Meet Sakura, she is an absolutely stunning and rare 1970s Vivien Smith of York prairie dream, she is crafted in a delicate lightweight cotton and is lined. Sakura has the coolest ever retro 70s print in a gorgeous rich brown shade and beautiful white broderie anglaise frill detailing. Her sleeves are divine and so floaty with a beautiful frill cuff. She has that classic prairie silhouette we all love, with nipped in waist and a high collar. Honestly, Sakura is a true treasure to behold, early Vivien Smith pieces rarely ever come up for sale and this beauty really is such a fine example, I highly doubt this dress will ever be sourced again...
This girl would work on UK sizes 8/10 best.
Bust - up to 35"
Waist - 27"
Length - 52"
For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6.
The Sakura 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, including a few small nicks to her fabric in places. This is very minor and does not detract.
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.
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