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"Rhinestones & Pearls" Vintage 1940's Cream Ruched Rhinestone & Pearl Lilli Ann Skirt Suit UK 8


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"Rhinestones & Pearls" Vintage 1940's Cream Ruched Rhinestone & Pearl Lilli Ann Skirt Suit UK 8

A rare piece to behold and never again find. This 1940's cream ruched Lilli Ann skirt suit, in a classic silhouette, is perfect for work or play.

Her mandarin collar is framed by shoulder pads and full length sleeves with turned up pointed cuffs. Her embellished yokes feature scattered silver rhinestones, pearl droplets and beads, setting off the large pearlised button fastenings. Her front ruched bodice cinches in along the waistline, and accents the longline cut of the jacket.
The tailored skirt features a simple waistband and straight cut, creating an iconic silhouette as is sits below the jacket.
The skirt and jacket are fully lined in silk

Label: Lilli Ann San Francisco, import fabric of France

Measurements of the Jacket

Shoulder to Shoulder: 15 inches

Armpit to Armpit: up to 34 inches

Shoulder to Hem : 26 inches

Waist: up to 26 inches

Shoulder to end of sleeve: 24 inches

Fastenings: 6 buttons, and 5 hook and loops

Measurements Of The Skirt

Waist: up to 26 inches

Waist to Hem: 30 inches

Hips: up to 36 inches

Fastenings: 7 inch metal zip, a button fastening

Size: Small UK 8

Condition: This suit is in near perfect vintage condition
Condition of the skirt: a few very light areas of wear to the knit near the bottom part of the skirt where the fabric was worn thin. The lining of the skirt conceals these with the backing, when it is worn.

Jacket: A small moth hole to the front right hand side hemline of the jacket. There is some wear to the pearlised buttons, where the pearlised paint has worn off over time and exposed a clear button. 2 pearlised droplet beads are missing from the embellished area, and there are a few small impression marks under certain droplets where the pearlised paint has worn slightly to the fabric. These minor issues are in no way visible when the jacket is being worn

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 knit, silk lined, knit, rhinestones, beads

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.