Vintage 1950s Skirt Suit Eggplant Plum Wool Holt Renfrew M


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

This is a vintage early 1950s skirt suit made in an attractive plum or eggplant colour.  The jacket to this 1950s skirt suit has a rounded “peter pan” style collar, long sleeves with turned cuffs, a six button closure and has an interesting rounded detail below the collar as well as circular pockets below that detail.  The buttons are metal, each studded with a rhinestone in its centre.  The jacket is cut with an accented waist and has a longer silhouette.  The skirt to this 1950s skirt suit has a pleated front - the pleated panel wraps around the front and snaps at the back side so that the wearer is not sitting on pleats (see photo of back of skirt).  The skirt is made in a mid-calf length.  The jacket is fully lined and the skirt is unlined.  

Fabric label:  None, but this 1950s skirt suit is made of a wool faille 

Label: Holt Renfrew.  Holt Renfrew is a Canadian boutique concept department store that specializes in luxury brand fashion and high quality private label fashion. After WWII Holt Renfrew became a major importer of European fashion, especially Paris fashion, because European markets were devastated due to the war.

Sizing: No size is indicated on this 1950s skirt suit, and although this 1950s skirt suit should fit a medium  size, please rely on the following measurements for fit:


Shoulders: 17” across seam-to-seam

Sleeves: 23” from shoulder seam

Sleeve Inseam: 16” long

Bust: 38” around, taken under the arms

Waist: 28”

Hips:  38”

Length:  25”


Waist: 25” - could be 26 1/2” by moving the button

Hips: 38” around

Overall length: 32"

Condition: This 1950s skirt suit is in clean condition with no pronounced wear, tear, stains or odours.  The only issue is that the pleated panel was held in place at the right back by a stitch and that has come loose.  

This is a nice quality vintage 1950s skirt suit - lovely colour and style!