The Lavender

Meet Lavender, she is an absolutely gorgeous late 70s Laura Ashley made in Dublin cotton prairie beauty. She has a delicate lilac shade with a gorgeous edwardiana silhouette, with high collar, beautiful sleeves and dreamy pintuck detailing. She is an easy to wear spring beauty, which will look gorgeous paired with sandals or trainers for a relaxed look.. 

This girl measures to approx UK size 8/10

Bust - up to 36"

Waist - 29"

Length -  53.5"

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

The Lavender 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. She does have some all round fading and a few marks in places. Her original waist tie is also missing, but this does not detract. She is an absolute steal for a Laura Ashley prairie dress, and I hope she heads to the best home!

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.