Description: Pretty Laura Ashley 1970s floral maxi dress, with the dyers and printers made in Wales label. This beauty is an empire dress design, with elasticated smocking detail that makes it a little flexible on sizing. The dress was clipped to my model as the straps appear to be quite long, however once on a real person they appear to be normal length! The dress fastens at the back with a metal zip. 100% cotton.
Condition: There area couple of points to note; there is one strap that has damage (see photo) and the smocking elastic is a little loose but does still have stretch. When I tried this on it meant that the back section of the smocking looked a little puffy, but that may just be my body! Otherwise a lovely example that has wear commensurate with age. Priced accordingly.
Measurements taken whilst dress was laid flat on a table.
Straps: 9 inches
Smocked section depth approx 6 1/2 inches
Smocked section measures 13 inches unstreched and stretched to a maximum of approximately 20 inches
Maximum stretch of bottom of smocked section is 161/2- 17 inches
Length of dress from top of smocking to hem of skirt 49" (Excluding straps)