Details about VINTAGE LAURA ASHLEY DRESS SAILOR 20s FLAPPER 30s 40s 50s WEDDING BEAUTY UK 12See original listing
“Excellent condition. All our items are only ever offered in fabulous, cared for and clean condition ”... Read more
07 Jun, 2014 12:40:02 BST
Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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|Seller notes:||“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 vintage condition. Ready to be worn, loved, and admired for years to come.”|
|Size:||Size 12||Period:||1920s / 30s ~ Edwardian|
|Vintage Type:||True Vintage||Garment Type:||Dress|
|Material:||Cotton||Exact Material::||100% Cotton|
|Brand:||Laura Ashley||UK Size::||UK 12 - in label - please see measurements|
|Exact Colour:||Navy Blue with White Detailing||European Size::||EURO 38 - in label - please see measurements|
|Type:||Dresses||US Size::||US 10 - in label - please see measurements|
...ENGLISH SUMMER GARDENS ~ CROQUET ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON ~
~ TEA ON THE LAWN ~ MESSING ABOUT IN BOATS...
INCREDIBLY ELEGANT & UNUSUAL
BEAUTIFULLY SEXY ~ VERY FLATTERING ~ & JUST FABULOUS...
GENUINE VINTAGE ~ VERY RARE TO FIND
with Satin Ribbons & Wide Matching Cotton Sash
With Stunning & Unusual Detailing & Exceptional Quality and Tailoring
Ideal as Day dress, or out in the Evening, or for Weddings ~ and Bridesmaids
" I don't like ephemeral things, I like things that last forever....."
Vintage Laura Ashley.....so quintessentially English...
~ 20s ~ 30s ~ Flapper ~ Edwardian ~ Boating ~ Croquet on the Lawn ~ English Tea ~ Cottage Garden ~ Summer Picnics ~ Messing about in Boats ~ Adorable...
♥ ESSENCE: ~ vintage ~ 20s ~ flapper ~ 30s ~ country house ~ 40s ~ Victorian ~ Edwardian ~ picnic at the park ~ boating ~ Oxford / Cambridge ~ beauty ~ unusual ~ rare ~ sexy ~ just gorgeous!!!
♥ DESCRIPTION: A stunning, rare to find, vintage, navy blue, drop waisted, cotton sailor dress by Laura Ashley, with bold & distinctive styling ~ featuring a pointed collar with a narrow row of white braid around the edge ~ two long white ribbons underneath the collar at the shoulders, which can be brought under the collar & tied at the front, or left untied ~ adorable, subtle drop waisted style with a seam for definition ~ a matching navy blue cotton waist sash/belt, about 3 inches in width, which can be tied loosely or tightly dependent on your style, at hip level or around waist etc... ~ there are no belt loops so you can choose not to wear the sash if you'd rather, or use it to tie up your hair instead, or as a head band in a very 30s way!... ~ The skirt has tighter pleats at the top and a more loosely pleated length (you can iron in the pleats tightly all the way down if you prefer, either way it's beautiful...) ~ padded shoulders ~ & short cuffed sleeves with white braid around the cuff. ~
This dress is just ABSOLUTELY amazing ~ beautifully detailed to create a very traditional Victorian/Edwardian/20s Flapper sailor dress ~ with the drop waist, & the lovely subtle shaping, this dress is just divine!!!
Look fabulous worn with everything ~ from opaque tights & heels to bare legs and sandals ~ or for a very on trend 20s/30s inspired look, a longline blazer & t-bar heels...Gorgeous!!!
Lovely vintage condition ~ PLEASE NOTE that there is a tiny scuff on one of the buttons, like a scratch of blue has come off, doesn't show when on in my opinion, but thought i should mention it... great quality fabrics ~ 100% Cotton, which hangs beautifully & is so perfect for the spring/summer! ~ in a traditional navy blue with white braid detail ~ a real beauty! And comes with matching sash!!! 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 OFTEN COME UP A BIT 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.
Bust ~ armpit to armpit ~ across front ~ approx: 19 1/4"
Waist ~ approx: 18 3/4"
Sleeve Length ~ from shoulder seam ~ down top of sleeve to end ~ approx: 13"
Length ~ taken from neckline ~ down back of dress to bottom of hem ~ approx: 46"
Shoulders ~ shoulder seam to shoulder seam ~ across back quite high up near neckline ~ approx: 13"
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 GORGEOUS! xxx
THEATRE of FASHION
20th Century Vintage & Contemporary
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