The Esmerelda Dress

The Esmerelda Dress, she is a super rare homemade 1970s green velveteen midaxi dress. She is not lined.

The Esmerelda Dress has the most gorgeous ruffle yoke detailing, which is just SO Gucci. She has a high neckline, gorgeous straight cut sleeves with lace ruffle cuffs and a bow back belt. This beauty was one of the first finds for Pansy Heirloom. 

This girl measures to a UK size 6/8 could possibly work on a small busted 10.

Bust - 33" - 34"

Empire Waist - 28"

Length -  50"

For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6 and our model, the gorgeous Josie is a UK 8/10 and 5"6 in height.

The Esmerelda Dress has been freshly laundered and is ready to wear. She can safely be washed on a cool wash setting at home. She is in good vintage condition, some raw edges inside and a tiny pin prick mark to her yoke, this is really tiny and barely noticeable, see last photo. She also has a sewn up repair under one arm.

She has minimal signs of vintage wear. But please bare in mind that our pieces are true vintage, they’ve been danced in and they have been lived in, so all 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.