Original 1940s 40s Vintage Femme Fatale Black Velvet Skirt Suit With Peplum
This gorgeous suit was made in the late 1940s from sumptuous black velvet. It has super strong Femme Fatale vibes with an emphasised hourglass silhouette created through the use of padded shoulders, a tightly nipped waist and a fabulous large pleated peplum. The peplum has been lined with black taffeta to give it stiffness and emphasise the strong shape. The back of the small collar has an interesting ruffled effect and huge turn up cuffs finish off the three quarter length sleeves. The jacket fastens with four large diamanté centred buttons at the front and is unlined inside, bearing the maker’s label for Janet Frocks. The matching skirt fastens with a metal side zipper and hook closure above.
Waist: 28” plus 2” spare fabric that was taken in
The suit is in good condition, however there is an untidy repair or alteration to the skirt waistband as well as a little fray near the zipper as pictured. The bottommost button has lost its diamanté centre but if you would like us to, we can replace all four buttons with period correct replacements.