VINTAGE 1960s EARLY SHEPHERDS PURSE PRINT LAURA ASHLEY VICTORIAN STYLE MAXI DRESS, UK 6-8 (LABEL 12). THE DRESS NECKLINE IS VICTORIAN STYLE, LACE EDGED WITH PINTUCKS; THE BODICE IS FITTED, WITH A DEEP V SHAPED CHEVRON BORDERED BY A LACE EDGED RUFFLE. THE SLEEVES ARE LONG & FULL, WITH ELONGATED CUFFS ACCENTED WITH PIN TUCKING & LACE, WITH DOUBLE VENT PIN TUCKING TO THE OUTER EDGE OF SLEEVE. THE SKIRTS ARE FULL & GATHERED TO THE NATURAL WAISTLINE, WITH MORE SCALLOPED EDGE AT THE HEMLINE.THE DRESS FASTENS BY ZIP TO THE BACK (Metal of course). THE LABEL STATES UK SZ 12 (USA 10, EUR 38) but IS MUCH SMALLER. THE DRESS MEASURES TO FIT A MODERN UK SZ 6-8. BUST TO FIT PEFECTLY AT 30-32. Max (32 will be quite tight).
TOTAL LENGTH FROM TOP SHOULDER SEAM TO HEM IS 55.5. SLEEVE LENGTH (Measured along outer edge) is 26. CONDITION IS SUPERIOR TIMEWARP PRE-LOVED VINTAGE. WORN BUT ONLY RARELY & WITH GREAT CARE. IT RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL UNALTERED HEMLINE & BUTTONS; ITS COTTON FABRIC STILL FEELS SUPER (NOT WORN THIN OR LIMP) & COLOUR PRINT IS AS ORIGINALLY: This dress has spent many years in my private Ashley collection.
It dates to when Laura could only print in 2 colours & is a gorgeous example of her earliest work. This is lace hand produced by local craftswomen, as was company policy at L. Please see close up photos. NOTE: The pink mark on the label is Carno label marker pen. Its a permanent feature & will not colour run.
YOU COULD GO A LIFETIME & NEVER SEE. A DRESS LIKE THIS AGAIN. NO EXAGGERATION TO SAY IT IS BEYOND RARE. YOUR VINTAGE DRESS WILL BE SENT PURPOSE BOXED TO PREVENT UNNECESSARY CRUMPLING IN TRANSIT. THAT IN ORDER TO PRESERVE THIS DRESS IN ITS PRESENT BEAUTIFUL CONDITION.
I STRONGLY RECOMMEND FUTURE OWNER TO HAVE IT DRY CLEANED WHENEVER NEEDED OR HAND WASH IN COOL WATER. MACHINE WASHING WILL WRECK IT. Thank you for your interest Any queries please dont hesitate to get in touch: Happy to help. I HAVE OTHER SELECT VINTAGE LAURA ASHLEY TREASURES LISTED DO TAKE A LOOK (You never know what you will spot). MY HOME IS 100% SMOKE FREE & PETLESS.
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All garments are checked thoroughly. & measured accurately before listing. I leave your feedback once I have yours and know you are happy. The item "VINTAGE 1960s SHEPHERDS PURSE PRINT LAURA ASHLEY VICTORIAN STYLE MAXI DRESS 6,8" is in sale since Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
This item is in the category "Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage Clothing & Accessories\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "englishduchessvintage" and is located in Somerset. This item can be shipped worldwide.