Is Loving On Laura Ashley So Wrong?

In the ’80s and early ’90s, Laura Ashley goods were de rigueur for girls’ bedrooms, while her fashions were the standard for garden parties. Over the years, the label has morphed into un cool momwear, and the U.K.’s Independent recently reminded buyers that Laura’s legacy is on the decline: Her Wales mansion needs some major care, and her children are at a crossroads with what to do with the place before it goes “Grey Gardens” style. Since this made us sad, we thought we’d check out (for the first time in 10 years) what Laura Ashley has to offer. Turns out, some of her womenswear is actually quite cute! Has the label undergone a redesign lately? There are still those floral dresses, but in the mix are some skirts with interesting shapes and accessories with some punch. Here, our favorite looks.

  1. This chevron-print kaftan is retro in a good way. [$86.98, Laura Ashley]
  2. Show off your curves in this tight, sexy dress. [$88.95, Laura Ashley]
  3. The perfect summer handbag. [$58.46, Laura Ashley]
  4. Turn up the prep with this tennis-inspired skirt. [$65.24, Laura Ashley]