Vintage 1980s Laura Ashley Dress Purple Velvet Size 12


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

This is a wonderful vintage purple velvet Laura Ashley dress made in the United Kingdom.  I believe that the label on this Laura Ashley dress dates it to the 1980s.  The dress has a sweetheart neckline, 3/4 length sleeves with a puff at the shoulder, a V shaped waistline at the front and a tear shaped open back that has a decorative bow below it.  The skirt is cut full but gathered in tucks below the waistline so that it falls beautifully in drapes.  The sleeves are gathered at the end, which creates a draped look with an angled edge.  It does up with nylon zipper at the side and with a covered button at the back neck and the upper is lined, but the skirt is unlined.  The colour on this Laura Ashley dress is purple, and I’ve presented it in the photos as it would appear in natural daylight - it looks deeper and richer in indoor or dimmer lighting conditions.

Label: Laura Ashley Made in Great Britain

Material: 75% Cotton / 25% Viscose velvet.  The lining is 100% polyester.

Sizing: US size 12 is indicated on this Laura Ashley dress, but please rely on the following measurements for fit:

Shoulders:  16” across the shoulder/sleeve seams, but the should cap should extend into the sleeve puff

Sleeves:  23” from the shoulder seam

Sleeve inseam:  17 1/2”

Bust: 38” around

Waist: 35” around

Hips:  Full”, meant to fall loosely

Overall length: 52“, measured flat

Condition:  This Laura Ashley dress is in very good condition with no wear, tear, fading, odours or stains.  This was well cared for over the years.

This is a lovely Laura Ashley dress, quality velvet, beautiful colour!