A rare piece to behold, this original 1940's summer weight silk suit, in a palette of black and white florals set against a pale pink background, is the perfect piece for your seasonal wardrobe.
The soft V shaped neckline of the jacket, is framed by tripe inverted seam along each yoke that run from the shoulder line, which boasts internally sewn shoulder pads. The full length sleeves are edged with turned up cuff, which can be worn turned down. The fitted cut of the jacket is accented by concealed press stud fastenings and a matching silk covered button, that draws in the cinched in waistline. The simple hemline sits above the matching skirt.
The simple waistband of the skirt, boasts a side zip fastenings finished with hook and eyes and press studs. The elegant cut is accented by double inverted pleats that begin from either side of the front of waist, completing the cut of the skirt in an iconic silhouette.
This suit is not lined
Measurements of the Jacket
Shoulder to Shoulder: 15 inches
Armpit to Armpit: up to 38 inches
Shoulder to Hem : 22.5 inches
Waist: up to 30 inches
Shoulder to end of sleeve: 21 inches ( with turned up cuff) 22.5 inched with cuff turned down
Fastenings: 1 button, 4 concealed plastic press studs( we believe these may have been added at some point)
Measurements Of The Skirt
Waist: 27 inches
Waist to Hem: 27.5 inches
Hips: up to 38 inches
Fastenings: 6.5 inch metal zip, two press studs and two hook and eyes
Size: UK 10 US 6
Condition: This suit is in near perfect vintage condition. The Jacket: Very light and small pin holes along the left hand side armpit. Very light colour fading along the shoulder line. A very small darn along the back left hand side of the jacket just next to the side seam. Light wear to the silk covered button.
The skirt has a very small darn to the front central panel of the skirt just above the hemline. Light thread lifting along the waistband, we believe this may have been moved up slightly. A few very light pinholes to the back of the skirt, light thinning of the silk. A very light age mark to the front right hand side of the skirt, this is concealed within the drape of the silk . A small darn within the first right hand side pleat.
These minor issues are in no way apparent when the suit is being worn, and only noticeable under very close inspection.
Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned
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.