Original 1940s 40s Vintage Red Fallie Skirt Suit With Long Line Jacket By Lil Alice
This fabulous skirt suit was made from red faille in the 1940s. The suit was cut in a classic hourglass silhouette featuring padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The nipped waist is further emphasised by the fabulous panelled construction and the huge peplum on the unusual longer length jacket. The high collarless neckline marks the beginning of a line of eight fabric covered buttons which run down to the waist. The three quarter length sleeves are perfect for wearing gloves and finish off the jacket in style. Inside, the jacket is partially lined at the peplum, features detachable shoulder pads and the cutest maker’s label for Lil Alice. The skirt is straight cut in a classic 1940s shape and closes with an original metal side zipper and button above.
Waist: 25” with 1” room to move button out
Length: 28 1/2” plus 2 1/2” hem
The suit is in very good condition with only a few very light marks to the skirt 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.