Exceptional Original 1940s Vintage Butter Cream Blazer With Pin Tuck Peplum In Lilli Ann Style
This incredible blazer was made from butter cream coloured gabardine in the 1940s. It was cut in the classic hourglass silhouette of the period with padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The small shawl collar leads to a single row of five fabric covered buttons that fasten the jacket. The stunning peplum highlights the fitted waist and has been intersected with sculptural pin tuck panels giving it wonderful shape and movement. The design and tailoring of this piece give us strong Lilli Ann vibes and the quality is superb. Inside, the blazer is lined in creme crepe but does remarkably not have any maker’s labels.
Shoulders: 15 1/2” seam to seam
The jacket is in good condition with a few external marks, a small repair and some discolouration to the inside as pictured. One of the buttons is a little loose and would benefit from reinforcement.
This garment is available to purchase with or without dress shields. These clever little contraptions have been made by our seamstress to an original 1940s pattern and can be simply attached to your garment by tack stitching at the corners of the underarm seam, pinning (we wouldn’t recommend that, it hurts if it goes wrong, so if you try this, it is at your own risk only) or inserting tiny poppers. They then stand ready to absorb any sweat and body odours as needed and you can simply detach and launder them instead of your garment, saving you a fortune in dry cleaning bills.
They are equally suitable for suits, blazers and dresses and come in pure white cotton.
They are universally sized and super easy to use even for a sewing novice as only a couple of tiny stitches are required at each side to secure them.
We sell Dress Shields as a standalone item or at a discount if you purchase them with a garment. We will select the appropriate type to match the garment you have purchased.