Willow Hilson Vintage

"Deepest Plum" Vintage 1940's Deep Plum Crepe Wool Skirt Suit UK 8-10 US 4-6


Rendered in the deepest shade of plum in a wonderful crepe wool weave, this original 1940's skirt suit, is just the perfect ensemble for your tailored wardrobe.

The deep V shaped neckline of the jacket, is framed by wide pointed notched lapels, which are elegantly sewn into place, joining the main construction of the jacket along the side seams beneath the sleeves. The slopping shoulder line is accented by internally sewn shoulder pads, which set off the full length sleeves, which are in turn edged with wide turned up cuffs. The fitted cut of the jacket, draws the eye to the cinched in waistline, which is set off by tailored darts along either side of the front and along the back of the waist. Finished with front pockets along either side of the front of the hemline, which boasts external collars.

The matching skirt, sits perfectly beneath the jacket and is accented by a fitted waistband. The elegant line of the skirt is set off by the tailored darts along the back of the skirt, beneath the waistline. Finished with an elegant kick pleat along the centre back of the hemline, this timeless suit showcases the iconic and sophisticated silhouette of the era. The skirt is not lined. The jacket is fully lined in silk. 

Label: Marshall Field & Company , The Suit Shop 

Measurements of the Jacket

Shoulder to Shoulder: 16 inches

Armpit to Armpit: up to 36 inches

Shoulder to Hem : 22 inches

Waist: up to 28 inches

Shoulder to end of sleeve: 20 inches

Fastenings: a single press stud 

Measurements Of The Skirt

Waist: up to 26 inches

Waist to Hem: 26 inches

Hips: up to 37 inches

Fastenings: 6.5 inch metal zip, and two hook and eyes 

Size: UK 8-10  US 4-6

Condition: This suit is in near perfect vintage condition.  The lining of the jacket along the internal shoulder line has been mended as the silk has worn thin along those areas. These mends have been done sympathetically and to help strengthen and restore the area. Some light and natural colour variations to the internal silk lining of the jacket, this appears slightly lighter in areas.  These minor details are not apparent when the suit is being worn as they are internal. Please refer to the photographs, as they form part of the condition report. 

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Wool Crepe, Silk lined

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. WH 


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