80s Laura Ashley Velvet and Taffeta Party Dress
80s Laura Ashley Velvet and Taffeta Party DressThis lovely dress was most likely made in the late 80s or early 90s, but definitely influenced by the 60s party style. The dress has an empire waist and the bodice portion of the dress is made of black cotton velvet. It has a scooped neck and low "V" back, front princess seams, and small shoulder pads. The bodice is lined in black satin. The sleeves have four working buttons and the vertical button placket is lined in blue taffeta, a nice touch which you can see in the photo of the back of the dress. The skirt is made of blue iridescent taffeta, is gathered and tapers towards the hem. There is an attached sash with a bow at the empire waist. The dress closes in the back with six velvet buttons. A beautiful dress, classically styled, and perfect for a special occasion.
Item: Vintage Laura Ashley Party Dress
Material: Cotton, acetate
Size: UK 12, EUR 38, USA 10, pls refer to measurements below
Color(s): Black, teal blue
Maker: Laura Ashley
Condition: Very good. We did not feel it was necessary to dry clean this dress, but you may opt to before wearing.
Measurements: Taken with the garment lying flat, please double bust, waist and hips.
Empire waist: 15"
Length (top of dress at shoulder to hem): 37"
Length (top of dress to empire waist): 12"
Back Width: 17"
Photographed on a dress form with the following measurements, Bust 35 1/2", Waist 25 1/2", Hips 35 3/4", Rib cage 29 1/2"
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