Vintage 1980s Laura Ashley Black Velvet Dress Size 12 Gothic Classic Made in UK
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
This is a wonderful vintage black velvet dress made in the United Kingdom by Laura Ashley. I believe that the label dates the dress to the 1980s. The dress has padded shoulders, long sleeves, a crossover bodice, a defined waistline and a skirt that is cut full, constructed in flared panels, so that it falls in drapes, almost like a circle skirt. There is a brass button at either cuff and loops at the sides for a belt, but no belt is supplied. It does up with nylon zipper at the side and the upper is lined, but the skirt is unlined.
Label: Laura Ashley Made in Great Britain
Material: 75% Cotton / 25% Viscose velvet. The lining is 100% polyester.
Sizing: US size 12 is indicated, but please rely on the following measurements for fit:
Shoulders: 18” across the pads
Sleeves: 24” from the shoulder pads
Sleeve inseam: 17 1/2”
Bust: 38” around
Waist: 28” around, could be cinched (or not) with a belt
Hips: 44”, meant to fall loosely
Hemline: 140” around
Overall length: 49 1/2“, measured flat
Condition: It 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, classic Gothic look!