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Beautiful dress in a stunning colour, lovely summery cotton and in such excellent condition

20 May, 2014 16:11:11 BST
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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Seller notes: Beautiful dress in a stunning colour, lovely summery cotton and in such excellent condition
Decade: 50s Rockabilly/40s War Bride/20s 30s Flapper Exact Colour: Beautiful Candy Pink & White Polka Dots
Look: 50s Starlet 40s WW11 Jive Wedding Bridesmaid UK Size: UK 14 - in label - please ask for measurements
Size: 14 European Size:: EURO 40 - In label - please ask for measurements
Main Colour: Pink US Size: US 12 - in label - please ask for measurements
Vintage Type: True Vintage TRUE VINTAGE:: 70s 80s Vintage Laura Ashley
Material: Cotton Australian Size:: AUS 16 Estimated ~ please ask for measurements
Brand: Laura Ashley

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50s ~ Starlet ~ Rockabilly ~ Jive ~ 40s ~ War Bride ~ WWII ~ 20s ~ 30s ~ Flapper ~ Edwardian ~ Boating ~ English Tea ~ Cottage Garden ~ Messing about in Boats ~ Wedding ~ Bridesmaid

" I don't like ephemeral things, I like things that last forever....."

Vintage Laura quintessentially English...

A stunning, very rare to find, true vintage, very pretty candy pink & small white polka dots, pure lawn cotton sailor dress by Laura Ashley, with very beautiful styling and lovely tailoring which creates that gorgeous hour-glass shape. Delightful sailor detailing, including large sailor collar at back and unusual sailor knot at front. Gorgeous long floaty skirt with slit hand pockets in the side seams ~ Depending on your height, this dress is mid-length to maxi. Side zip for ease of dressing.  Sleeves are approx elbow length, very slightly gathered at shoulder and ending in slightly gathered cuffs for definition.

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS ~ a VERY rare 70s/80s vintage Laura Ashley dress, beautifully detailed to create a very 20s / 30s look and a very 40s / 50s starlet jive rockabilly war bride look, with the ribbon ties, nautical collar, & the lovely subtle hour glass shaping, ~ with the polka dot print & the exquisite candy pink colour just adding that extra touch of delight...This dress is just divine.

Looks 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 day going away dress for a 20s or 30s, 40s, 50s 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 soft candy pink  with small white polka dots ~ a real beauty!

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"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! 

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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.

UK 14 - in label

EURO 40 - in label

US 12 - in label

AUS estimated 16

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Any QUESTIONS, please ask.


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20th Century Vintage & Contemporary


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