Stunning & Rare Vintage Cherry Red Sailor Dress. I don't like ephemeral things, I like things that last forever..... Essences : Gatsby 20s Flapper Tea Dance Edwardian Mistress Downton Abbey Victorian Vamp Weddings Country House Lady of the Manor Croquet on the Lawn English Afternoon Tea Cottage Gardens Messing about in Boats Henley Regatta Period Drama 30s 40s War Bride 50s Diva Classic Elegant Beautiful Throughout the Seasons Day or Night..
For lovers of vintage Laura Ashley and her'Gatsby' inspired styles very 20s'Flapper' influenced, and so reminiscent of 20s or 30s country gardens, English afternoon tea with cucumber sandwiches, and beautiful boating lakes, this is such a lovely example of her rare to find iconic sailor dresses. The most stunning vintage sailor dress evocative of the 20s and 30s'Flapper' girls, very Gatsby, and with more than a nod to the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
Striking deep dark cherry red, in beautiful soft corduroy with tie ribbons in the darkest blue/black. And featuring characteristic references to the flapper age with its very evocative and beautiful shape, drop-waisted styling and pleated skirt. Such a beautiful elegant design by the iconic and quintessentially British designer Laura Ashley who is renowned for her nostalgic designs and exceptional tailoring. Croquet on the lawn, messing about in boats, Edwardian lady of the manor, and very Downton Abbey.
Ideal for weddings, special occasions, boating and regattas, or just for looking fabulously and elegantly beautiful whatever the occasion and whatever the season. Beautiful & elegant, very striking vintage sailor dress in deep cherry red with very dark blue/black trim and ribbon ties. By iconic designer Laura Ashley.Fabric: 100% beautifully soft cotton corduroy. Drop waisted in true'flapper' style. Skirt falls into lovely loose, soft, deep pleats. Quintessentially English and just Divine!! We estimate this dress will fit other sizes than those in the vintage size label Please see estimated sizing below and measurements further down to be sure of fit. This dress can be worn very fitted or much looser and languid both ways look stunning! UK 16 in label We estimate may fit 10/12 14, possibly small 16 Please see measurements below.
EUR 42 in label We estimate may fit 38/40 42, possibly small 44 Please see measurements below. USA 14 in label We estimate may fit 6/8 10 12, possibly small 14 Please see measurements below. All measurements taken with garment laid flat so please double up for all the way around where appropriate.
Please use the measurements provided to measure against a similar garment of your own which you know fits you well. All measurements are taken with the garment pulled a bit to flatten and please be aware that there is inevitably a slight discrepancy in the ways different people measure so all measurements are approximate and please give or take about a 1/4 inch or so either way. Remember this is not intended to be'waisted' it has slightly drop waist'flapper' styling.Armpit to armpit across front approx: 21 inches. Drop Waist approx: 22 inches (remember this is a drop waist'flapper' style). Hips (lower than drop waist) approx: 34 inches. Taken from shoulder seam and down TOP of sleeve to cuff approx: 24/25 inches. Length taken from shoulder seam near collar and down back of dress to bottom of hem approx: 52 inches. Clothes as text, clothes as narration, clothes as a story. Clothes as the story of our lives.
And if you were to gather all the clothes you have ever owned in all your life, each baby shoe and winter coat and wedding dress, you would have your autobiography. You could wear, once more, your own life in all its stages..
Linda Grant, The Thoughtful Dresser. The item "DRESS 20s 30s GATSBY WEDDING VINTAGE LAURA ASHLEY 40s 50s VAMP VICTORIAN SAILOR" is in sale since Thursday, April 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage Clothing & Accessories\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "theatreoffashion" and is located in Dartmouth, Devon. This item can be shipped worldwide.