Sensual Elegance Beautiful in Black. True Vintage & Rare to Find. Lightweight Wool with Rich Soft Velvet.
Stunning Statement Full Length Coat Dress. With Very Full & Beautiful Skirt.
Stunning Velvet Detailing & Very Elegant Styling. I don't like ephemeral things, I like things that last forever..... Essences : Vintage Victorian Edwardian Downton Abbey Equestrian Noir Mistress Vamp Siren Femme Fatale 40s Chic Diva Wedding Ascot Glyndebourne Opera Races Grandeur Manor House Elegant Outrageous Lavish Opulent Divine Supermodel Day or Night Throughout the Seasons Rare Timeless..
A truly stunning, statement, true vintage, jet black, 100% wool and velvet, lightweight and flowing, double breasted, full length maxi coat/dress with very beautiful and distinctive styling by Laura Ashley. The wool feels very much like a soft flowing sensual crepe. This is a lovely fabric because it doesn't cling and moves really beautifully.
Featuring a narrow black velvet collar & pointed lapels double breasted buttoning down the front, with black velvet covered buttons. Two mock pockets with velvet pocket flaps curved seaming down the front to draw in the waist which then flares out to the very full skirt. Full length sleeves with small velvet cuffs to each. The back is stunning also subtly & elegantly styled & beautifully tailored with seaming to enhance the hour glass silhouette falling into the long very full skirt which moves beautifully, and with a velvet half back belt to define waist. This coat/dress is really gorgeous, very typical vintage Laura Ashley styling with the longer length, hour glass silhouette, which elegantly and subtly'nips in' at the waist & cascades down into the full skirt which falls into loose soft pleats, draping beautifully, moving around you so elegantly as you walk...Elegant, sophisticated, sensual and just so flattering! Look fabulous worn with everything from jeans and boots to haute couture DIVINE!!! Day and night Throughout the seasons. Due to the lightweight wool, this piece could certainly be worn as a coat or dress if you choose Perfection! Beautiful fluid Wool 100% Wool creating a lovely lightweight almost crepe wool feel in jet black.
With cotton velvet collar & cuffs & back belt Lined. Please see sizing and measurements below to be sure of fit. Please note that the studio lights can make the coat look a bit greyish in some pictures but this coat is in fact jet black... Mistress Noir, Lady of the Manor, 40s War Bride, Equestrian Vamp!! A piece to cherish and adore!You will wear it so much over the years! A statement piece which will turn heads!! We do offer layaway / instalment payments on some items so buyers can spread payments.
Please enquire and we'll do all we can to help you. Please note that vintage sizes can sometimes come up a little smaller than the label indicates so please see measurements below to be sure of fit.
Please note that this beautiful coat/dress might fit sizes bigger and smaller than those on the label Please see measurements. All measurements taken with garment laid flat. So please double up for all the way around. Please use the measurements provided to measure against a similar garment of your own which you know fits you well.
All measurements are taken with the garment pulled a bit to flatten and please be aware that there is inevitably a slight discrepancy in the ways different people measure so all measurements are approximate and please give or take about a 1/4 inch or so either way. Armpit to armpit across front approx: 18 1/2 - 19 inches. Waist approx: 15 1/2 - 16 inches.
Hips Freesize very flared skirt so very approx (laid flat): about 34 inches, possibly a bit more... (Please remember to double up for all the way around). Shoulders very approx: 16 inches. Sleeve length taken from shoulder seam and down TOP of sleeve to cuff approx: 24 inches.
Length taken from collar down back to bottom of hem approx: 52 inches. The item "COAT DRESS VINTAGE VICTORIAN 40s LAURA ASHLEY RIDING 10 8 EDWARDIAN MISTRESS" is in sale since Sunday, April 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage Clothing & Accessories\Women's Vintage Clothing\Coats, Jackets & Waistcoats". The seller is "theatreoffashion" and is located in Ivybridge.This item can be shipped worldwide.