Monday, 24 May 2010

70's Laura Ashley Dress

Now this is the type of dress I love! A beautiful Laura Ashley dress - straight out of the 70s. How to describe it?

A classic early Laura Ashley. Long, white and pannelled. This lovely, old-fashioned dress represents for me biblical womanhood, femininity and modesty. Heavy 100% cotton with crochet borders at hem of panels and hem, sleeve and down two sides of the bodice. High neckline (women of today, please take note!) and pleated middle front bodice, long puff sleeves and button cuffs. The style statement here is the additional shorter apron like panels – one covering the entire front and two either side of nylon zip at the back. Feminine and beautiful. A most fabulous dress.