The Penchant

The Penchant, she is an absolutely stunning super rare Liberty print cotton dream prairie midi dress by coveted Scottish designer of the time Marion Donaldson.

Penchant is truly truly amazing and a very fine collectible example of a late 70s early 80s Marion Donaldson Liberty midi dress. She has the most stunning print, which is filled with beautiful birds, flowers and leaves. She has a phenomenal colour palette which is so perfect for the festive season and beautiful contrasting black edges. She also comes with her original belt. This dress is an absolute collectors piece.

This girl measures to approx UK size 12, possibly small 14.

Bust - 40"

Waist - 31"

Length -  45"

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

Penchant has been freshly laundered and is ready to wear. She can safely be washed at home on a 30 degree setting. She is in good vintage condition.

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.