Original 1940s 40s Vintage Green Blue Red Plaid Wool Skirt Suit By Billy Lewis
This wonderful skirt suit was made from a good quality wool plaid with a green background highlighted with blue and red lines. The unpadded jacket provides a slightly softer silhouette than we would normally associate with the 1940s hinting that this piece dates to the latter end of the decade. The lower placement of the buttons and the large lapels with tiny notches produce an informal more feminine look. These less angular design features suggest an influence from Dior’s New Look collection. A short line of three buttons extend down the waist and open to a notched front at the jacket hem. At the waist, there are a pair of shallow functional pockets and the sleeves end in a turn up cuffs. The high waisted skirt ends below the knee and is fastened using an original metal side zipper with hooks and eyes above. Inside, the jacket is lined in black crepe and has a National Recovery Board label as well as a maker’s label for Billy Lewis Ohio.
Shoulders: 15” seam to seam
Length: 30 3/4” plus 1 1/4” hem
The suit is in very good condition with only a well concealed darned hole as pictured.