Iconic 1950s 50s Vintage Lilli Ann Silk Shot Worsted Wool Peplum Suit
This fabulous suit was made in the early 1950s from a silk shot worsted wool in a beautiful shade of pink with a hint of taupe. The fabric is absolutely divine, it has an iridescent shine to it that gives the suit an expensive glow. The suit is cut in the iconic Lilli Ann silhouette with padded shoulders and a super strong weighted peplum creating that classic hourglass shape. The sharp collar leads to a single row of nine fabric covered buttons, which fasten the blazer and the sleeves are finished with turn up cuffs. Inside, the suit is lined in coral pink crepe and has a maker’s label for Lilli Ann as well as the Fabrics of France tag. The matching skirt is half lined and fastens with an original metal side zipper and a button closure above. The tailoring of this piece is just immaculate, enhancing the wearer’s shape in all the right places.
Shoulders: 14 1/2” seam to seam
Waist: tight 23” but button can be moved 2”
Hips: 34” (further 4” seam allowance)
Length: 29 1/2” plus 1” hem
The suit is in very good condition, however there are some professional darns which blend well into fabric and a few marks as pictured. There are also a few tiny pinholes in the skirt which did not show up in pictures due to the fabric texture but can be seen when held against the light.