VERY UNUSUAL & VERY VERY RARE!!
VINTAGE LAURA ASHLEY
TARTAN ~ PLAID ~ RIDING COAT / DRESS
INCREDIBLY SEXY & DIFFICULT TO FIND
VINTAGE ~ BRILLIANT CONDITION
Red and Black
TARTAN ~ PLAID ~ CHECK
BUTTON-UP FRONT ~ FULL LENGTH MAXI
RIDING COAT ~ RIDING DRESS
with stunning shape, tailoring and detailing
BLACK VELVET COLLAR, POCKETS & CUFFS
" I don't like ephemeral things, I like things that last forever....."
...quintessentially English and timeless...
♥ ESSENCE: ~ VINTAGE ~ VICTORIAN ~ EDWARDIAN ~ RIDING ~ HORSE WOMAN ~ GOVERNESS ~ LADY OF THE MANOR ~ 40s ~ 50s ~ WAR BRIDE ~ 30s ~ VERY UNUSUAL ~ ICONIC ~ VERY RARE ~ ELEGANT ~ TIMELESS ~ JUST SO SEXY... .
♥ OCCASION: Work, play, day or night ~ just for looking beautiful as you go about your everyday life ~
♥ DESCRIPTION: An extremely stunning rare vintage, maxi long, light weight wool riding coat/dress with in red and black tartan / plaid check ~ with beautiful, flattering & unusual styling by Laura Ashley ~ this is a much lighter weight soft wool coat which could easily be worn as a dress, riding style ~ either way, it is DIVINE!!! Vintage Laura Ashley ~ 70s/80s, with a very 40s look ~ and also a very Victoriana / Edwardian riding coat style ~ taking the shape of the body into the waist and flaring out towards hem.....featuring a pointed black velvet collar ~ very slight v-neckline ~ a row of 7 black velvet covered buttons all the way down the front for fastening ~ black velvet mock pocket flaps ~ & full length sleeves with black velvet cuffs. The skirt is maxi long and very full ~ very fit and flare, tailored to the bodice and then flowing out over the hips....very curvy and flattering!!! xxx
~ The back of this coat / dress is just stunning also ~ like the front it has been beautifully shaped with seaming that draws in at the waist creating that very sexy 40s style 'nipped in' waist look, beneath the waist the fabric cascades down to form a gorgeous long, full floaty skirt. ~ The coat / dress is fully lined, except for the sleeves, in a red silky fabric.
This coat/dress is just gorgeous ~ in the incredibly sexy & flattering victorian full length riding style with the unusual & striking tartan print ~ & best of all, the very light-weight wool mix fabrics & full row of buttons make it so versatile ~ could be worn as a lightweight coat, over jeans and a T ~ or over a haute couture evening gown ~ or on its own as a dress, with boots for a very Edwardian / Victorian style! ~It's just so versatile & easy to wear! And absolutely ideal for special occasions, wedding, important functions ~ a REALLY STRIKING LOOK!!!
Fabulous condition ~ Lovely fabric ~ 100% Wool which is lightweight and hangs beautifully ~ & the Velvet detailing is 71% Cotton and 29% Modal ~ a really beautiful item to wear, treasure and adore for years to come.....xxx
~ LAURA ASHLEY ~
Laura Ashley are one of the world's most recognizable British brands and have over 40 years experience in making beautifully tailored 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.
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!
"I reckon that women looked their best at the turn of the century..." ~ Laura Ashley
♥ SIZE: PLEASE REMEMBER THAT VINTAGE SIZING OFTEN COMES UP SMALLER THAN MODERN DAY ~ PLEASE ASK FOR ANY MEASUREMENTS YOU NEED TO BE SURE OF FIT....xxx
UK 12 in label
EURO 38 in label
US 8 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 BEAUTIFUL! xxx
THEATRE of FASHION
20th Century Vintage & Contemporary