The Celestia

Meet Celestia, she is a truly stunning silk blend velvet dream dress by Idol, which was a famous london boutique in the 1990s and was stocked in Liberty, this would have been a very expensive high end dress when originally purchased. When I first came across this beauty I was stumped on her age, I usually focus on 60s and 70s pieces, but, this rare dreamy absolutely deserves a place in the collection. She has the most stunning bodice, with shirred panels, a square neckline and stunning embellishments. Her fabric is simply outstanding and beautifully soft with an incredible sheen. Celestia is one of those unusual pieces that I just love to find, and I hope she heads to the best home today..

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

Bust - up to 38"

Waist - 31"

Length -  58"

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

The Celestia 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.

ALL vintage velvet comes with small signs of wear to the pile of the fabric. This is part of the charm.

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.