Original Late 1940s 40s Vintage White Linen With Silk Fleck Summer Skirt Suit With Blue Embellishments
This gorgeous skirt suit was made from a white silk flecked linen in the late 1940s. The suit comes in a lovely light summer weight, ideal for wearing on balmy days. It is cut in the classic 1940s hourglass silhouette with padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The small rounded collar marks the beginning of a row of four fabric covered buttons with navy blue centres. This navy blue detailing is mirrored in the decorative navy circular embellishments at the wearer’s left bust and right hip. These embellishments are further adorned with a fabric tab and matching fabric covered buttons. Inside, the jacket is unlined and without maker’s labels but has wonderful bound seams which clearly denote the quality of the craftsmanship. The skirt is cut in an a-line silhouette and closes with a metal side zipper and button above.
Shoulders: 15” seam to seam
Waist: tight 25”
Length: 28” plus 1” hem
The suit us in fair condition with a number of areas of faint yellowing, some darns as well as a couple of small mark. It could be worn as is but would benefit from a good soak.