Gorgeous Original 1940s Volup Vintage Navy Blue Skirt Suit
This stunning suit was made in the 1940s from deep navy blue wool gabardine. It was cut in the classic hourglass silhouette of the period with padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The notched lapel collar leads to a single row of four buttons that fasten the blazer and the beautifully tailored overhang shoulders highlight the strong lines. Gorgeous cross arrow detailing adorns the pockets at the hip. Inside, the blazer is lined in navy crepe and has a maker’s label for Asman of New York. The matching skirt was cut in a flattering A line and fastens with an original metal side zipper and button closure above.
Waist: 38” (tight 39”)
Shoulders: 17 3/4” seam to seam
Waist: 34” plus 1 1/2” room to move the button
Hips: 45” plus 3-4” seam allowance
Length: 32” plus 1 1/2” hem
The suit is in very good condition with only a few minor flaws as pictured.
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.