Understated elegance is the perfect way to describe this rare late 1970s Laura Ashley made in Carno wales beauty. She is very Edwardian-esque in a gorgeous crisp shade of white. This beauty is originally from Laura Ashleys Bridal collection but add some accessories and she would make a gorgeous white cotton dress for spring summer.
She is beautifully crafted in textured dobby spot cotton and adorned with delicate lace frills and pintuck detailing. She also has a beautiful double layered skirt. Her cotton is a lot more crisp white in person too.
This girl would work on UK sizes 12 small 14 best, this is a very rare size for a 70s Laura Ashley too.
Bust - 38"
Waist - 32"
Length - 55"
For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6.
Swan Lake has been freshly laundered and is ready to wear. She can safely be washed at home on a cool setting. She is in good vintage condition.
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.
Here at Pansy we know vintage sizes are very different from modern sizes, and we pride ourselves on offering accurate measurements with approximate modern UK sizing to ensure a your Pansy purchases will be a good fit.
Although we do offer approx modern sizing it is also very helpful if you know your own measurements. If you are unsure of these, an easy way of estimating them is measuring one of your own garments, that fits well, laid flat. Measure in inches, across from pit to pit, flat across the waist and double both of these measurements. Our length measurements are mostly taken from the highest point of the shoulder to the hem.
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