Meet Candy, a truly amazing and rare 1980s pink candy stripe prairie dream by Laura Ashley. Candy is just beautiful and this particular 80s Laura Ashley is one of the best. She is beautifully crafted in quality cotton with a deep pointed waistband, full skirt and amazing puff sleeves. She is just so wearable, and that makes her even more special, she would look amazing teamed with trainers through spring summer and will be a go-to dress for years and years to come.
This girl would work on UK sizes 4/6.
Bust - up to 34"
Waist - 25"
Length - 55"
For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6.
Candy has been freshly laundered and is ready to wear. She can safely be washed at home on a cool setting. She is in good vintage condition. She has two pin prick size marks at her neckline, these are tiny and do not detract. See last photo for more.
This beauty has minimal signs of vintage wear, but please bear in mind that our pieces are true vintage, they’ve been danced in and they have been lived in, so all of our garments will carry your usual signs of vintage wear. Anything that we think is outside of what would class as usual vintage wear, we will state.
Here at Pansy we know vintage sizes are very different from modern sizes, and we pride ourselves on offering accurate measurements with approximate modern UK sizing to ensure a your Pansy purchases will be a good fit.
Although we do offer approx modern sizing it is also very helpful if you know your own measurements. If you are unsure of these, an easy way of estimating them is measuring one of your own garments, that fits well, laid flat. Measure in inches, across from pit to pit, flat across the waist and double both of these measurements. Our length measurements are mostly taken from the highest point of the shoulder to the hem.
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