Details about VINTAGE LAURA ASHLEY SAILOR DRESS WEDDING 20s FLAPPER 30s 40s 50s BEAUTY UK 12See original listing
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26 Jan, 2014 11:39:37 GMT
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.”|
70s 80s Vintage Laura Ashley
1920s / 30s ~ Edwardian ~ Downton Abbey style
UK 12 - in label - please see measurements
EURO 38 - in label - please see measurements
Navy Blue with White Detailing
US 10 - in label - please see measurements
...CROQUET ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON ~ ENGLISH SUMMER GARDENS ~
~ TEA ON THE LAWN ~ MESSING ABOUT IN BOATS...
INCREDIBLY ELEGANT & UNUSUAL
VERY BEAUTIFULLY SEXY ~ VERY FLATTERING ~ & JUST FABULOUS...
GENUINE VINTAGE ~ VERY RARE TO FIND
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 ~ 40s ~ 50s ~ Summer Picnics ~ Messing about in Boats ~ Adorable...
♥ DESCRIPTION: A stunning, rare to find, vintage, navy blue, drop waisted, 100% pure cotton sailor dress by Laura Ashley, with bold & distinctive styling ~ featuring a v-neckline ~ pointed collar with a narrow strip of white braid around the edge ~ with two long white satin ribbons, underneath the collar at the shoulders, which can be brought under the collar & tied at the front, or left untied ~ adorable drop waisted style with a seam for definition ~ with tighter pleats at top of skirt and a more loosely pleated skirt (you can iron in the pleats tightly all the way down if you prefer, either way it's beautiful...) ~ & short cuffed sleeves with slightly pleated tops & a strip of 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 inspired look, a longline blazer & t-bar heels...Gorgeous!!!
Excellent vintage condition ~ 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! 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!
~ 1920s FASHION REVIVAL ~
There are key eras of the 20th Century whose fashion we look back on and romanticize, the roaring twenties is undeniably one of them ~ and thanks to the hit TV shows, Boardwalk Empire and Downton Abbey, and the new cinematic interpretation of The Great Gatsby set to hit the big screens later in the year, we have been engulfed in nostalgia and are now seeing a renewed interest in the fashion of the 1920s, and we couldn't be happier.
It was in the Twenties when women were induced with an injection of self-confidence. As the new emancipated woman was freeing herself from societal restriction and from the social mores which had defined her and limited her, she was also freeing herself from the constriction of the outdated crinoline and corsets ~ and with this, began adopting a new, carefree and often frivolous lifestyle, one in which she could smoke a cigarette in public and dance the night away to live jazz at the bar.
These social changes brought with it huge changes in women’s fashion. For the first time women wore short bobbed-cut hairstyles which appalled their mothers; girdles were being left behind and looser, freer clothing became all the rage, allowing movement and agility once reserved only for men. Skirt lengths became shorter and shorter, something unheard of only a few years earlier; the loose, drop-waisted silhouette gained tremendous popularity, and a new name was born – the ‘flapper’...
The most immediate revival of the 1920s fashion sees the flapper dress as a defining dress for the spring/summer, offering up an essence of this statement style ~ loose-fitting, drop waisted and with beautiful embellishments, such as fringing and elaborate beading.
so many styles to choose from ~ from the flirty fun-loving Bright Young Things
who were the flapper girls, to the darker, mysterious edge of the noir vamp or
the intoxicating damsel of the femme fatale ~ the 20s flapper and 30s Noir are
fashion styles gaining as much enthusiasm and momentum this season as those
women of the roaring twenties and delicious thirties notoriously lived their
♥ 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 1/2"
Waist ~ approx: 19"
Sleeve Length ~ from shoulder seam ~ down top of sleeve to end ~ approx: 13 1/4"
Length ~ taken from neckline ~ down back of dress to bottom of hem ~ approx: 48 3/4"
Shoulders ~ shoulder seam to shoulder seam ~ across back quite high up near neckline ~ approx: 14"
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 ADORABLE! xxx
THEATRE of FASHION
20th Century Vintage & Contemporary
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