Details about VINTAGE LAURA ASHLEY 50s DRESS BALLGOWN WEDDING 40s PROM DEBUTANTE BANQUET BALLSee original listing
“Excellent condition ~ and such a BEAUTIFUL dress and matching bolero jacket ~ DIVINE!!! xxx”
28 Aug, 2014 17:36:20 BST
Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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|Seller notes:||“Excellent condition ~ and such a BEAUTIFUL dress and matching bolero jacket ~ DIVINE!!! xxx”|
|Decade:||1950s / 1940s / New Look||Exact Material:||100% Pure Cotton|
|Look:||50s Debutante/Starlet/40s/War Bride/Banquet||Exact Colour:||Black with Pastel Pink & Green Floral Print|
|Size:||10||UK Size:||UK 10 - in label - please see measurements|
|Main Colour:||Blacks||European Size:||EURO 36 - in label - please see measurements|
|Vintage Type:||True Vintage||US Size:||US 6 - in label - please see measurements|
|Material:||Cotton||Vintage Laura Ashley ~:||1980s label in 50s Style|
~ 1950s / 1940s BEAUTY ~
~ Wedding ~ Prom ~ Champagne Picnic ~
~ Debutante Ball ~ Ascot ~ Henley ~
INCREDIBLY ELEGANT & SO ADORABLE
SEXY & FLATTERING & JUST FABULOUS...
ORIGINAL VINTAGE ~ RARE TO FIND
in lovely condition
STRAPLESS ~ MAXI
SPECIAL DAY or EVENING ~ DRESS ~ SUMMER BALLGOWN
With Beautiful Detailing & Exceptional Quality and Tailoring
Can be worn with or without added petticoats
" I don't like ephemeral things, I like things that last forever....."
Vintage Laura Ashley.....so quintessentially English...
Vintage ~ 50s ~ Debutante Ball ~ Wedding ~ Starlet ~ 40s ~ Old Hollywood ~ Wedding Guest ~ Bride ~ Bridesmaid ~ Champagne Ball ~ English Tea ~ Cottage Gardens ~ Henley ~ Ascot ~ Theatre ~ Prom ~ Beauty...
♥ DESCRIPTION: An ABSOLUTELY stunning, rare to find vintage, floral, special day, or evening, strapless & full skirted dress /ballgown by Laura Ashley, with beautiful styling ~ in a soft cotton with a black ground and with pale and very pretty pastel pink flowers with green foliage ~ vintage 80s with a very 50s style and look...so beautiful...
~ The dress features a strapless, lightly boned, structured bodice which shows off your shoulders and back beautifully ~ with a small fold of the floral printed cotton around the top which falls down into soft small points in the centre ~ quite a high waist seam,which is very flattering to almost all body shapes ~ & a lovely full skirt which falls in loose soft pleats from the more tightly pleated waistline, in a midi mid-length to maxi long length (depending on your height) ~ (you could wear a 50s style petticoat underneath if you choose, to make that very 50s full skirted look, or without, either way it's beautiful.) ~ The back is just stunning also, with the frill in the floral cotton running around the top ~ with a concealed long zip running down the centre ~ & the beautiful full skirt...It's just DIVINE!!!
This dress is just ABSOLUTELY gorgeous ~ tailored so beautifully to create the most sexy & flattering style & fit, with the fitted strapless bodice & the gorgeous, very 50s style full skirt, which splays right out when you walk, move or dance... Just add red lips for that ultimate 50s 'Old Hollywood' starlet glamour...Gorgeous!!! Would look stunning for a wedding with a lovely huge rimmed hat!!!
Excellent vintage condition ~ soft 100% Cotton fabric, lovely to wear~ in black, with a beautiful summer floral print in pastel pink & green ~ a real beauty! xxx
Please note that some photographs are taken with added petticoats to add volume to the skirts, these petticoats are not included in the sale ~ very easily purchased from a number of retailers online.
~ 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!
~ Dior's New Look ~
On 12 February 1947, Dior launched his first fashion collection for Spring-Summer 1947. The new collection went down in fashion history as the "New Look" after the editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar Carmel Snow's exclamation, "It's such a New Look!"
The silhouette was characterised by a small, nipped-in waist and full skirt which emphasised the bust and hips. At a time of post-war fabric restrictions, Dior used up to twenty yards of extravagant fabrics for his creations. The New Look became extremely popular, its full-skirted silhouette influencing fashion and other designers well into the 1950s, and Dior gained a number of prominent high-profile clients from
♥ SIZE: Please see measurements below as often vintage sizes can come up a little smaller than modern day sizing...xxx
UK 10 ~ in label
EURO 36 ~ in label
US 6 ~ 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.
Dress could easily be altered to fit by a seamstress if needed.
Bust ~ armpit to armpit ~ across front ~ approx: 15 1/2"
Waist ~ approx: 13 1/2"
Length ~ taken from under arm ~ down back of dress to bottom of hem ~ approx: 41 - 42"
All measurements taken with garment laid flat so please double up for all the way around where appropriate. Please use the measurements provided to measure against a similar garment of your own which you know fits you well.
All measurements are taken
with the 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 please give or take
about a 1/4 inch or so either way.
Any QUESTIONS please ask!
LASTLY, IN TWO WORDS........JUST BEAUTIFUL! xxx
THEATRE of FASHION
20th Century Vintage & Contemporary
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