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Vintage 1940s Wool Crepe Suit Black 1950s Fall Fashions

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This fantastic lightweight fine black wool tweed suit was brought to me in a giant bag filled with mostly cotton dresses made by one woman in the 1940s and 50s. She also made this well tailored suit. Details include:

-Asymmetrical faux double breasted front
-Self covered buttons
-Notched and cuffed sleeves
-Heavily darted waistline
-Vented back seam with sewn in weights
-Lined in black satin entirely hand-stitched into the jacket as well as the sleeve lining

-A line shape with inverted back pleat
-Waistband lined with grosgrain ribbon
-Metal side zipper with three hook and eyes at waist
-Unlined skirt
-Pinked seams

Photos have been lightened to show details. Suit is pitch black.


I do not pin clothing on models, but prefer instead to show you my garments on people they actually fit. Kristen's measurements at the time of this photo shoot were 35.5"-27"-42" and she stands 5'11" tall.


-Bust: Up to 40"
-Waist: Up to 30"
-Hip: Up to 42"
-Sleeve Length: 25" Can be cuffed up to 3"
-Shoulder to Waist: 16.5"
-Shoulder to Shoulder: 16.5"
-Length: 22.5"


-Waist: 28"
-Hip: 42"
-Length: 30.5" + 2.5" hem
-Skirt Sweep: 64" (in keeping with the WWII era L-85 restrictions of hems having no more than a 72" sweep)


Very Good to Excellent condition rating a 9 out of 10. There is some wear at the back of the neck INSIDE the suit. Not visible while wearing. Ready to wear.

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Vintage 1940s Wool Crepe Suit Black 1950s Fall Fashions


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
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