Original 1940s 40s Vintage Navy Ultra Violet Gabardine Wrap Skirt Suit
This stunning suit was made in the 1940s from gabardine in a wonderful shade of dark navy meets ultraviolet. The padded shoulders and shape defining nipped waist help to give this garment the classic hourglass shape so typical of the 1940s. The collarless v-neckline is decorated with a double pleat which extends down to diamanté button at the left of the waist and exaggerates the wrap over style of the jacket. The same double pleat feature also adorns the openings of the functional slit waist pockets. The jacket also boasts a fabulous fold up wing cuff. Inside, the garment is lined in crepe with a maker’s label for Briefs of Brevity.
Shoulders: 14 3/4” seam to seam
Length: 27 1/2” plus 4”hem
The exterior of the suit is in very good condition, however there is some underarm wear and staining to the inside lining of the jacket 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 two different options:
1. Pure cream cotton for your heavier weight dresses, blazers and suits
2. White cotton muslin for lightweight summer dresses (so they don’t show through the fabric)
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.