INCREDIBLY ELEGANT & UNUSUAL
BEAUTIFULLY & SUBTLY SEXY ~ VERY FLATTERING ~ & JUST FABULOUS...
GENUINE VINTAGE ~ VERY RARE TO FIND
Cotton & Linen Mix
With Stunning Cream Lace Collar with Emnroidery
Exceptional Quality and Tailoring
" I don't like ephemeral things, I like things that last forever....."
Vintage Laura Ashley.....so quintessentially English...
Victorian ~ Edwardian ~ Lady of the Manor ~ Croquet on the Lawn ~ English Tea ~ Weddings ~ 40s War Bride ~ 50s Starlet ~ Divine...
♥ DESCRIPTION: A stunning & very rare to find, vintage, navy blue, linen & cotton mix dress by Laura Ashley, with beautiful & distinctive styling ~ featuring a v-neckline, which crosses over slightly at the top ~ a double breasted fitted bodice set off by the large square sailor collar framed in the most beautiful cream and elaborately floral patterned Victorian inspired lace, around the edge ~ and with delicate blue floral embroidery either side on the collar ~ double breasted buttons, in the same fabric, down the front for fastening ~ seaming over the bust & to waist for enhanced fit & shape ~ flat fronted in the central panel of the skirt at front and with lovely pleating either side ~ a long, floaty skirt, with tighter pleats at the top (you can iron in the pleats tightly all the way down if you prefer, either way is beautiful...) ~ ~ & short sleeves with turned up cuffs. ~
The back is just stunning also ~ with the beautiful very large 'sailor' style collar edged in the stunning cream lace, skimming across the top of the your back & shoulders ~ and with very pretty subtle blue embroidery across the back of the collar ~ & the very elegant, long, pleated skirt coming down from the 'nipped' waistline ~ and with the added touch of a waist tie at the back of the waist, which you can tie more tightly or looser depending on fit and the style you're wanting ~ creating a very attractive 'nipped in' waist look ~ Depending on your height, this dress is mid-length to long ~ please ask for measurements...
This dress is just ABSOLUTELY amazing ~ beautifully detailed to create a very elegant, flattering & sexy shape ~ & the very beautiful, intricate cream lace collar just adds that extra touch...this dress is just so DIVINE!!!
Looks fabulous worn with opaque tights & boots to bare legs and heels ~ Ideal for all sorts of occasions, could be worn for work, for casual lunches or really dressed up for special events such as weddings...Gorgeous!!!
Excellent condition ~ 60% Linen & 40% Cotton & which hangs beautifully ~ in navy blue with cream lace detail ~ a real beauty! xxx
~ LAURA ASHLEY ~
"I reckon that women looked their best at the turn of the century..." ~ 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 ASK FOR ANY MEASUREMENTS YOU NEED TO BE SURE OF FIT ~ VINTAGE SIZES OFTEN COME UP A BIT SMALLER THAN MODERN DAY SIZING...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.
Any QUESTIONS please just ask!
LASTLY, IN TWO WORDS........ELEGANT BEAUTY! xxx
THEATRE of FASHION
20th Century Vintage & Contemporary