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Vintage 1940s Lipstick Red Tailored Gabardine Double Collar Wool Princess Suit Jacket + Skirt As-Is Size M

Regular price $231.00 AUD
Regular price Sale price $231.00 AUD
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•Highlights: high quality; double-collar; heavily padded shoulders; princess seams; self buttons; besom buttonholes; double-layered deco hip details; this beauty is a little wounded and is priced as-is, so please examine photos and condition report, but this suit is too beautiful!

•Colors: deep true red

•Fabric(s): a fine wool gabardine, crepe lining

•Lined: jacket fully lined

•Closures: buttons, apple juice skirt waist button + side metal zipper

•Designer/Labels: none found, but well-made


About a modern size M

Please allow room for fit and ease and any clothing layered under it.

Bust (underarm area measured flat on exterior, then doubled) about 39"

Waist of jacket about 31"

Length of jacket about 25"

Shoulder span about 16 1/8"

Sleeves about 24 1/8"

Skirt waist about 27"/tight 28" and has an extra 1 1/2" on the button tab to fudge slightly larger

Skirt hips about 40"

Skirt length about 32 1/2" and has 1 3/4" hem


Jacket is in very good vintage shape while the matching skirt is wearable but as-is. Clean, vibrant, and 70+ years old.

To note: jacket has the slight pulling to a few seams as shown, and has two tiny pinpricks low on the rear waist that are invisible when worn and do not go through to skin.

Skirt has picked up about six little holes and a couple pinpricks low down -- the highest three holes are 9 1/2" from the hem and the remainder are at the hem, so could be removed by hemming this extra-long skirt. You could also wear a red half slip and the blemishes would be nearly invisible, or just rock her as she is! 

See photos -- still a banger of a suit and is priced much lower than pristine would command.


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