Very early original 1970s Laura Ashley Dyers and Printers made in Wales blue patterned empire waist dress with ruffled sleeves, neckline and full skirt
Please note this has a very small bust and narrow arms so best for petite sizes, I could not do the zip up for the pictures so the back is open and folded but it does in fact zip all the way up
- collectors piece
- structured bust with full skirt
- gorgeous original Laura Ashley patterned cotton
- back zip fastening
- very flattering shape
- beautiful ruffle details across the bust and sleeves
- has a matching sash which is not attached so can be worn with or without it
Good condition for its age, some marks and slight fading across the skirt as shown which could possibly have happened in the printing process of the fabric, but it isn't very noticable when worn.
Sizing and Measurements
Will best fit a UK 6 but could also fit a little looser on a 4 depending on your desired fit
Shoulder seam to seam - 14.5"
Armpit to armpit - 15.5"
Bust - best fit 31/32"
Empire waist just under bust - 28.5"
Length from shoulder seam to hem - 54.5"
very early 1970s
Florence - Early Laura Ashley Dress
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