Original 1940s 40s Vintage Grey Wool Skirt Suit With Red Pinstripe
This wonderful skirt suit was made from grey wool with a white and red stripe in the 1940s. As you would expect of a suit from this decade, the jacket is cut to a classic hourglass shape, with strong padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The notch collar frames an open style v-neckline (although the top button could be closed to give a more rounded collar), which marks the starting point for a single row of five fabric covered buttons. Running parallel from shoulder to hem and on either side of the buttons are panels of fabric with a contrasting diagonal stripe. Similar panels are found on the back of the jacket but this time they taper to form a point towards the waist. Inside, the jacket is lined in crepe and has American Union labels. The skirt is cut in an unusual wrap around style (making it ideal for easy alterations) with three fabric covered buttons at the waist and a press stud to the opposite side.
Shoulder: 14 1/4” seam to seam
Bust: 34” with a little extra cup room
Waist: 25 1/2”
Hips: 36” but can accommodate larger due to the wrap style of the skirt
Length: 29 1/2” plus 2 1/2” hem
The suit is in good condition, however the jacket has been expertly darned and these darns are noticeable on close inspection. There is some staining to the back of the collar and to the underarm of the lining (please see pictures).
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We are delighted to offer you a curated selection of original vintage clothing and accessories from the 1900s to the 1950s with a specific focus on the aesthetic of the 1930s and 1940s. We are well known for our tailoring and outerwear and it’s safe to say that we have a bit of an obsession with hats!
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