ARCHIVE - 1970s Laura Ashley Edwardian Style navy and White Cotton Dress

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This enchanting late 1960s early 1970s floral cotton tea dress is by celebrated British fashion house Laura Ashley and is a beautiful example of the designer's signature look. These Edwardian style dresses were the first true garments produced for this brand and have achieved classic design status over the years, with their nostalgic tailoring and antique inspired prints. This lovely piece is of thick cotton fabric printed with a delicate floral design in china blue over ivory, and has a high collared neckline, gathered shoulders, long sleeves fitted from the elbow and a floor sweeping skirt with a ruffle hem. The bodice and sleeves feature feminine pin tuck pleating with lace trim on the cuffs and there is a belt tie in matching fabric to draw in the was it if desired. There is a concealed zip fastening at the reverse of the dress and a button closure on each cuff. In excellent vintage condition, this beautiful dress has an elegant bohemian aesthetic and would fit up to US size 6, UK size 10. MEASUREMENTS: BUST - 34 in. (86.36 cm) WAIST - 29.5 in. (74.93 cm) HIP - 40 in. (101.6 cm) LENGTH - 58 in. (147.32 cm) Sleeve Length - 21.5 Across Back - 12.5


Will you set anything aside for me before I come?

We are happy to find anything you may be interested in from our website - please let us know a week in advance. 

We also have an extensive offline collection. If you let us know your size, style, favourite colour to wear and perhaps your budget, we can browse through our archive in advance of your appointment. 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Clients may wish to bring modern shapewear when trying on garments from certain eras, especially the 1950s. Vintage clothing was often worn with undergarments that shaped the waist and as such is tailored for them.

We have a huge variety of slip dresses and petticoats to complete your look; many of which are also for sale.

You may also wish to bring your favourite footwear. We often find a classic pair of nude shoes work well when trying on, or a pair in gold or silver.

Do you have a price range?

Many of our lower-priced pieces (under £150) are not available to buy online. Our prices range from £80 - £600 for separates. Dresses start at around £150 and go up to £2,500 for the very best antique pieces and designer vintage. Our bridalwear ranges from £300 - £3,000.

Can I bring anyone with me?

Yes but please do let us know the size of your party in advance.

Where can I get alterations?

We offer some alterations in house. Should you need alterations we cannot provide, we can refer you to one of our tried and trusted tailors.

Do you have an after-care service?

We will advise you on the best way to clean and preserve your vintage pieces and can also recommend trusted local dry cleaners.

Can I cancel my appointment?

You are free to cancel but please do give us as much notice as possible. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, you will be invoiced a late cancellation fee of £25.

Where's the showroom?

Our address is Circa Vintage, 87A Lansdowne Way London SW8 2PB

Upon arrival, buzz the 87A button on the gate or call us 020 7736 5038 to let you in.

Do you have parking?

We offer free, secure, off-street parking but it is a tight squeeze – so do let us know in advance if you will be needing this and we can make sure that there is space available.

How do I get there by public transport?


Stockwell (7 min walk) - Northern and Victoria Lines

Nine Elms (9 min walk) – Northern Line


Wandsworth Road (13 min walk) – Westbound to Clapham Junction / Eastbound to Dalston Junction

What payment methods do you accept?

Cash, credit/debit card, bank transfer, contactless, Paypal