Details about VINTAGE LAURA ASHLEY SILK SAILOR DRESS WEDDING 40s WAR BRIDE 30s 50s SEXYSee original listing
29 Aug, 2014 19:30:22 BST
Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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|Seller notes:||“Excellent condition”|
1940s War Bride 30s Edwardian Boating Gatsby
English Tea / Sailor / Boating / Country House
Navy Blue with Nautical White Detailing
100% Pure Soft Silk
UK 10 - in label - please see measurements
EURO 36 - in label - please see measurements
US 6 - in label - please see measurements
...CROQUET ON THE LAWN ~ ENGLISH SUMMER GARDEN
TEA IN THE AFTERNOON ~ MESSING ABOUT IN BOATS...
INCREDIBLY ELEGANT & UNUSUAL
BEAUTIFUL ~ VERY FLATTERING ~ & JUST FABULOUS IN EVERY WAY...
TRUE VINTAGE ~ RARE TO FIND
With Stunning & Unusual Detailing & Exceptional Quality and Tailoring
" I don't like ephemeral things, I like things that last forever....."
Vintage Laura Ashley.....so quintessentially English...
~ 40s War Bride ~ WW11 ~ 20s ~ 30s ~ Edwardian ~ Croquet on the Lawn ~ English Tea ~ Cottage Garden ~ Country House ~ Summer Picnics ~ Oxford/Cambridge ~ Henley ~ Boating ~ Messing about in Boats ~ Wedding ~ Bridesmaid ~ Such a Beauty...
♥ DESCRIPTION: A stunning, and very rare to find, vintage, navy blue, pure silk sailor dress by Laura Ashley, with such beautifully elegant styling ~ featuring a v-neckline framed with a triangular collar detailed with two strips of white ribboning, which creates a cross-over style at the bottom of the v-neckline ~ a half seam under the bust & curved seaming over the bust, creating a lovely shape at the bodice and a beautifully flattering smooth waisted look ~ & then the skirt falls from here gently flaring towards the bottom hem ~ long, quite floaty skirt ~ concealed long side zip ~ & short sleeves with two strips of white ribbon around the ends. ~
The back is just stunning also ~ with the square 'sailor' collar, detailed with two strips of white ribboning skimming across the back of the neck ~ curved seaming, which runs all the way down the back of the dress to the bottom hem ~ & long, quite floaty silk skirt. ~ Depending on your height, this dress is mid-length falling to mid-calf i'd say but please see measurements further down the page for a more accurate idea of length.
This dress is just ABSOLUTELY amazing ~ beautifully detailed and tailored to create a sensational and very subtly SEXY sailor dress ~& the soft silk just adding that extra touch of delight! This dress is just divine!!!
fabulous worn with everything ~ opaque tights, bare
legs, ankle boots, high heels ~ gorgeous foe a WEDDING, just add a HUGE hat and red lipstick!!!
Excellent vintage condition ~ 100% pure silk, which hangs beautifully ~ so perfect for the spring/summer!!! ~ In traditional navy blue with white ribbon detail ~ & fully lined in navy blue silky acetate ~ a real beauty! xxx
~ 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 SEE MEASUREMENTS BELOW TO BE SURE OF FIT AS VINTAGE SIZES OFTEN COME UP A BIT SMALLER THAN MODERN DAY SIZING...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.
Bust ~ armpit to armpit ~ across front ~ approx: 19 1/4"
Waist ~ approx: 15 1/2"
Sleeve Length ~ from shoulder seam ~ down top of sleeve to end ~ approx: 9 1/4"
Length ~ taken from neckline ~ down back of dress to bottom of hem ~ approx: 50"
Shoulders ~ shoulder seam to shoulder seam ~ across back quite high up near neckline ~ approx: 15 3/4 - 16"
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
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