Original 1940s 40s Vintage Velvet Femme Fatale Suit With Check Accents
This gorgeous suit was made in the 1940s from a sumptuous black velvet. The blazer is cut in the classic hourglass silhouette with padded shoulders and a nipped waist accentuated with a slight peplum. The jacket fastens with four beautifully carved black glass buttons in a double breasted configuration. The large, sharp collar was created from a contrasting black and white check faille fabric. The same fabric has also been utilised for the large turn up cuffs and the skirt, giving an interesting contrast to the piece. Inside, the jacket is unlined with the check fabric continuing on the underside of the plackets and has a maker’s label for Ed-Mar Original. The matching skirt fastens with an original metal side zipper and a hook and eye closure above.
Shoulders: 15” seam to seam
Length: 30 1/2” plus 1 1/4” hem
The suit is in very good condition with only a reinforcing stitch needed on one of the turn up cuffs as pictured.