Purple Floral Laura Ashley Wiggle Dress UK Size 8

Purple Floral Laura Ashley Wiggle Dress UK Size 8


New with tags, a beautiful Laura Ashley purple floral wiggle dress with a matching grosgrain ribbon belt. Love the cap sleeves, the sweetheart neckline, the longer length and the bold tonal floral with a virtual bouque of purple chrysanthemums against a white background. Originally purchased in the UK, it was around 167.00 new, marked down when purchased to 34.00. We are selling it for more, because it’s a beautiful dress and well worth it! Fully lined, 98% cotton/2% spandex, Dry Clean Only. UK Sizes run smaller than US sizes, so please review the measurements below.

Bust 33”

Waist 28”

Hip 34”

Laura Ashley was a Welsh businesswoman and fashion designer. While raising her two children and working as a secretary, she began designing headscarves, napkins, table mats, and tea towels printed on a machine designed by her engineer husband Bernard. With an initial investment of 10 pounds, Laura began creating fabrics inspired by Victorian design. The scarves were so successful, Bernard left his full time job to work with Laura. The moved to Wales, opening a small retail boutique, it was there that Laura began creating smocked style shirts with the help of a local seamstress. The business grew expanding into clothing and other goods, with a romantic English appeal. Sales totaled 276 million pounds in 2000. Laura Ashley died in 1985 from injuries resulting from a fall at the age of 60, but the business continues to thrive.

Fashions at The RetroFab are second hand vintage, newer, or new with tags. They may have slight flaws, which we we endeavor to articulate in the descriptions. We believe in slow fashion around these parts!

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