1940s Paprika Red Crepe Paula Dean Suit - The Most AMAZING You'll See - Painted Art Deco Syroco Wood Flower Accents Size M
•Highlights: okay, so, I'm mainly going to let the photos tell the tale because I really could go on for DAYS about this babe; shoulder pads; sun ray shoulder pleats with two eye-grabbing 1 3/4" painted flower ornaments made of either Syroco Wood or some similar early resin/plastic; jacket has POCKETS; A-line skirt; wear together or apart!
•Colors: paprika red
•Closures: buttons w besom buttonholes, hooks, side metal zipper
•Designer/Labels: Paula Dean Originals
About a modern size M; please remember to add room for ease and the kind of fit your prefer
Bust (underarm area measured flat on exterior, then doubled) about 38"/taut 42"
Waist of jacket about 28"/taut 30"
Length of jacket about 22 1/2"
Shoulder span about 16"
Sleeves about 17"/bracelet
Skirt waist about 27"/taut 28" and has about 3 1/4" extra room on tab to play around with and fudge slightly larger
Skirt hips about 39"/taut 42"
Skirt length about 30 1/4" and has 1 1/2" hem
Very good vintage shape with minor cosmetic imperfections. Cleaned. 70+ years old.
To note: some subtle flaws for which I knocked $100 or so off the price. Perfect for those of us tolerant of these kinds of things who crave top shelf style.
Faint tide mark on the peplum that didn't fully lift with cleaning. Skirt has a small area of faint marks by front/side hem. A similar faint splash mark on the back of skirt.
Subtle age fade at rear collar and shoulder line, as found on the majority of red items from this era -- not bad or detracting, just try to point out everything I see. Look over photos and see what you think!
Extra notes: I removed the ornaments for cleaning and then securely reattached them; I recommend doing this to protect them from harm. Middle cloth button is different from the other two but is identical fabric so I think it was a stylistic accent.
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