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Vintage 1940s Rayon Suit - FAB Black Sculpted Princess Suit w Tartan Trim + "Chain" Buttons As-Is Size S - M

Regular price $88.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $88.00 USD
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•Highlights: mildly wounded and priced as such, with flattering princess seams, amazing black "chain" motif celluloid buttons, and the surprise of plaid taffeta trimming its perf A-line flirty skirt.

•Fabric(s): textured, slubbed rayon (or blend?), acetate taffeta

•Lined: no

•Closures: buttons, side metal zipper

•Designer/Labels: no

Any accessories or belts shown in photos are prop pieces and not included unless mentioned.


About a modern size S to M; please allow room for enough movement and ease to get the kind of fit you like

Bust of jacket to about 39"/40"

Waist of jacket about 31"

Length of jacket, shoulder to hem about 22"

Shoulders seam to seam about 15 1/2"

Sleeves about 19"

Armhole circumference about 19"

Waist of skirt about 27"/taut 28" 

Hips to about 45"

Length of skirt about 30 1/2" and has plaid tartan hem of about 2"


Good vintage shape, presenting well, with some signs of her age factored into pricing. Cleaned and sturdy. 75+ years old. 

Overall good, but in some lights you can see hints of a diffuse reddish age fade to the black color...not all of the jacket and skirt, just areas within each piece. Could be dyed black again, but you'd need to remove the tartan trim and set that aside during the process. You can't see this effect in indoor light or evening light, just in bright, direct daylight or studio lighting.

There's also a small puncture in the fabric near armhole seam. Does not affect wear. A great piece for evenings or eating out, bar crawls or theater events, for photos...get the noir look without the big price tag of "perfect" condition suit!


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