Details about VINTAGE LAURA ASHLEY RIDING COAT DRESS VICTORIAN EDWARDIAN 40s WAR BRIDE VAMPSee original listing
“Excellent vintage condition. Maybe worn a few times, but very gently at that. I would say, in my ”... Read more
25 May, 2014 19:22:03 BST
Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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|Seller notes:||“Excellent vintage condition. Maybe worn a few times, but very gently at that. I would say, in my opinion, that this item is as close to excellent condition as you can get for a vintage item. Really lovely condition ~ ready to be worn, adored and treasured for many years to come.”|
|Decade:||70s/80s vintage Laura Ashley||Period:||Pre-1920 Victorian style|
|Brand:||Laura Ashley||Exact Material::||100% Wool With Velvet Trim|
|Colour:||Black||US Size::||US 10 - in label - please ask for measurements|
|Exact Colour:||Jet Black||European Size::||EURO 40 - in label - please ask for measurements|
|Type:||Coats/ Jackets||UK Size::||UK 14 - in label - please ask for measurements|
So Elegant & Sophisticated
INCREDIBLY SEXY & UNUSUAL
With Stunning Velvet Detailing & Elegant Styling
~ vintage ~ victorian ~ edwardian ~ suffragette ~ 40s ~ war bride ~
♥ ESSENCE: ~ VINTAGE ~ VICTORIAN ~ EDWARDIAN ~ SUFFRAGETTE ~ RIDING ~ EQUESTRIAN ~ HORSE WOMAN ~ PERIOD DRAMA ~ LADY OF THE MANOR ~ GOVERNESS ~ MISTRESS ~ 40s ~ WAR BRIDE ~ ELEGANT ~ TIMELESS ~ SOPHISTICATED ~ SEXY ~ JUST GORGEOUS...
♥ OCCASION: Work, play, day or night ~ just for looking beautiful as you go about your everyday life ~
♥ DESCRIPTION: A stunning jet black, lightweight wool (a little bit like wool crepe) full length coat/dress with distinctive styling by Laura Ashley ~ featuring a sweeping black velvet collar ~ a row of six velvet covered buttons down the centre for fastening ~ two mock hand pockets with pocket flaps ~ curved seaming down the front to draw in the waist and then flares out to the full skirt ~ full length sleeves with slightly ruched/ puffed tops & small velvet cuffs with a small buttoned slit vent. ~ The back is just stunning also ~ subtly & elegantly styled & beautifully tailored with seaming to enhance the hour glass silhouette ~ falling into a long full floaty skirt. ~
~ This coat/dress is just gorgeous, very typical Laura Ashley styling with the longer length, hour glass silhouette, which elegantly and subtly 'nips in' at the waist & cascades down into a full, floaty, loosely pleated skirt which moves beautifully ~ incredibly elegant, sophisticated & flattering & just so sexy!!! ~ & due to the buttoned up front, slightly open v-neckline & lightweight fabrics this coat could certainly be worn as a dress if you choose ~ Perfection!
Look fabulous worn with everything ~ from jeans and a t to haute couture ~ or as a dress with lace up boots for that very on trend victoriana equestrian/riding style look ... DIVINE!!!
Excellent condition ~ great quality fabric ~ 100% Wool creating a lovely lightweight almost crepe wool feel ~ in jet black ~ with cotton & viscose velvet collar & cuffs ~ unlined ~ Please note that the camera/flash can make the coat look a bit greyish in some pictures but this coat is in fact jet black...xxx
~ Equestrian & Victorian Trend ~
The distinctive and very elegantly sexy Victorian and equestrian looks are very on trend ~ and with their timeless elegance, always will be...
As design icon Ralph Lauren asserts 'equestrian is always in', perhaps because it can be worn with as much flair as fits your personality and always instills a sense of timeless class and subtle femininity as inherited by the Victorians who were able to achieve both rather admirably...so don the leather riding boots and delight in the gorgeous hour glass silhouette intrinsic of the tweed jacket, or just as striking, the long dark riding coat, harking back again to the Victorian and Edwardian era.....
~ 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 BE AWARE THAT VINTAGE SIZING OFTEN COMES UP SMALLER THAN MODERN DAY SIZING ~ PLEASE SEE MEASUREMENTS BELOW TO BE SURE OF FIT...xxx
UK 14 - in label
EURO 40 - 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 1/2 inches.
Waist ~ approx: 18 inches.
Length ~ taken from shoulder seam where collar meet shoulder ~ and down back of coat/dress to bottom of hem ~ approx: 51 inches.
Shoulder seam to shoulder seam ~ taken across shoulders quite high up across back near to collar ~ approx: 15 inches.
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 or if you need any MEASUREMENTS, then please just ask!
LASTLY, IN TWO WORDS........TIMELESS BEAUTY! xxx
THEATRE of FASHION
20th Century Vintage & Contemporary
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