The Carnation

Meet Carnation, she is an absolutely stunning 1970s handmade cotton prairie dream dress in a beautiful pink shade. She has a stunning regency esque silhouette with square neckline, puff sleeves, empire waist and a flowing skirt. She has a gorgeous floral print with stunning ribbon detailing at her waist and gorgeous delicate detailing around her neckline and cuffs. Carnation is one of those easy breezy wearable prairies that I love so much, and I can just envision how gorgeous she will look on her next owner. 

This girl measures to approx UK size 8/10 could also work on a UK 6.

Bust - up to 37"

Empire Waist - 29"

Length -  54"

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

The Carnation 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 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.