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Such a STUNNUNGLY BEAUTIFUL dress ~ Excellent condition. All our items are only ever offered in

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04 Aug, 2014 01:34:31 BST
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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Seller notes: Such a STUNNUNGLY BEAUTIFUL dress ~ Excellent condition. All our items are only ever offered in fabulous, cared for and clean condition ~ in keeping with the age of the garment, antique, vintage, pre-loved etc. This item is in excellent pre-loved condition. Ready to be worn, loved, and admired for years to come.
Decade: 1950s / 1940s Brand: Laura Ashley Vintage
Look: 50s Debutante/Starlet/40s/War Bride/Banquet Exact Material: 100% Pure Cotton
Size: 12 Exact Colour: White with Blues, Pinks, Lilacs, Greens
Main Colour: Floral on White UK Size: UK 12 - in label - please see measurements
Vintage Type: True Vintage European Size: EURO 38 - in label - please see measurements
Material: Cotton US Size: US 10 - in label - please see measurements

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~ 1950s BEAUTY ~
Wedding ~ Prom ~ Champagne Picnic ~ Debutante

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in exceptional condition


with Pinks, Blues, White, Lilacs, Greens & a hint of Yellow 

Pure Cotton




With Beautiful Detailing & Exceptional Quality and Tailoring



Can be worn with or without added petticoats

Vintage ~ 50s ~ Debutante ~ Ball ~ Wedding ~ Starlet ~ 40s ~ Old Hollywood  ~ Wedding Guest ~ Bride ~ Bridesmaid ~ Champagne ~ English Tea ~ Cottage Gardens ~ Theatre ~ Prom ~ Beauty...


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♥ DESCRIPTION: An ABSOLUTELY stunning, rare to find vintage, floral, special day, or evening, strapless & full skirted dress / summer ballgown, by Laura Ashley ~ with beautiful large flowers in lovely shades of pinks, blues, white, lilacs, greens with a tiny bit of yellow, in high quality cotton, and with gorgeous, sexy and flattering styling ~  such a stunning vintage dress in exceptional condition.

~ The dress features a DIVINE strapless, lightly boned, structured bodice which shows off your back and shoulder elegantly whilst being very sexy ~ with a subtle and adorable slim bow across top of bust which blends in with the dress ~ quite a high waist seam, which is very flattering to most body shapes  ~ & an exceptionally stunning, long-length, very full skirt, with tight gathering/pleating at the waistline, and falling into loose pleats and the HUGE 180 degree sweep creating a full circle when held out ~ DIVINE  for dancing at a ball ~ or Wedding ~ (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 a floral band of  cotton running around the top of bodice ~ with a concealed long zip running down the centre ~ & the beautiful very full long skirt...It's just GORGEOUS!!!

This dress is just ABSOLUTELY gorgeous ~ so beautifully tailored to create the most sexy & flattering style & fit, with the fitted bodice and the very full skirt, which splays and twirls right out when you walk, move or dance... & the lovely summer floral print just adds that extra touch of WOW!!!  Would look stunning for a summer wedding with a lovely huge rimmed hat!!!

Excellent vintage condition ~ lovely fabric ~ 100% high quality Cotton  ~ 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.



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

Vintage Laura Ashley.....so quintessentially English...

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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~ 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 Hollywood, the United States and the European aristocracy as a result. Paris, which had fallen from its position as the capital of the fashion world after WWII, regained its esteemed position due in part to the attention it gained from Dior's New Look. The New Look was welcomed in western Europe as a refreshing antidote to the austerity of wartime, and was embraced by stylish women throughout the UK.

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SIZE: Please see measurements below as often vintage sizes can come up a little 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.


Could easily be altered to fit by a seamstress if needed.

Bust ~ armpit to armpit ~ across front ~ approx: 16"

Waist ~ approx: very nearly 14"

Length ~ taken from top of bodice / armpit ~ and down back of dress to bottom of hem ~ approx: 48"

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!




20th Century Vintage & Contemporary



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