The Carmine

Meet Carmine, she is a simply stunning handmade maroon red cotton corduroy dream dress, circa early 70s. Carmine is truly the definition of understated elegance. She has a beautiful and flattering silhouette with statement sleeves, squared scoop neckline, a cinched waist with side ties and a swooping long skirt. I could see her styled on her own or over a frilly blouse to add even more gothic drama. She is thick, beautiful quality and truly outstanding, she is the perfect red cord dress if I ever did see one.. and I just hope she finds the home she deserves..

This girl would work on UK sizes 10/12 best.

Bust - up to 38"

Waist - 31"

Length -  61"

For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6. 

The Carmine has been freshly laundered and is ready to wear. Dry Clean Only. She is in good vintage condition, she has a few minor signs of wear.

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.