1970s Marion Donaldson Liberty Print Red Floral Cotton & Velvet Skirt

This is the most charming floral printed skirt by British designer Marion Donaldson - a timeless wardrobe staple in a flattering silhouette. The main fabric is a vibrant printed cotton with a sweet floral motif that resembles forget-me-not flowers in hues of blue, green, pale pink & black with gold tone leaf motifs connecting them. Marion often used Liberty prints in her designs and this is very likely one of their print designs. The waist band and hem line are comprised of a complimentary burgundy coloured velvet trim - the waistband measures about 2" while the hemline is about 6" deep. The floral section is made up of 3 distinct panels - the first under the waistband is neat with small pleats towards the waist; the second panel has wider pleats which lead down to the final panel with wider pleats again which all combine to give the skirt a lovely loose but flattering shape. There is great weight to the material overall too. The design is beautifully set off with a thin line of gold piping on both the top of the waistband and top of the hemline. The skirt fastens at the back with its original zip and single button. The skirt is fully lined in acetate and bears a Marion Donaldson label which reads a vintage 12; in modern terms this would equate to a UK 8-10, US 4-6. The skirt is in excellent vintage condition with no faults of any note - looks barely worn.

Waist - 27 in. (68.6 cm)
Hip - 42 in. (106.7 cm)
Length - 30 in. (76.2 cm)

Pickup available at CIRCA VINTAGE

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Will you set anything aside for me before I come?

We are happy to find anything you may be interested in from our website - please let us know a week in advance. 

We also have an extensive offline collection. If you let us know your size, style, favourite colour to wear and perhaps your budget, we can browse through our archive in advance of your appointment. 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Clients may wish to bring modern shapewear when trying on garments from certain eras, especially the 1950s. Vintage clothing was often worn with undergarments that shaped the waist and as such is tailored for them.

We have a huge variety of slip dresses and petticoats to complete your look; many of which are also for sale.

You may also wish to bring your favourite footwear. We often find a classic pair of nude shoes work well when trying on, or a pair in gold or silver.

Do you have a price range?

Many of our lower-priced pieces (under £150) are not available to buy online. Our prices range from £80 - £600 for separates. Dresses start at around £150 and go up to £2,500 for the very best antique pieces and designer vintage. Our bridalwear ranges from £300 - £3,000.

Can I bring anyone with me?

Yes but please do let us know the size of your party in advance.

Where can I get alterations?

We offer some alterations in house. Should you need alterations we cannot provide, we can refer you to one of our tried and trusted tailors.

Do you have an after-care service?

We will advise you on the best way to clean and preserve your vintage pieces and can also recommend trusted local dry cleaners.

Can I cancel my appointment?

You are free to cancel but please do give us as much notice as possible. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, you will be invoiced a late cancellation fee of £25.

Where's the showroom?

Our address is Circa Vintage, 87A Lansdowne Way London SW8 2PB

Upon arrival, buzz the 87A button on the gate or call us 020 7736 5038 to let you in.

Do you have parking?

We offer free, secure, off-street parking but it is a tight squeeze – so do let us know in advance if you will be needing this and we can make sure that there is space available.

How do I get there by public transport?


Stockwell (7 min walk) - Northern and Victoria Lines

Nine Elms (9 min walk) – Northern Line


Wandsworth Road (13 min walk) – Westbound to Clapham Junction / Eastbound to Dalston Junction

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