Meet Valentina, she is an absolutely gorgeous and truly rare late 70s heavy brushed cotton romantic dream by one of the most iconic labels Droopy and Browns. She is beautifully crafted, like all Droopy and Brown dresses, and has the most lovely detailing. She has statement sleeves with deep cuffs, princess waistline and a super full skirt with stunning frill detailing. She is midi in length and looks an absolute dream when worn. Lots of Droopy and Brown dresses were crafted in Liberty fabrics, and I suspect this is as such. I know this dress will be loved forever and ever in her next abode, she is a true treasure to behold.
This girl measures to approx UK size 12.
Bust - up to 40"
Waist - 31"
Length - 47"
For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6.
The Valentina 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, some very slight colour differences in places.
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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