So Elegant & Sophisticated
INCREDIBLY SEXY & UNUSUAL
FULL LENGTH MAXI RIDING COAT ~ or DRESS
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 on trend victoriana equestrian/riding look ... DIVINE!!!
Excellent condition ~ great quality fabrics ~ 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
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
~ LAURA ASHLEY ~
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.
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.
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
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 ASK FOR ANY MEASUREMENTS YOU NEED TO BE SURE OF FIT...xxx
UK 10 - in label
EURO 36 - in label
US 6 - 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 or if you need any further specific MEASUREMENTS, then please just ask!
LASTLY, IN TWO WORDS........TIMELESS BEAUTY! xxx
THEATRE of FASHION
20th Century Vintage & Contemporary