The Opal

Meet Opal, she is a beautiful late 60s handmade black velvet dream dress. Opal has a gorgeous silhouette, with scoop neckline, flowing skirt, empire line waist and beautiful straight sleeves. She is adorned in black lace frills and has decorative buttons on her bodice. It was hard to catch Opal's beauty, but I promise, she is gorgeous. Her velvet is plush and soft and she is a true gothic dream dress and a fantastic addition to Pansy Heirlooms!

This girl would work on UK sizes 4/6 best, suited to a petite frame.

Bust - up to 33"

Empire Waist - 29"

Length -  49"

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

The Opal 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 has some white scuffing on her lace trims on one side of her skirt. These are right at the hem and are hardly noticeable, they do not detract.

ALL vintage velvet comes with small signs of wear to the pile of the fabric. This is part of the charm.

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.