RESERVED FOR SENDI - PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE - Stunning Original 1940s Vintage Milk Chocolate Brown Cropped Suit With Button Details
This fabulous suit was made from milk chocolate brown gabardine in the late 1940s. It features an unusual cropped cut blazer with strong padded shoulders. The sharp dagger collar highlights the strong shoulder line and the blazer fastens with a single fabric covered button at the neck. Three matching buttons add a decorative element to each side of the bust and the rounded off hem allows for a peak of the blouse below and highlights the wearer’s waist. Inside, the blazer is unlined and has a maker’s label for Togs and Rigs, who were well known for the cropped suits at the time. The matching skirt has also been adorned with fabric covered buttons on each side and fastens with an original metal side zipper and hook and button closure above.
Shoulders: 15” seam to seam
Length: 15 1/2”
Length: 29 1/2” plus 2 1/2” hem
The suit is in very good condition with only two minuscule flaws as pictured.
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.