Batsheva’s collaboration with Laura Ashley is twee AF and I love it

If you like your fashion romantic, then look no further than Batsheva's new collection, in collaboration with Laura Ashley.

It combines everything we've come to love from both labels: Batsheva's Victorian-inspired and prairie silhouettes, combined with heritage brand Laura Ashley's heirloom floral prints.

Yes, it is twee, but that's its main appeal. The 15-piece limited-edition capsule contains high neck blouses with puffy sleeves (think Little House On The Prairie), floral maxi dresses with bell sleeves (think Little Bo Beep) and my favourite, the Bryer dress which features a corset-like top looks like something Marie Antoinette would kill for.


LAURA ASHLEY X BATSHEVA BRYER DRESS IN CHARLBURY, <a href="" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks -"">$313
Long dress with fitted bodice and v-shaped neckline in archival Charlbury print. Covered buttons down the front. Bell-sleeves. Piping along the waist.


LAURA ASHLEY X BATSHEVA YORK DRESS IN SEREN Regular price, <a href="" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks -"">$200
Long dress in archival Seren print with Quirky Birds yoke. Covered buttons down the front yoke. Voluminous sleeves with buttoned cuff.


LAURA ASHLEY X BATSHEVA BEAUMARIS DRESS IN CRAFTWORK ROSES, <a href="" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks -"">$175
Square-neck dress in archival Laura Ashley Craftwork Roses print. Voluminous sleeves with cuff.

It's reasonably priced too, with shirts starting at $115 (around £83), though you'll of course have to factor in the shipping costs. Batsheva being an inclusive brand, each piece is available in American sizes 0 to 10, the equivalent to UK sizes 4 to 24.

If your budget doesn't quite stretch to the main collection, don't worry. There are plenty of accessories in the line too, from oven gloves to aprons that are just too much in the best way possible.

As it's limited edition, once it's gone it's gone, so do make sure not to doddle if you want to add a little bit of romance to your wardrobe.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.