Details about VINTAGE LAURA ASHLEY RIDING COAT VICTORIAN MISTRESS EDWARDIAN DRESS 40s 30s VAMPSee original listing
“Excellent vintage condition. We only offer items in lovely vintage condition. This item was maybe ”... Read more
25 May, 2014 16:29:14 BST
Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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|Seller notes:||“Excellent vintage condition. We only offer items in lovely vintage condition. This item was maybe worn a few times, but very gently at that. Vintage items are not brand shop new...however, I would say, in my opinion, that this item is as close to excellent/mint condition as you can get for a vintage item. Really lovely condition ~ ready to be worn, adored, admired and treasured for many years to come”|
|Brand:||Laura Ashley||Exact Material::||100% Wool With Velvet Trim|
|Exact Colour:||Jet Black||US Size::||US 8 - in label - please ask for measurements|
|Type:||Coats/ Jackets||European Size::||EURO 38 - in label - please ask for measurements|
|Period:||Pre-1920 Victorian style||UK Size::||UK 12 - in label - please ask for measurements|
So Elegant & Sophisticated
INCREDIBLY SEXY & UNUSUAL
With Stunning Velvet Detailing & Elegant Styling
~ Vintage ~ Victorian Mistress ~ Edwardian ~ Suffragette ~ 40s ~ War Bride ~
♥ ESSENCE: ~ VINTAGE ~ VICTORIAN ~ EDWARDIAN ~ SUFFRAGETTE ~ RIDING ~ EQUESTRIAN ~ PERIOD DRAMA ~ LADY OF THE MANOR ~ GOVERNESS ~ JANE EYRE ~ 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 to haute couture ~ or as a dress with lace up boots for that very on trend victoriana equestrian/riding style look ... DIVINE!!!
Excellent condition ~ lovely 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 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 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.
Measurements as follows ~ all measurements taken with garment laid flat so please double up for all the way around where appropriate. All measurements taken with 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 so please give or take about a 1/4 inch or so either way. Please measure against a similar garment of your own which you know fits you well.
Bust ~ armpit to armpit ~ approx: 19 - 19 1/4 inches.
Waist ~ approx: 16 3/4 - 17 inches, depending if i measure slightly lower or slightly higher...
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
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