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Details about  VINTAGE LAURA ASHLEY SILK SAILOR DRESS WEDDING 40s WAR BRIDE 30s 50s SEXY UK 10

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VINTAGE LAURA ASHLEY SILK SAILOR DRESS WEDDING 40s WAR BRIDE 30s 50s SEXY UK 10
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Used

Excellent condition. All our items are only ever offered in fabulous, cared for and clean condition

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29 Jun, 2014 18:11:43 BST
Price:
£170.00
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Item location:
Ivybridge, United Kingdom

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291158262170
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Item specifics

Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been previously worn. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
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.
Decade:

1940s War Bride 30s Edwardian Boating

Brand:

Laura Ashley

Look:

English Tea / Sailor / Boating / Country House

Exact Colour:

Navy Blue with Nautical White Detailing

Size:

10

Exact Material:

100% Pure Soft Silk

Main Colour:

Blues

UK Size:

UK 10 - in label - please see measurements

Vintage Type:

True Vintage

European Size:

EURO 36 - in label - please see measurements

Material:

Silk

US Size:

US 6 - in label - please see measurements

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...CROQUET ON THE LAWN ~ ENGLISH SUMMER GARDEN 
TEA IN THE AFTERNOON ~ MESSING ABOUT IN BOATS...
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INCREDIBLY ELEGANT & UNUSUAL

BEAUTIFUL ~ VERY FLATTERING ~ & JUST FABULOUS IN EVERY WAY...


TRUE VINTAGE ~ RARE TO FIND


NAVY BLUE
Pure Silk
SAILOR DRESS

With Stunning & Unusual Detailing & Exceptional Quality and Tailoring

by

LAURA ASHLEY

" 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 ~ Oxford/Cambridge ~ Henley ~ Boating ~ Messing about in Boats ~ Wedding ~ Bridesmaid ~ Such a Beauty...

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♥ 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!!!


Look 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


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♥ HISTORY: 

~ 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! 


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♥ 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.


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♥ MEASUREMENTS:

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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THEATRE of FASHION

20th Century Vintage & Contemporary

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