Super Vibrant Original 1940s Vintage Emerald Green Swing Suit
This stunning suit was made in the late 1940s from vibrant emerald green wool gabardine. It was cut in the classic swing shape of the period with strong padded shoulders and a loose voluminous fit below. The notched lapel collar extends to a feature detail at the back and three gold coloured buttons fasten the jacket at the front. Matching buttons adorn the scalloped statement pockets and notched turn up cuffs finish the sleeves beautifully. The back of the jacket features a large inverted pleat for extra movement and inside the blazer is lined in satin and has a maker’s label for Mar-Del Modes. The matching skirt was cut in a gentle A line and fastens with an original metal zipper and hook closure above.
Shoulders: 15” seam to seam
Waist: 25” plus 1 1/2” to move hook
Length: 27” plus 1 1/2” hem
The suit is fair condition with a number of marks, darns and wear to the lining 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 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.