The Morticia Dress, she is a super rare 1970s gothic chuffon prairie maxi dress by Pansy fave Richard Shops. She is fully lined.
The Morticia Dress has the most gothic cut ever, with high pie crust neck, huge blouson sleeves, empire line with ribbon detail and a small flounce to her hem. She also has the most stunning white lace features. This beauty is the epitome of Pansy Heirloom.
This girl measures to a UK size 6/8 possibly a small 10.
Bust - 32" - the arm hole is very low cut, this adds more room into the bust and better flexibility.
Empire Waist - 28"
Length - 54"
For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6 and our model, the gorgeous Jensen is a UK 8/10 and 5"3 in height. This dress fitted Jensen but was a little snug.
The Morticia Dress has been freshly laundered and is ready to wear. Hand wash in cool water and drip dry. She is in goodvintage condition, she has some very minor signs of wear including an almost invisible mark to the white lace on one of her sleeves (so faint my camera couldn't catch it).
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.