The Spinel

The Spinel, she is a stunning early extremely rare 70s Laura Ashley made in wales cotton prairie dream. She is not lined.

The Spinel, she is a true romantic dream. She has the most stunning silhouette, with super full skirt, frill cuffs and a square neck with low back. This dress is extremely rare and special, she is one of our favourite cuts of Laura Ashley. Her print is a delicate trellis style floral, so so so beautiful.

This girl measures to approx UK size 10/12.

Bust - 36"

Waist - 30"

Length -  55"

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

The Spinel 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 does have some wear which has been heavily reflected in her price, she has some fading in places, and a patch of discolouring to her skirt, which is so common with Laura Ashley dresses, it seems to be something to do with the dye used, she also has a small sewn up mend to her skirt. This has all been heavily reflected in her price. To be honest when worn it won't really be noticeable, she is still super gorgeous and so special. Her wear only adds to her charm.... see last two photos for more.

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.