Original Late 1940s 40s Early 1950s 50s Vintage Pastel Lilac Swing Suit
This fabulous suit was made from lavender coloured wool crepe in the late 1940s / early 1950s. It is cut in a versatile swing shape, with an open fronted jacket hanging loosely from lightly padded shoulders. The large wrap collar merges into long lapels, which run down to the hem of the jacket and there are functional slit pockets at the waist. Inside, the jacket is lined in purple crepe and has a maker’s label for Marcé. The matching skirt is cut in a slight A line shape and fastens with a metal side zipper and button closure above.
Bust: 39” edges meeting
Shoulders: 14” seam to seam
Length: 25 1/2” plus 1 1/2” hem
The suit is in good condition with only a few very faint marks and some discolouration inside the collar as pictured. There are also two small pinholes and some staining to the jacket lining.
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.