The Penelope

Meet Penelope, she is an absolutely beautiful and truly iconic late 1970s Made in Carno Wales Laura Ashley cotton prairie dream dress. She is beautifully crafted with metres and metres of adorable soft pink floral cotton with the most beautiful cotton lace trims. She has an absolutely gorgeous classic prairie silhouette with high collar, nipped in waist, beautiful sleeves with deep cuffs and a super full skirt with a flounced hem. The quality of these dresses is second to none, and they are absolutely lifetime pieces. Penelope is one of my favourite dresses of the collection, and also one of my favourite Laura Ashley dresses ever, I hope she finds the best home today.

This girl measures to approx UK size 6/8

Bust - up to 33"

Waist - 26"

Length -  55.5"

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

The Penelope 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.

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.