Original 1940s 40s Vintage Sand Coloured Silk New Look Skirt Suit With Lace Trim
This wonderful skirt suit was made from a lightweight sand coloured silk in the late 1940s. The suit takes strong inspiration from Dior’s New Look design with a full below knee length skirt combined with rounded shoulders and a cinched waist. The use of a rounded shawl collar also nods to Dior’s style and marks the beginning of a line of fabric covered buttons that extend down to the waist. A white openwork lace trim is used to highlight the bottom of the sleeves, jacket and skirt. The skirt is fastened using a metal zipper with two metal hooks and eyes above it and uses built in underskirting to add volume. Inside, the jacket is unlined and has a maker’s label for K. Rita of Berkeley Square.
Shoulders: 15 1/4” seam to seam
Waist: Tight 24”
The skirt suit is in good condition, however there is some minor snags and staining as pictured and some yellowing around the white shawl collar, which appears to be removable for laundering.