Meet Heathen, she is a STUNNING and RARE 1980s thick heavy cotton velvet Laura Ashley riding dress, beautifully crafted and lined. This is an absolute stunner, and such a quality gothic dream. She has a beautiful cut with mutton sleeves, high collar, button through finish and is beautifully detailed with pleats at her lower sides and cotton piping. When worn, this dress will look and feel a dream. Wear her open as a coat or as a dress, and pair with pendants and boots. This is a RARE and collectible piece of 80s LA, she is just stunning and I hope she finds the best home. I have seen these dresses reach well over £200 in the past.
This girl measures to approx UK size 10 small busted 12.
Bust - up to 36"
Waist - 34" sits more loosely and hangs beautifully
Length - 49"
For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6.
The Heathen has been freshly cleaned and is ready to wear. DRY CLEAN ONLY. She is in good vintage condition, she has a few minor signs of wear. A few small marks, nothing major.
ALL vintage velvet comes with small signs of wear to the pile of the fabric. This is part of the charm.
This beauty has minimal signs of vintage wear, but please bear in mind that our pieces are true vintage, they’ve been danced in and they have been lived in, so all of our garments will carry your usual signs of vintage wear. Anything that we think is outside of what would class as usual vintage wear, we will state.