This vintage Laura Ashley dress in purple damask with puff sleeves, a modified empire waist, and a full skirt is classic Laura Ashley in every way. The color is gorgeous, a rich amethyst purple with a slightly dusty tone that really highlights the floral damask cotton fabric. The front and back necklines are squared, the five back buttons are self covered, there is also a side zipper for easy on and off, and the gathered sleeves can be worn on or off the shoulders. The dress is show without a crinoline and it looks great, it does have a 168 inch sweep so you can imagine how sensational it looks with petticoat. This 1980s dress is in wonderful vintage condition, it is clean and has no holes, stains or odors, a dry clean would refresh it nicely. The dress has the Laura Ashley Made in Great Britain label and is 100% cotton and is tagged a size 14 UK EUR 40 US 12, but these are vintage sizes, please use the measurements below to gauge fit. The dress is beautifully designed and made, it has the attention to detail and flattering fit that are hallmarks of her brand. The front and back bodice have princess seams and are boned and the bust is darted for a very pleasing silhouette. This is an ultra feminine frock that practically begs one to twirl and whirl and pirouette.
Measurements in inches: Chest: 36. Waist: 29. Sleeve: 11. Full Length: 48. Length from waist to hem: 29. Length from square neckline to waist: 9. Sweep: 168.