Willow Hilson Vintage

"Pleasant Plum Wool" Vintage 1940's Three Piece Wool Suit UK 10-12 US 6-8


A classic silhouette rendered in a stunning pleasant plum  wool, this 1940's tailored three piece skirt suit is the perfect addition to your vintage wardrobe.

The rounded neckline of the jacket is framed by a pointed collar. The structured shoulder line is accented by internally sewn shoulder pads and single pleats along each yoke. The full length sleeves, are edged with turned up cuffs. The elegant swing cut of the jacket, boasts large statement button fastenings, which are accented by pink toned stitches. Finished with pockets along either side of the front of the jacket. The jacket is fully lined in faille silk.

The V shaped neckline of the waistcoat, is framed by a sleeveless cut and simple shoulder line set off by internally sewn shoulder pads. The fitted bodice, is accented by tailored darts, which frame the central button fastenings, which are set off by pink toned stitches. The fitted waistline sets off the slightly flared hemline. The waistcoat is fully lined in faille silk. 

The matching skirt features a silk panel below the waistline, which would be concealed by the waistcoat when worn. The simple panelled cut of the skirt, completes the silhouette in a slight A line design, finishing this truly marvellous suit in an iconic 1940's design. The skirt is not lined. 


Label: The Louise Shop 

Measurements of the Jacket

Shoulder to Shoulder: 15.5 inches

Armpit to Armpit: up to 42 inches

Shoulder to Hem : 24.5 inches

Waist: 46 inches

Shoulder to end of sleeve: 23 inches

Fastenings: 3 buttons

Measurements of The Waistcoat: 

Shoulder to Shoulder: 16.5 inches

Armpit to Armpit: up to 40 inches 

Shoulder to Hem:21 inches

Waist: up to 30 inches

Fastenings: 5 buttons

Measurements Of The Skirt 

Waist: up to 27 inches

Hips: up to 38 inches

Waist to Hem: 29 inches

Fastenings: 1 hook and eye and 1 press stud and a 6.5 inch metal zip

Size: UK 10 US 6

Condition: The Jacket: A very small area of thinning to the wool along the edge of the right hand side front of the opening to the jacket just at the level of the first button hole.A small pin sized hole to the wool along the back right hand side of the jacket, 4 inches above the hemline. 

The Waistcoat: A few very small surface areas of wear to the wool along the bottom right hand side hemline along the central panel, these are accompanied with very slight age marks, which appear as a darker shade of plum. 

The Skirt: A Patch mend and darn along the back left hand side panel of the skirt this is positioned 11 inches below the waistline. Two small darns along the bottom right hand side of the back of the skirt, positioned at 2.5 inches and 5 inches from the hemline. Very light colour variation to the silk panel beneath the waistband. 


These minor faults are not apparent when the suit is being worn and only noticeable upon closer inspection. The mends have been done sympathetically. Please refer to the photographs, as they form part of the condition report. 

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Wool, Silk Lining

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.


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