The perfect warm-weather suit; especially if you happen to be going on Safari, sailing up the Nile, or any other sort of adventure that involves the ability to look elegant and cool, despite the heat. Two piece jacket and skirt suit made out of what I believe is a linen blend: possibly a small percentage of silk or rayon to soften the linen. It is very soft, supple and lightweight, but with enough texture to it to hold it's shape. The single breasted jacket has a scalloped lapel, which lends a more feminine look to it. 5 button closure. Two deep patch pockets with matching scallop design on hips. Cuffed short sleeves. Nips in at the waist and flares slightly at the hips. The straight skirt has a finished waistband with four darts, a 7" metal Serval zipper on the left hip with a button tab closure. It has a boxed kick pleat in the center of the back at the hem for ease. It has a 4" hem, which could be let down if needed. The suit is unlined. There are no labels of any kind on this suit. Overall it is in excellent condition, especially for it's age and color. On the jacket there is a small worn spot just below the top button hole, a tiny fray on the right side of the collar, and a tiny worn spot right of center at the hip (see photos - I played with contrast for clarity) - I have reinforced the worn spots with bonding tape. The skirt has few barely visible tiny water marks, so faint I couldn't even photograph them. Taking these minor issues into account with pricing. It presents beautifully. Freshly laundered, pressed & ready to wear. Channel your Out of Africa, Death on the Nile or The English Patient look with this authentic vintage 1940's gem of a suit.
Jacket: Bust 32" / Waist 25.5" / Hips 34" / Back 15" / Length 23.5"
Skirt: Waist 25" / Hips 36" / Length 26.5" + 4" hem
Photo Credit: Wenda Parkinson, 1951, British Vogue
Photo Credit: April, 1948, Vogue
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