Exceptional Original 1940s Vintage Vibrant Oriental Print Lounge Pant Suit
This exquisite lounge suit was made in the 1940s from black rayon with a beautifully vibrant floral print in shades of red, green, yellow, purple and white. The long sleeve top features Asian style frog closures that fasten the asymmetrical bodice with poppers below and the waist has been perfectly tailored to nip in for that classic fitted silhouette. A belt or tie could be added as belt loops are still present. The peaked and padded shoulders really show off the shape of the piece and the collar, placket and cuffs have been finished off with red piped edges. The longer length of the jacket adds to the leisurely lounging feel of the piece and inside, it is unlined with a maker’s label for Diana Dean. The matching trousers have a tightly fitting waist and a loose flowing cut below and fasten with hooks and poppers on the side.
Shoulders: 14 1/4” seam to seam
Rise: 17 1/2”
Inside Leg: 28 1/2”
Outside Leg: 43” plus 1 1/2” hem
The pant suit is in very good condition with only couple of small frays as pictured and a missing half of a popper at the bust. The original belt is no longer present.
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.