The Orchid

Meet Orchid, a truly beautiful 1970s cotton blend prairie delight. Orchid is so lovely and versatile. She has a classic prairie silhouette with ruffles galore, puff sleeves and a tie back belt. She is white with a beautiful delicate clustered floral and would look truly gorgeous styled up or down.

This girl would work on UK sizes 10 small 12 best.

Bust - 38"

Waist - 33" - does sit high - has side ties to fit

Length -  57"

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

The Orchid 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 had a small tear to the side of her skirt which I have sealed with interfacing, this is very minor and unnoticeable when worn, see last photo for more.

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.