The Party Hostess, she is an unbelievable late 60s early 70s beauty by John Charles. Her main body is a stunning fantastic quality brocade and her black areas are a chiffon which I'm almost certain is silk.
The Party Hostess, I mean... WOW. This girl is a stunner. She is a total dream dress for now and many years to come. She has a stunning silhouette with frilly yoke and collar feature, slightly floaty sleeves with frilly cuff and a stunning velvet sash belt feature. The quality in this girl is just next level.
This girl measures to approx UK size 10, could possibly work on an 8 too, see measurements.
Bust - 36"
Waist - 28"
Length - 55"
For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6.
The Party Hostess has been freshly laundered and is ready to wear. This beauty is dry clean only. She is in goodvintage condition, the only thing to note is she has a small nick in her fabric on the back of her yoke near her zipper. This is so minor and barely noticeable, see last photo.
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.