The Rhona

The Rhona, she is a stunning super special early 70s (around 1972 to be exact) Marion Donaldson prairie dream. Her sleeves and yoke/collar area are a lightweight cotton blend and her body is a structured thick woven style of cotton, she is not lined.

The Rhona, she is a very special girl indeed. She has an unusual silhouette with a structured corset style bodice, high pie crust collar, and puff broderie sleeves with frill cuffs. We love this girl here at Pansy, she really is truly unique and very special. Marion Donaldson is a fantastic Scottish label, who made the most stunning quality pieces, they were known for taking fashion to Scotland back then!

Bust - 34"

Waist - 28"

Length -  54"

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

The Rhona has been freshly laundered and is ready to wear. She can safely be washed at home on a 30 degree setting. 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.