The Desdemona

The Desdemona, she is a super super rare late 1960s green velvet prairie dream by Quad.

Desdemona is a true beauty indeed. She has the most stunning voluminous tiered lace frill sleeves, with deep lace frill cuffs, an empire line silhouette and scoop neckline. Her velvet is stunning and like all Quad dresses of such high quality too. This beauty is extremely rare, and truly an Heirloom indeed. 

This girl measures to approx a UK size 6/8.

Bust - 33" possibly 34"

Empire Line - 29"

Length -  57"

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

Desdemona has been freshly laundered and is ready to wear. Please have her dry cleaned or spot clean when needed. Velvet is a luxurious fabric, please always treat her kindly.  She is in good vintage condition.

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.