Details about VINTAGE LAURA ASHLEY DRESS 40s WAR BRIDE 50s SWEETHEART WEDDING EDWARDIAN BEAUTYSee original listing
“Excellent vintage condition”
20 May, 2014 16:11:11 BST
Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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|Seller notes:||“Excellent vintage condition”|
30s / Gatsby / 40s / War Bride / 50s / Edwardian
100% Pure Cotton
Lilac with Pinks, Yellow & Green Floral Print
UK 16 - in label - please see measurements
EURO 42 - in label - please see measurements
US 14 - in label - please see measurements
~ CROQUET ON THE LAWN ~ ENGLISH SUMMER GARDEN ~
HIGH TEA ~ WEDDING ~ 20s ~ 30s ~ 40s WAR BRIDE ~ 50s SWEETHEART ~ EDWARDIAN...
VERY FLATTERING & JUST FABULOUS...
TRUE VINTAGE ~ RARE TO FIND
With Stunning & Unusual Detailing
" I don't like ephemeral things, I like things that last forever....."
Vintage Laura Ashley.....so quintessentially English...
~ Vintage ~ 30s ~ 20s ~ Edwardian ~ 40s ~ War Bride ~ Croquet on the Lawn ~ English Tea ~ Cottage Garden ~ Summer Picnics ~ Wedding ~ Bridesmaid ~ 50s Sweetheart ~ Beauty...
♥ DESCRIPTION: A stunning, rare to find, vintage, lilac, very beautiful and elegant cotton summer dress by Laura Ashley ~ featuring the most beautiful lilac cotton with a lovely summer floral print all over in pinks, pale yellow & green ~ with a squared neckline ~ pretty shaped bodice, down to the waist seam ~ long, floaty, skirt with a tightly pleated top (you could iron in the pleats further if you like) ~ & short cuffed sleeves. ~ The back is just stunning also ~ with a high squared neckline ~ long concealed zip for fastening ~ & the very elegant long, floaty skirt. ~ Depending on your height, this dress is mid-length to long ~ please check measurements below...
This dress is just ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE ~ beautifully detailed to create a very beautiful Edwardian/40s / 50s summer dress with a flattering and very attractive silhouette ~ & the lovely lilac cotton with the floral print just adds that extra touch! It's DIVINE!!! Perfect for day or evening, ~ would look sensational worn with a big straw hat as a guest to a wedding, or as a bridesmaids dress for a vintage inspired wedding.
Excellent vintage condition. Vintage Laura Ashley 1980s.
Fabulous quality fabric ~ 100% Cotton, which hangs beautifully ~ in lilac, with a floral print in pinks, pale yellow & green ~ a real beauty! xxx
~ LAURA ASHLEY ~
"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!
♥ SIZE: PLEASE SEE MEASUREMENTS BELOW TO BE SURE OF FIT AS VINTAGE SIZES CAN COME UP A BIT SMALLER THAN MODERN DAY SIZING...xxx
UK 16 - in label
EURO 42 - in label
US 14 - 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.
Bust ~ armpit to armpit ~ across front ~ approx: 19 3/4"
Waist ~ across the dropped waist seam ~ approx: 18"
Sleeve Length ~ from shoulder seam ~ down top of sleeve to end ~ approx: 14"
Length ~ taken from neckline ~ down back of dress to bottom of hem ~ approx: 44 1/2"
Shoulders ~ shoulder seam to shoulder seam ~ across back quite high up near neckline ~ approx: 12"
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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