1970s Laura Ashley Prairie Maxi Dress
Original Vintage: So, when listing this this dress it took me right back to a beautiful store in London back in the 1970s, as I walked in, I was faced with rows of the most beautiful floral print floor length maxi dresses. The floors were stripped oak boards the shop smelt of roses and there were baskets of flowers and pretty white cotton blouses petticoats and aprons I was in heaven it was the one of the first Laura Ashley shops in Sloane Square London it was beautiful. Well, this dress is from this era.
Dating from: 1969 -1970
Label: Laura Ashley Made in Wales
Side seam to side seam across the bust 34” (86 cm)
Side seam to side seam across the bust waist 30” (76 cm) to be pulled in with sash
Hips are free
Back neck to waist 15" (38 cm)
waist to back hem 42" 106.5 cm)
waist to front hem 42" (107 cm)
Frill at hem is 8” (20.3 cm) deep onto of the dress therefore the length could be extended
by 2 ½ “(6cm) by removing the frill and lowering it
A Rock Follies Vintage Size: 10 please note the dress is marked as a 12
Please check our size guide for how to take your measurements.
Fabric: Quality printed cotton a mid-grey background with purple classic Laura Ashley spriggy flower design.
Style: Edwardian Prairie style
Features: Two panels of 1 ¼ " (3 cm) wide cream cotton lace each side of the front bodice, and inserted into the long sleeves, which are finished at the wrist with a 5 “ (12.5 cm) deep cuff with 3 buttons. The skirts are gathered on the waistline, which is then covered and pulled in with the sash. The hem frill could be adjusted up or down to give more or less length to the dress. It also has the original separate sash which can be tied around the waist and in a bow at the back.
Closure: Nylon zip with hook at top
Ideal to wear for: Really wearable dress
Vintage Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition: There is a very tiny slub in the cotton on the front neckline this is part of the natural cotton, please see close up for detail.
Vintage items are not new they date back to a particular era, some have survived in amazing condition, while others may show some signs of age, but we feel they still deserve to make it into our collection. Therefore, we have listed our items into three Conditions: Excellent Vintage Condition: Means the item is in great shape for its age. (Most of our stock will fall into this category)