Very early handmade original black and white label Laura Ashley teal regency style dress with tie cuffs


A very rare find as this is actually a larger size than most early Laura Ashley pieces found and is a very early piece which can be seen in the construction and details throughout. It has a slightly wonky neckline and the stitching on the cuffs is not perfect, which shows not only how early it is but also that it was handmade



- very rare collectors piece

- short bust with a very full skirt

- gorgeous original Laura Ashley teal cotton

- back zip fastening and ties at the back

- very flattering shape

- wider shoulders than most early Laura Ashley pieces

- little bow detailing to the bust

- slight puff shoulder with poet style sleeves which tie at the wrist allowing for adjustable sizing

- ruffle hem



Ver good condition for its age, three small bleach marks as shown in the last pictures, these are all smaller than my finger tip, otherwise the material is in wonderful shape. There is one very small frayed hole which is on the hem ruffle, again shown, but this is not noticable when worn due to the masses of material to the dress. There are some minor oddities in the making of the dress, which show that this is a very early piece so shouls not be considered flaws but more a testimony to how early a piece this is! 


Sizing and Measurements

Will best fit a UK 12 but could possibly also fit a small 14 depending on your desired fit and measurements


Shoulder seam to seam - 17.5"

Armpit to armpit - 19.5"

Bust - should fit up to a 39/40"

Empire waist just under bust - 35.5"

Length from shoulder seam to hem - 57"



100% cotton (no compostion labels in a piece this early)



Late 1960s


Daphne - Early Laura Ashley Dress

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