LAURA ASHLEY LATE VICTORIAN/EDWARDIAN STYLE VOILE WEDDING/SPECIAL DRESS, UK
6 - 8
RARE IVORY LAURA
ASHLEY LATE VICTORIAN/EARLY EDWARDIAN STYLED WEDDING DRESS
MADE OF TOP
QUALITY COTTON VOILE SELF PATTERNED WITH TINY RAISED POLKA DOTS
THE ‘LOOK’ IS
TOTALLY ETHEREAL & DAINTY - I HAVE INCLUDED A PHOTOGRAPH (NUMBER 12) FROM THE ORIGINAL ASHLEY CATALOGUE, FOR INTEREST & PROVENANCE. The dress for sale is the one in all the other pics (obvious, I know, but thought I'd better state it as the belt is shown in the catalogue pic whereas this dress does not have its belt.
PLEASE NOTE : THE DRESS DOES NOT HAVE ITS ORIGINAL SASH BELT
SO THE PRICE HAS BEEN REDUCED TO REFLECT THIS FACT.
FOR WEARING, AN IVORY SATIN RIBBON WOULD LOOK LOVELY,
OR ACCENT WITH A PASTEL COLOUR. The dress does not actually require a belt to look
DEMURELY STYLED FITTED
BODICE WITH LAVISH SIGNATURE PINTUCKING & EXQUISITE LACE TRIMMING TO BODICE.
- A DAINTY GRAPEVINE (FOR GOOD FORTUNE)
WINDING ITS WAY DOWN THE BODICE, AROUND THE SLEEVE CUFFS, & AROUND THE
HEMLINE (IN A DOUBLE ROW)
THE SLEEVES ARE
LONG, GATHERED AT THE SHOULDER TOP & TRIMMED WITH MORE PINTUCKING TO OUTER
THEY FASTEN BY 2
DAINTY FAUX MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTONS
THE SKIRTS ARE FULLY GATHERED TO THE NATURAL WAISTLINE TO HANG
UNDERSKIRTS TO STOP THE FINE FABRIC BEING SEE -THROUGH
ZIP FASTENING TO
BACK (it is a Metal zip of course) WHICH LOOKS A SLIGHTLY DEEPER CREAM WHEN THE
GOWN IS NOT ON A BODY. FINE WHEN IT IS BEING WORN THOUGH. TINY AMOUNT OF
SURFACE PAINT GONE FROM THE ZIP ‘PULL’
IF YOU ARE
PLANNING A VICTORIAN, EDWARDIAN OR ‘DOWNTON ABBEY’ THEMED WEDDING, IT WOULD
ALSO BE ABSOLUTELY PERFECT
CONDITION IS SUPERIOR TIMEWARP VINTAGE.
HAS ITS ORIGINAL, UNALTERED
HEM & NO ALTERATIONS OR ISSUES OTHER THAN STATED. ALL BUTTONS ARE THE
UK 12 (EUR 38 USA 10) BUT
MEASURES MUCH SMALLER – PLEASE NOTE THIS DRESS WILL FIT A MODERN UK SIZE 6 - 8
ON THE BASIS OF MODERN STANDARD BUST & WAIST MEASUREMENTS.
WHEN ASSESSING ITS
SUITABILITY FOR YOU, PLEASE FACTOR IN THAT YOU WILL NEED TO WEAR SOMETHING
(SILK CAMI TOP?) UNDERNEATH AS OTHERWISE YOU’LL BE BLUSHING – NOTE THE POSITION OF THE LACE PANELS ON THE
BODICE & THE FACT THAT THEY ARE SHEER.
measures to fit 30”-32” max
measures to fit 26” (which leaves a bit of room spare for comfort) to 28”
(which would be tight)
LENGTH FROM TOP SHOULDER SEAM TO HEM IS 56”
LENGTH (MEASURED FROM SHOULDER TOP TO CUFF EDGE) 23”
(TOP SHOULDER TO WAIST) IS 15”
APERTURE: for comfort, 6” though will fasten
at 6.5” if you do not mind tight cuffs.
APERTURE: 12”” FOR COMFORTABLE FIT LEAVING WIGGLE ROOM. WILL FIT TO 13” MAX IF
YOU ARE HAPPY WITH A CLOSE FITTING NECK
A GOWN FROM A ANOTHER TIME,
STYLED TO REFLECT BYGONE CHARM
RARE NOW & ONLY GOING TO GET
IF YOU LOVE EARLY VINTAGE LAURA
ASHLEY, DO KEEP CHECKING MY LISTINGS: THERE ARE GOING TO BE A NUMBER OF
EXTREMELY RARE & VERY EARLY PIECES FROM
MY PERSONAL COLLECTION NOW BEING DOWNSIZED AS I INTEND TO MOVE ABROAD.
NOTE ON COPYING: MY PHOTOGRAPHIC
WORK IS STRICTLY COPYRIGHT. THIEVES WILL BE REPORTED TO EBAY. LIKEWISE, CERTAIN
OTHERS SHOULD TRY WRITING THEIR OWN ADVERT., NOT JUST LIFTING INFO AND
DESCRIPTIONS FROM MY ADS.
TRY HONESTY – YOUR CUSTOMERS
Thank you for
MY HOME IS 100% SMOKE FREE
clothing items are carefully handwashed or dry cleaned as appropriate , ironed
& sent to you in absolutely clean, lovely-to-receive condition!
new packaging is ever used on garments.
Feedback from Other Happy Buyers and Bid or Buy with Absolute
some remote chance your item does not delight – I DO accept returns for a
refund. Shopping online is super but occasionally a thing just does not suit
& none of us can afford mistakes with our money these days.
EUROPEAN BUYERS PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR AN
EXACT POSTING PRICE TO YOUR COUNTRY, OVERSEAS POSTAL PRICES ARE SET FOR THE USA
(furthest away from me, so there are no nasty shocks) BUT AS YOU ARE NEARER, IT
WILL COST LESS TO SEND YOUR ITEM
If you are
in the UK it may be possible to send by courier for less - always happy to save
you money on postage
Payment by Paypal, Postal
Order or Cheque Happily Accepted
BUT VERY USEFUL STUFF
PLEASE NOTE THAT
PHOTOGRAPHS & TEXT IN THIS AD ARE COPYRIGHT & SHOULD NOT BE REPRODUCED.
Payment on Auction items within 3 days please unless prior arrangement (Buy Now items
need to be paid immediately) If this is not possible, - for instance if you are
bidding on another item so will want combined postage - please let me know.
No Payment or contact after a
week will mean I relist your item & report the non-payment to eBay.
– Yes I accept them – Unworn & posted back within 3 days (I have had
experiences of certain persons hanging onto things for up to a month, then
returning them clearly worn. I am not a dress hire company! Buyer to pay Recorded Return postage for the return.
items are sent by Recorded Delivery/Courier so nothing will get ‘lost’ in
do NOT post to P.O. Box addresses.
p/p costs are calculated to cover the necessary packaging etc, NOT to
profit from it.
there is any excess beyond 50p (to cover costs) I refund it to you.
possible, am happy to combine postage on items to keep your postage costs to a
I want you to
be happy with your purchase. I check everything before listing & I am
honest. If for some reason you are
not happy with what you get, follow eBay rules - message me before leaving feedback. If I’ve made a genuine mistake, you’ll get
your money back.
Please Note: I find most people on eBay are honest
& nice. If you are not one of them, pretend that you are, because it’ll
get you further.
I leave your feedback once I have had
yours & know you are happy.
THANK FOR READING THIS! Sounds
long-winded but is really just commonsense, honesty & mutual courtesy.