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Vintage 50s Wool and Silk Tweed Ladies Skirt Suit by Forstmann Size  M


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

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This is a vintage ladies skirt suit dating to the 1950s and made of a quality tweed wool and silk blend.  The tweed is woven with brown and white threads, which give it a lighter brown appearance.  The jacket is made in a shorter length with high set rounded shawl lapels.  It closes with five covered buttons and has a faux pocket at either upper side, near the lapel, and a small pocket at either lower side.  The jacket is fitted at the waist, but flares out at the bottom.  It is fully lined in satin rayon fabric and has a matching belt that cinches the waist.  The back of the jacket has a small pleat at either side of the centre seam, which aids in defining the waist, and a decorative belt and button at the back neckline.  The skirt is made in a below the knee length and does up with a metal zipper and button at the side.  It has a pleated flounce applied diagonally to the bottom of the skirt.  The skirt is also lined in a satin fabric.

Label: Forstmann 85% Virgin Wool / 15% Pure Silk

Retailer label:  Kate Newman Gowns Montreal Que

Sizing: No size is indicated, but this should fit a medium size.   Please note the following measurements for fit, taking the thickness of the wool into account (please measure your body, whose measurements should be slightly smaller than those provided, or measure another suit similar to this one that you might have):


Shoulders: 17” across seam-to-seam

Sleeves: 23” from shoulder seam

Sleeve Inseam: 17 1/2” long

Bust: 38” around, taken under the arms

Waist: 32”, but not meant to be fitted

Overall length: 25”


Waist: 28”

Hips: 37” around

Overall length: 21“

Condition: The suit is in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tear, stains or odours.  It looks like this suit was very well cared for and stored over the years. 

This is a great looking tweed suit - wonderful 50s styling with nice quality fabric!