The Victoria

Meet Victoria, she is a gorgeous late 60s gothic prairie dream dress by Shubette. Her skirt is made from a gorgeous black velvet and her bodice is made from a manmade crepe style fabric. Victoria has a classic victoriana silhouette, with high collar and straight sleeves. Her bodice is adorned in lace placements and she has button detailing down her centre front. Victoria is a very wearable and classic addition to Pansy Heirlooms, she would look great styled with a chunky gothic belt and boots for the perfect gothic look. 

This girl would work on UK sizes 10/12 best.

Bust - up to 38"

Waist - 30"

Length -  53.5"

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

The Victoria 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. There is some slight discolouration to her bodice in places, but this is not really noticeable and minor, it does not detract. 

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.