The Gladiolus

Meet Gladiolus, she is a beautiful 1970s handmade prairie beauty crafted in a soft, lightweight and flowy manmade fibre. This beauty is gorgeous and is absolutely summer in a dress! She has a beautiful colourway with orange braid trim and a clustered floral in greens, oranges and browns. She has a romantic silhouette with puff sleeves, empire line bust and a tiered skirt. She would look so gorgeous paired with some chunky sandals for a hot summery day!

This girl measures to approx UK size 8/10.

Bust - 34"

Empire Waist - 30"

Length -  54"

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

The Gladiolus 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. Her cuffs have been opened up on the inside, this is neatly done and adds more flexibility into them.

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.