Vintage Laura Ashley dress and jacket identification help please

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  1. Ruby-Izobel

    Ruby-Izobel Registered Guest

    I'm new here so please forgive me if I make an error! I have recently bought a beautiful Laura Ashley dress and jacket and from the label resources it seems to me that it is possibly a 1980s design and I wondered if it had a particular name and thought someone may recognise it. I'll try uploading some photos. Many thanks, Ruby-Izobel

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  2. themerchantsofvintage

    themerchantsofvintage Administrator Staff Member

    Sweet. Do you have a photo of the care symbols? That will also help.
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  3. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    Very pretty! The drop waist and wider sleeves make me think of 1980s.
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  4. mags_rags

    mags_rags Trade Member

    It does evoke the 1980s. And IIRC, Laura Ashley shifted their manufacturing process out of UK by late 80s/early 90s.
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  5. Ruby-Izobel

    Ruby-Izobel Registered Guest

    Thank you for your comments (I only just spotted them!) I know, or at least hope, it's a bit premature but I intend to Will all my dresses to my daughter (she's only 6 and loves dressing up!) So it is great to be able to tell her as much about everything as I can. I just took care label photos and noticed "JK 531" attached to the last one - can anyone tell me what if anything this means?

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  6. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    I always associate that V-waist with 80s. LA designs were not named as far as I know.
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