The Sapphire

Meet Sapphire, she is an AMAZING and truly rare one of a kind 70s handmade shimmering blue velvet dream dress. Sapphire is just unbelievable and true favourite from Heirlooms this year. She has an amazing silhouette with oversized collar, beautiful straight sleeves which are slightly puffed at the shoulder and a nipped in waist with long flowing skirt. She is adorned in beautiful white lace frills which really bring her to life. I honestly adore this dress, she is crafted beautifully and her velvet has a stunning shimmer and is amazing quality. I hope she finds the best home, I will truly miss Sapphire, she is the best blue velvet I have ever laid my eyes on.

This girl would work on UK sizes 8/10 best.

Bust - up to 38"

Waist - 28" - can be cinched with side ties

Length -  61"

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

The Sapphire has been freshly laundered and is ready to wear. Dry Clean Only. She is in good vintage condition, she has a few minor signs of wear, she has a couple of tiny marks to her lace.

ALL vintage velvet comes with small signs of wear to the pile of the fabric. This is part of the charm.

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.