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Vintage 1940s Wool Princess Suit - EXCEPTIONAL Soft Sea Foam Green Lilli Ann Style Asymmetrical Sculpted Jacket + Skirt w Massive Lucite Buckle Size M to L

Regular price $348.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $348.00 USD
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♛Details

•Highlights: top designer quality and high style; heavily padded shoulders; princess seams; huge Lucite buckle; beautifully-lined jacket; cool dagger/stabby seaming front and rear; A-line skirt w front slit; color was a difficult to capture but it's a soft, minty sage or sea foam green, a hue that looks warmer in sunlight and cooler in overcast conditions...in person it is a near match to the third photo I found of yarn 

Note: the designer label is missing, but this looks and feels a lot like some coveted and harder-to-find asymmetrical/side-swept styles Lilli Ann was doing in the same era (mid-40s), using materials matching what was used by Lilli Ann, including the Lucite buckle. Lilli Ann did chonky Lucite closures and embellishments of many kinds, including buckles...so this suit is possibly a L.A. missing the rear label at rear neck. I couldn't find an exactly matching LA suit in my search, but I found close ones (see ads). Either way, she certainly has the look, and is priced a fraction of what a labeled piece would cost.

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•Fabric(s): crepe wool, sharkskin lining

•Lined: fully

•Closures: buttons, side metal zipper

•Designer/Labels: only the old National Coat & Suit Industry Recovery Board tag in the inside seam

♛Measurements

About a modern size M, possibly a small L could fit it if you like the busty, snug look

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

Bust (underarm area measured flat on exterior, then doubled) to about 36" slack, 40" pulled more taut

Waist of jacket about 28" slack, 31" taut

Length of jacket about 24"

Shoulder span - no seams

Sleeves about 24"

Skirt waist about 28"/taut 29" and has an extra 1" on the button tab to help fudge slightly larger

Skirt hips about 40"/tight 44"

Skirt length about 28" 

♛Condition

Very good vintage shape, presenting beautifully. Cleaned and is 75+ years old.

To note: two tiny pinholes and a grain of sand-sized abrasion/hole on a sleeve; back of same sleeve has a tiny scuff. See photos. Lining has a small, faint mark down at its rear hem, minor and is invisible from exterior.

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All items purchased during our sale ship Feb 5th, 2024. We do not have access to inventory before then, and the sale discounts are to thank you for your patience.

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