Original 1940s 40s Vintage New Look Style Sandy Cotton Suit With Wave Soutache Bodice Decoration
This wonderful skirt suit was made from a lightweight sand coloured silk cotton mix in the 1940s. The suit combines strong overhung padded shoulders with a nipped waist to create that highly desirable hourglass silhouette. This silhouette is further highlighted by the pleated peplum and wide sleeves. The rounded collar leads down to a single row of buttons running down the bodice. The bodice is extensively decorated with white wave soutache, which contrasts beautifully against the sandy background. The skirt is cut in a flared A line so typical of the late 1940s New Look style. Inside, the suit is unlined and has a makers label for Bea Young Junior.
Shoulders: 15 1/4” seam to seam
The suit is in good condition, however there are some marks to the skirt and the edge of the soutache near the arm seam. The top button on the skirt is broken but is still usable and there is a small hole to the shoulder as pictured.