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"Bow Adorned" Vintage 1940's Rare Don Loper Tailored Skirt Suit UK 8 US 4


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"Bow Adorned" Vintage 1940's Rare Don Loper Tailored Skirt Suit UK 8 US 4

A rare piece to behold and never again find. This 1940's black wool and gabardine statement skirt suit, in a classic silhouette, is the perfect statement piece for your wardrobe.

Her high V shaped neckline is framed by gathers along the neck, that pleat from the shoulder line, and draw into the statement side bow feature, that fastens to the side of the left hand shoulder. Her full length sleeves, frame the fitted cut of the jacket, that features a central gabardine panel, that meets in a point just below the cinched in waistline. A matching gabardine panel runs along the back of the jacket, picking the design to the front.
Her simple skirt, boasts a neat waistband, and elegant darts beneath the waistline.
The jacket is fully lined in silk.

Label: Don Loper

Measurements of the Jacket

Shoulder to Shoulder: 17 inches

Armpit to Armpit: up to 36 inches

Shoulder to Hem : 21 inches

Waist: up to 26 inches

Shoulder to end of sleeve: 20 inches

Fastenings: 5 buttons, 3 hook and loops

Measurements Of The Skirt

Waist: up to 26 inches

Waist to Hem: 27.5 inches

Hips: up to 38 inches

Fastenings: 7 inch metal zip, a button fastening

Size: UK 8 US 4

Condition: This suit is in near perfect vintage condition
4 small pin sized holes to the wool beneath where the bow is fastened, and 1 darn. These are not visible when the jacket is fastened and the bow is placed, and are only apparent before the bow is positioned correctly.
These minor issues are not apparent when the suit is being worn, and only visible under very close inspection

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Wool mix, lined in the jacket, gabardine

Vintage garments have been previously worn and lovingly cared for, they may however have a blemish or two. Here at Willow Hilson, we try our very best to note all the details of each garment, although we may sometimes overlook things, which we do apologise for. Please do not expect perfection, unless stated so.

Please make sure you check all the measurements of the garment before purchasing. Vintage garment sizes are not the same as those of today. To ensure the best fit, we suggest you measure you favourite similar style garment and compare it to the measurements we have listed. All our measurements are taken whilst the garment is lying flat, we then double these measurements to reflect the actual size.