The Ochre

Meet Ochre, she is a STUNNING and RARE 1970s velvet midi length dress by my favourite label of the time, Earlybird. This is a really special piece, and when worn she looks phenomenal. She has a golden plush pile velvet and is adorned in the sweetest trims. She has a low cut neckline, flutter sleeves, full skirt with flounce and thick waist ties. Pair her with boots for the most stylish look there is, and I just know she will be one of your favourite AW dresses.

This girl has a really flexible and loose fit, her waist ties adjust her to fit perfectly. She would work on UK sizes 6/8/10 small 12 best.

Bust - up to 40"

Waist - 37" - loose fit to be drawn in with waist ties.

Length - 44"

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

The Ochre 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 sleeves were once puffed I imagine, but I deliberately chose not to replace the elastic in her sleeves, as who doesn't love a flutter sleeve? She has a small notch on her lower neckline, this is barely noticeable and does not detract.

 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.