Meet Mai, she is a super beautiful and super rare late 1960s bohemian cotton dream, made in Thailand. Vintage Asian made dresses are always superior in the textiles department, and Mai is a perfect example of such. She has the most amazing mythical bird print, a fully hand patchworked skirt, beautiful pintucking at her bodice and delightful trims. She has been crafted to an incredible standard, and the quality in this beauty really is insane. She has a beautiful shape with cropped kimono sleeves, a square neckline and a full skirt. It actually is so hard to capture the true beauty of Mai in photographs, but I promise, wherever she is headed, she will be loved and treasured. She is probably the most precious black dress I have sourced to date, and I know you will never ever find another Mai.
This girl measures to approx UK size 10/12
Bust - up to 40"
Empire Waist - 32" - can be drawn in with her ties.
Length - 53"
For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6.
The Mai 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.
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.
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