Details about LAURA ASHLEY VINTAGE SAILOR DRESS WEDDING 50s 40s WWII 30s VAMP 20s FLAPPER DECOSee original listing
“Such a beautiful dress in a polka dot blue, lovely summery cotton and in such excellent condition ~ ”... Read more
20 May, 2014 16:19:14 BST
Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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|Seller notes:||“Such a beautiful dress in a polka dot blue, lovely summery cotton and in such excellent condition ~ fabulous for a wedding, boating, picnic lunch on the lawn, high tea...divine...”|
|Decade:||50s Rockabilly/40s War Bride/20s 30s Flapper||Brand:||Laura Ashley|
|Look:||50s Starlet 40s WW11 Jive Wedding Bridesmaid||Exact Colour:||Beautiful Blue & White Polka Dots|
|Size:||14||UK Size:||UK 14 - in label - please ask for measurements|
|Main Colour:||Blue||European Size::||EURO 40 - In label - please ask for measurements|
|Vintage Type:||True Vintage||US Size:||US 12 - in label - please ask for measurements|
|Material:||Cotton||TRUE VINTAGE::||70s 80s Vintage Laura Ashley|
THE MOST DELIGHTFUL DRESS
50s Rockabilly ~ 40s War Bride ~ 20s ~ 30s
Wedding ~ Bridesmaid ~ Beauty
INCREDIBLY ELEGANT & UNUSUAL
BEAUTIFUL ~ VERY FLATTERING ~ & JUST FABULOUS...
TRUE VINTAGE ~ VERY RARE TO FIND
BEAUTIFUL BLUE with PRETTY SMALL WHITE POLKA DOTS
With Stunning & Unusual Detailing & Exceptional Quality and Tailoring
" I don't like ephemeral things, I like things that last forever....."
Vintage Laura Ashley.....so quintessentially English...
~ 50s ~ Starlet ~ Rockabilly ~ Jive ~ 40s ~ War Bride ~ WWII ~ 20s ~ 30s ~ Flapper ~ Edwardian ~ Boating ~ English Tea ~ Cottage Garden ~ Messing about in Boats ~ Wedding ~ Bridesmaid ~
♥ DESCRIPTION: A stunning, very rare to find, vintage, very pretty blue & small white polka dots, pure cotton sailor dress by Laura Ashley, with beautiful styling ~ in a soft gorgeous lawn cotton ~ featuring a square neckline with an V insert, and sailor style, large, deep V shaped collar with a narrow strip of white braid around the edge, and ending in two blue and white polka dot ribbon neck ties which are knotted beneath ~ seamed waist which creates a very hour-glass shape and leading to the long, floaty skirt with one slit hand pockets in the side seam ~ and zip at side for ease of dressing ~ skirt is lightly pleated at top and falling into long wide floaty skirt below. ~ Sleeves are approx elbow length, very slightly gathered at shoulder and ending in slightly gathered cuffs with piping for definition.
This dress is just ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS ~ a VERY rare 70s/80s vintage Laura Ashley dress, beautifully detailed to create a very 20s 30s look and 40s / 50s starlet jive rockabilly war bride, with the ribbon ties, nautical collar, & the lovely subtle hour glass shaping, ~ with the polka dot print just adding that extra touch of rare beauty...This dress is just divine!!!
Look fabulous worn in the day with sandals, or out at night with high heels and bright red lipstick...ABSOLUTELY ideal for weddings, as a wedding party guest, or as a bridesmaid, could even be worn as a wedding dress or going away dress for a 20s or 30s /50s / 40s themed wedding. We offer a number of Laura Ashley nautical/sailor dresses in a number of colour ways and sizes, including children's sizes, so please do have a look if you are putting together a themed wedding party...
Excellent vintage condition ~ 100% Pure Cotton, which hangs beautifully ~ in a rare to find polka dots, small white polka dots on blue ~ a real beauty! xxx
~ 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!
♥ SIZE: PLEASE ASK FOR ANY MEASUREMENTS YOU NEED TO BE SURE OF FIT AS VINTAGE SIZES OFTEN COME UP A BIT SMALLER THAN MODERN DAY SIZING...xxx
UK 14 - in label
EURO 40 - in label
US 12 - 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.
Any QUESTIONS please ask!
LASTLY, IN TWO WORDS........JUST ADORABLE! xxx
THEATRE of FASHION
20th Century Vintage & Contemporary
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