Stunning Original 1940s Vintage Dove Grey Triple Peplum Skirt Suit
This stunning suit was made in the 1940s from dove grey gabardine. It was cut in the classic hourglass silhouette of the period with strong padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The small stand up collar leads to a single row of three exquisite black metal buttons with silver veining. The nipped waist is accentuated by the gorgeous sculptural three tiered peplum. Inside, the blazer is lined in rich shiny satin. The matching skirt was cut in a gentle A line and fastens with a side zipper and button closure above.
Shoulders: 16” seam to seam
Length: 26 1/2”
The suit is in good condition with a few small external marks and some discolouration to the lining as pictured. The skirt zipper is a modern replacement.
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 pure white cotton.
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.