Original Late 1940s 40s Vintage Grey New Look suit by Nancy Wheeling
This gorgeous suit was made from a lightweight wool silk blend in the late 1940s. It is cut in the classic New Look style with padded shoulders, a nipped waist and a large flared skirt. The short blazer features a small rounded collar and fastens with six fabric covered buttons. Decorative fabric triangles are adorned with diamanté embellishments and emphasise the finely tailored seam work of the jacket. Inside, the blazer is lined in rayon and has a maker’s label for Nancy Wheeling Sportswear. The matching skirt features classic New Look styling with its longer length and large flared design. Mock tiering adds a lovely detail and the skirt fastens with an original metal side zipper and double button fastening above.
Shoulders: 15” seam to seam
The suit is in good condition with a few faint marks and some seam strain as pictured. The jacket hem would benefit from professional pressing to flatten it.