Very early 1970s Laura Ashley Dyers and Printers made in Wales blue empire waist dress with lace collar and slight poet style sleeves and full ruffled skirt


The Laura Ashley Swan print is the most sought after print of all the early pieces and these rarely, if ever, become available.  This is a wonderful example of the most iconic print in a stunning cut and in very good condition! There is an attention to detail throughout this piece that is very rare to see



- rare collectors piece

- structured bust with very full ruffle tier skirt

- iconic original Laura Ashley swan pattern cotton fabric

- back zip fastening with attached side ties which comprise part of the bust detail across and tie at the back to cinch the dress in

- very flattering shape

- beautiful delicate lace collar

- folded seam details across the bust and sleeves

- button fastening on cuffs



Very good condition for its age, no marks or flaws, some ever so slight fading to the material


Sizing and Measurements

Will best fit a UK 8 or small 10 depending on your desired fit


The bust on this is very short so it suits smaller busts best and the empire waist may sit a little higher than the bottom of the bust if you have a tall frame


Shoulder seam to seam - 14"

Armpit to armpit - 17.5"

Bust - best fit 33/34"

Empire waist just under bust - 32"

Length from shoulder seam to hem - 56"



100% cotton (no compostion label in Laura Ashley pieces of this age, but they are known to be cotton)



very early 1970s


Harmony - Early Laura Ashley Swan Print Dress

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