Original Vintage: So, when listing this this dress it took me right back to a beautiful store in London back in the 1970’s, 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 and indeed this very shop.
Dating from: 1970
Label: Laura Ashley Made in Wales 'M'
Side seam to side seam across the bust 34” (86.5 cm)
Side seam to side seam across the waist 26” (66 cm)
Hips are free
Waist to back hem 37 ¾” (96 cm)
A Rock Follies Vintage Size: 10 please note the dress is marked as a 'M'
Please check our size guide for how to take your measurements.
Fabric: Quality heavy white cotton
Style: Fresh white Edwardian Prairie style midi length
Features: Two panels of 1 3/4" (4.5 cm) wide white cotton lace run up from the waistline at an angle each side of the front bodice and inserted into the waistline. The bell-shaped sleeves are also edged in the lace. The bodice is made up of a central panel of horizontal pion tucks in a triangular shape giving a square neckline to the front and also at the back. The skirts are closely gathered into the bodice just under the lace panel. The lower hem has four-inch-deep pin tucks giving a weight and design to the dress.
Closure: Nylon zip at the centre back.
Ideal to wear for: Really wearable dress very fresh and pretty would make a very simple wedding dress.
Vintage Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition:
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)
Laura Ashley 1970s White Cotton Dress
Machine wash as 40 degrees