Laura Ashley was Great Britain's answer to Jessica McClintock with the return to romance & femininity of the 70's & 80's.
True vintage in the rare larger size, this flattering, elegant black velvet Laura Ashley long-sleeved dress features a sweetheart neckline with the added flourish of nicely embroidered tone-on-tone upper bodice detail. Understated ladylike sheath is semi-fitted with vertical darts, fully lined, with pointed sleeves trimmed in matching satin.
Suggested size Medium (U.S. 10- 12) Shoulder to shoulder: 16" Bust: 38" (no stretch) Waist: 30" Hips: 40" Length: 38"
Details: True vintage in excellent condition. Laura Ashley was known for very romantic, nicely made clothing, & her party dresses were especially sought after. Sweetheart neckline embroidered (1st photo), shaped slightly pointed sleeves are trimmed in black satin (4th photo). Synthetic coil zipper center back, working smoothly. Fully lined in heavier black acetate. Fabric is 73% cotton, 27% viscose rayon to give the velvet a subtle sheen & plush texture. Made in Great Britain. Dry clean only.
Clean & ready to wear. Note that dress is larger than mannequin & has been pinned, which slightly distorts its appearance in the photos. It should fit the right-sized person smoothly. :)
Bogoff 1950's necklace not included
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