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Vintage 1940s Skirt Suit Wool Gabardine Dark Raspberry Sz M


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

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This is a vintage 1940s skirt suit made of wool gabardine in an attractive colour that I would call dark raspberry.  The jacket of this 1940s skirt suit has padded, squared shoulders typical of the 1940s, with a squared collar and a four button closure.  It has a longer silhouette with an accented waistline.  The sleeves are made in a full length.  There is a large semi-circular pocket at either lower side.  The skirt has a lower-calf length, has tucks below the waistline, which gives the skirt its form, a pleat down the centre and does up with a metal zipper and button at the side.  The jacket to this 1940s skirt suit is fully lined and the skirt is unlined. 

Label: none

Sizing: No size is indicated on this 1940s skirt suit, and although this should fit a medium size, please note the following measurements, taken from the outside, and taking the style of the suit into account:


Shoulders: 15 1/2” across seam-to-seam

Sleeves: 23 1/2” from shoulder seam

Sleeve Inseam: 17” long

Bust: 36” around, taken under the arms

Waist: 30” around

Overall length: 26 1/2”


Waist: 26” inside dimension

Hips: 38” around, meant to hang loosely

Overall length: 29"

Condition:  This 1940s skirt suit is in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tear, stains or odours, but there is a bit of slight shininess to the fabric, nothing very obvious.  Also, there are some marks caused by a skirt grip hanger.  Finally, there is a tiny speck of, I think, paint on the lower skirt (see last close-up photo).  I haven’t tried to remove this, but it should come out with the right treatment - very minor in any case.  Otherwise, this 1940s skirt suit looks to have been well cared for and stored over the years.

This is a wonderful 1940s skirt suit - attractive colour and flattering style!