Willow Hilson Vintage

"Navy Polkadots" Vintage 1940's Navy Blue & Polkadot Silk Set UK 8 US 4


Rendered in the most timeless shade of navy blue rayon, and set off by cream and navy blue polkadot silk accents, this original vintage 1940's set, comprised of a silk skirt and jacket, is the perfect ensemble for your tailored wardrobe.  

The neckline of the jacket is framed by a navy blue and cream silk Peter Pan collar. The elegant shoulder line, is accented by internal shoulder pads, which set off the 3/4 length sleeves, edged with polkadot silk turned up cuffs. The fitted cut, is set off by the central double breasted feature, which is accented by large pearlescent buttons and tailored Princess seams, which frame the buttons along each side. The longline of the jacket, draws the eye to the cinched in waistline, as it sits perfectly above the matching skirt. 

The matching skirt, sits perfectly beneath the jacket and is accented by a fitted waistband. The fitted panel along the hipline, is accented by box pleats, which drape along the length of the skirt, completing this set in an iconic and timeless silhouette.

Label: None 

Measurements of the Jacket

Shoulder to Shoulder: 14 inches

Armpit to Armpit: up to 36 inches

Shoulder to Hem : 24.5 inches

Waist: up to 27 inches

Shoulder to end of sleeve: 18.5 inches

Fastenings: two internal press studs along the neckline, and 6 buttons along the front left hand side. 

Measurements Of The Skirt

Waist: up to 26 inches

Waist to Hem: 28.5 inches

Hips: up to 34 inches

Fastenings: 2 press studs, a hook and eye and a 7 inch metal zip.

Size: UK 8 US 4


Jacket: This jacket is in near perfect condition. Very gentle wear to the rayon along either side of the armpits. A small darn along the left hand side armpit. Gentle yellowing to the internal silk collar along the nape, this is along the inside part of the collar. Very gentle colour variation along the back of the jacket between the shoulder blades, this is a natural process for rayon over time and is only apparent under very close inspection.  The Skirt: The skirt is in perfection vintage condition.

These minor details are not apparent when the suit is being worn. Please refer to the photographs, as they form part of the condition report. 

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Rayon and Silk 

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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