Details about LAURA ASHLEY VINTAGE SAILOR DRESS WEDDING 20s FLAPPER EDWARDIAN 40s 50s 30s DECOSee original listing
02 Aug, 2014 19:00:27 BST
Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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|Seller notes:||“Excellent condition”|
Cotton / Linen
70% Cotton & 30% Linen
Navy Blue Damask with White Trim & Ribbon
UK 12 - in label - please see measurements
EURO 38 - in label - please see measurements
US 10 - in label - please see measurements
...CROQUET ON THE LAWN ~ ENGLISH SUMMER GARDEN ~ MESSING ABOUT IN BOATS...
INCREDIBLY ELEGANT & UNUSUAL
VERY BEAUTIFULLY SEXY ~ VERY FLATTERING ~ & JUST FABULOUS...
GENUINE VINTAGE ~ VERY RARE TO FIND
With Stunning & Unusual Detailing & Exceptional Quality and Tailoring
Ideal as Day dress, or out in the Evening, or for Weddings ~ and Bridesmaids
" I don't like ephemeral things, I like things that last forever....."
Vintage Laura Ashley.....so quintessentially English...
~ 20s ~ 30s ~ Flapper ~ Edwardian ~ Boating ~ Croquet on the Lawn ~ English Tea ~ Cottage Garden ~ Summer Picnics ~ Messing about in Boats...
♥ DESCRIPTION: A stunning, rare to find vintage, navy blue drop waisted, linen/cotton mix, sailor dress by Laura Ashley, with bold & distinctive styling ~ featuring unusual & very subtle damask flower patterning in the fabric ~ a wide floppy collar, with one strip of white braid running around the edge in traditional sailor style & two long white ribbons, which can be brought under the collar & tied at the front, or left untied ~ adorable drop waisted style with a seam for definition ~ falling into the pleated skirt ~ with pleats all the way down the skirt ~ & short cuffed sleeves with slightly pleated tops and a strip of white braid to finish. ~
This dress is just ABSOLUTELY amazing ~ beautifully detailed to create a very traditional Victorian/Edwardian/20s Flapper sailor dress, with the neck ribbons, nautical collar & white braid detail ~ and with the drop waist, & the lovely subtly damask patterned linen fabric, this dress is just divine!!!
Excellent vintage condition ~ great quality fabrics ~ 70% Cotton & 30% Linen, which hangs beautifully ~ in navy blue ~ a real beauty! xxx
Vintage Laura Ashley ~ Label reads: Made in Great Britain.
~ LAURA ASHLEY ~
"I reckon that women looked their best at the turn of the century..." ~ Laura Ashley
Laura Ashley are one of the world's most recognizable British brands and have over 40 years experience in making colourful, seasonal clothing with retro styling and timeless chic, capturing the essence of the Victorian era and feminine florals that make all of their designs quintessentially English and timeless.
Laura's love of all things Victorian led to the longer length silhouette and feminine styles which would become the company's trademark and was right on trend at the end of the 1960's when fashion turned from the mini to the maxi - a trend that has since returned with force emphasizing Laura Ashley's timeless quality.
In 1961 Laura Ashley and husband Bernard Ashley moved from their Kent home, the original design and production venue, to Carno, Wales, to enable them to expand the business and be inspired by the rolling Wales countryside.
Their vintage pieces are now so sought after and desired! - and once you have seen and worn their clothing you'll know why they are so adored!
~ 1920s FASHION REVIVAL ~
There are key eras of the 20th Century whose fashion we look back on and romanticize, the roaring twenties is undeniably one of them ~ and thanks to the hit TV shows and the period drama films we've been seeing recently, we have been engulfed in nostalgia and are now seeing a renewed interest in the fashion of the 1920s, and we couldn't be happier.
It was in the Twenties when women were induced with an injection of self-confidence. As the new emancipated woman was freeing herself from societal restriction and from the social mores which had defined her and limited her, she was also freeing herself from the constriction of the outdated crinoline and corsets ~ and with this, began adopting a new, carefree and often frivolous lifestyle, one in which she could smoke a cigarette in public and dance the night away to live jazz at the bar.
These social changes brought with it huge changes in women’s fashion. For the first time women wore short bobbed-cut hairstyles which appalled their mothers; girdles were being left behind and looser, freer clothing became all the rage, allowing movement and agility once reserved only for men. Skirt lengths became shorter and shorter, something unheard of only a few years earlier; the loose, drop-waisted silhouette gained tremendous popularity, and a new name was born – the ‘flapper’...
The most immediate revival of the 1920s fashion sees the flapper dress as a defining dress for the spring/summer, offering up an essence of this statement style ~ loose-fitting, drop waisted and with beautiful embellishments, such as fringing and elaborate beading.
so many styles to choose from ~ from the flirty fun-loving Bright Young Things
who were the flapper girls, to the darker, mysterious edge of the noir vamp or
the intoxicating damsel of the femme fatale ~ the 20s flapper and 30s Noir are
fashion styles gaining as much enthusiasm and momentum this season as those
women of the roaring twenties and delicious thirties notoriously lived their
♥ SIZE: PLEASE SEE MEASUREMENTS BELOW TO BE SURE OF FIT ~ AS VINTAGE SIZES OFTEN COME UP A BIT SMALLER THAN MODERN DAY SIZING...xxx
UK 12 - in label
EURO 38 - in label
US 10 - in label
Some items do not carry a full range of international sizes in the label so i use an internet international size conversion site to translate UK sizes into EURO and US sizes ~ the site has proved very accurate, however if you are unsure please check sizes for yourself.
Measurements as follows ~ all measurements taken with garment laid flat so please double up for all the way around where appropriate. All measurements taken with garment pulled a bit to flatten ~ and please be aware that there is inevitably a slight discrepancy in the ways different people measure ~ so all measurements are approximate and so please give or take about a 1/4 inch or so either way. Please measure against a similar garment of your own which you know fits you well.
Bust ~ armpit to armpit ~ approx: 19 1/2 - 19 3/4 inches.
Waist ~ approx: 19 1/4 - 19 1/2 inches.
Drop waist seam ~ (lower than waist, along seam where the pleats fall from) ~ approx: 19 1/4 - 19 1/2 inches. depending if I measure slightly higher or slightly lower..
Length ~ taken from top of collar and down the back of the dress to the hem ~ approx: 50 inches.
Any QUESTIONS or if you need any other MEASUREMENTS ~ please just ask!
LASTLY, IN TWO WORDS........JUST ADORABLE! xxx
THEATRE of FASHION
20th Century Vintage & Contemporary
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