Very early original black and white label Laura Ashley blue toned patterned empire waist dress with lace and ruffled sleeves and full ruffled skirt
Please note this has very small shoulders and arms so best for petite sizes with narrow shoulders
- structured bust with very full ruffle tier skirt
- gorgeous original Laura Ashley patterned cotton
- back zip fastening
- very flattering shape
- beautiful lace and seam details across the bust and sleeves
- short ruffled bell style sleeves
Very good condition for its age, slight yellowing mark on skirt as shown, but there is so much material it isn't noticable when worn. The material has slight fading across the top, particularly on the shoulders due to age. Lace is in good condition with one small mark
Sizing and Measurements
Will best fit a UK 6 or petite 8 but could also fit looser on a 4 depending on your desired fit
AS NOTED THIS HAS VERY NARROW SHOULDERS AND SMALL ARMS
Shoulder seam to seam - 14"
Armpit to armpit - 16.5"
Bust - best fit 32/33"
Arm circumference at middle lace detail - 11"
Empire waist just under bust - 30"
Length from shoulder seam to hem - 52"
100% cotton (no compostion label in Laura Ashley pieces of this age, but they are known to be cotton)
late 1960s or very early 1970s
Evelyn - Early Laura Ashley Dress
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