1940s tailored ladies suit with peplum Size Small W27" by Bourne & Hollingsworth grey wool jacket a-line skirt

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1940s tailored ladies suit with peplum Size Small W27" by Bourne & Hollingsworth grey wool jacket a-line skirt

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£120.00

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Free delivery to United Kingdom
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Item details

Vintage from the 1940s

Material

fine wool

Size

S US women's letter

Late 1940s ladies suit by Bourne & Hollingsworth in fine grey wool.

* A superb example of a tailored ladies suit, with nipped-waist and a-line skirt.
* The pleated back on the jacket peplum is continued in the pleats in the back of the skirt.
* Notched collar with curved detail, which matches the curves on the turn back cuffs.
* Slanted bound jacket pockets (functional lower pockets, decorative non-opening chest 'pockets')
* Salmon coloured jacket lining, probably rayon, and unlined skirt.
* Side metal zip on skirt, with hook-and-eye inner waistband.
* Bourne & Hollingsworth were a high-end London department store.
* Lightweight fine wool

MEASUREMENTS

Skirt:
Waist 27"
Hips free (up to 41")
Length 32"

Jacket:
Bust 37"
Waist 30"
Shoulder to shoulder 16"
Sleeve length 25"
Length back of neck to hem 28"

Aproximate modern size: Small UK 10 US 8

See our policies for how I measure and fitting advice.

Condition: VERY GOOD. It has a number of stains all of which are very small and/or very faint, and a one tiny hole. See last four photos. Full details, in the same order as photos:
1) small brown mark on left front of jacket
2) fainter marks to right front of jacket near hem
3) small brown mark on one cuff
4) small hole on skirt front near waistband (covered by jacket when worn)
5) small brown mark on skirt front about half way down
6) fainter marks to front of skirt near hem
7) faint brown mark to back of skirt, covered by peplum
8) small brown mark to back of skirt near hem.
Late 1940s ladies suit by Bourne & Hollingsworth in fine grey wool.

* A superb example of a tailored ladies suit, with nipped-waist and a-line skirt.
* The pleated back on the jacket peplum is continued in the pleats in the back of the skirt.
* Notched collar with curved detail, which matches the curves on the turn back cuffs.
* Slanted bound jacket pockets (functional lower pockets, decorative non-opening chest 'pockets')
* Salmon coloured jacket lining, probably rayon, and unlined skirt.
* Side metal zip on skirt, with hook-and-eye inner waistband.
* Bourne & Hollingsworth were a high-end London department store.
* Lightweight fine wool

MEASUREMENTS

Skirt:
Waist 27"
Hips free (up to 41")
Length 32"

Jacket:
Bust 37"
Waist 30"
Shoulder to shoulder 16"
Sleeve length 25"
Length back of neck to hem 28"

Aproximate modern size: Small UK 10 US 8

See our policies for how I measure and fitting advice.

Condition: VERY GOOD. It has a number of stains all of which are very small and/or very faint, and a one tiny hole. See last four photos. Full details, in the same order as photos:
1) small brown mark on left front of jacket
2) fainter marks to right front of jacket near hem
3) small brown mark on one cuff
4) small hole on skirt front near waistband (covered by jacket when worn)
5) small brown mark on skirt front about half way down
6) fainter marks to front of skirt near hem
7) faint brown mark to back of skirt, covered by peplum
8) small brown mark to back of skirt near hem.

Delivery & returns

Estimated delivery: May 29 - Jun 1
From United Kingdom
Free delivery to United Kingdom
Returns and exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy

Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Send items back within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

We accept returns! We do ask that you please read the listing carefully and ask any questions before buying, and check measurements for fit. If you need to return something:

1) Please contact me first.

2) Everything must be returned in it's original condition. Clothing will have hang tags attached, removal of these or any sign of use (including smoke or perfume smells) will terminate this refund policy.

3) You must pay for postage to return the item. If you are outside the EU, sorry, outward postage costs will not be refunded.

4) If returning from outside the UK, package must be clearly marked as RETURNED GOODS on the customs form. Otherwise any import charges I have to pay will be deducted from your refund.

5) I can't be responsible for returned items getting damaged or lost on their way back so please use tracked and insured postage.

Delivery policies

I send items within 3 days of payment, often sooner.

UK items are sent by Royal Mail or MyHermes. International items go by Royal Mail .

If you have a deadline, contact us before buying to make sure we can meet your needs.

Any customs charges or import duties are paid by the buyer, and are not covered in the shipping charge. Make sure you know your country's import charges. For packages outside the EU we attach a customs form stating the price you paid.

Payments

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Payment due immediately. Please note we are not VAT registered.

Additional policies

VINTAGE CONDITION GRADES

PRISTINE: As new, with absolutely no flaws or wear
EXCELLENT: Previously worn with no notable flaws
VERY GOOD: Previously worn with minimal noted flaws
GOOD: Visible wear, noted flaws, may need light repair
FAIR: Numerous noted flaws, may need repair, may not take repeated wear
POOR/CUTTER: Damaged beyond repair or wear, study piece only

CLOTHING: HOW WE MEASURE AND FITTING ADVICE

I give the garment's measurements, compare these with a similar garment that fits you well to check fit. Clothing needs to be bigger than you are, so allow at least an inch or two for ease of movement in addition to your body measurements, more for coats or loose fitting garments. Feel free to ask for advice.

Measurements are taken with the garment laid flat, and kept 'relaxed' not stretched.

Bust or Chest: underarm to underarm, doubled
Waist: across natural waist/narrowest point, doubled
Hips: measured side to side 8" below waist, doubled
Shoulders: from shoulder seam to opposite shoulder seam, at the top
Sleeve length: from shoulder seam to cuff
Raglan sleeve length: from back of neck to cuff
Sleeve inseam: from underarm to cuff
Bodice length: from back of neck, below any collar, to waist, or as specified
Overall length: from back of neck, below collar, to hem, or as specified

OTHER INFORMATION

Clothes: Larger sizes may be pinned back on the mannequin to show the shape. Full skirts may be shown over a full petticoat. Unless otherwise stated jewellery, belts and other accessories are not included.

Clothing will be either hand-washed or steam-cleaned to freshen when necessary.

We operate from smoke-free home with a cat - though we don't let him near the vintage! Vintage may have traces of odour or pet hair from their previous owners, though anything significant will be pointed out.

Please ask if you have any questions.
VINTAGE CONDITION GRADES

PRISTINE: As new, with absolutely no flaws or wear
EXCELLENT: Previously worn with no notable flaws
VERY GOOD: Previously worn with minimal noted flaws
GOOD: Visible wear, noted flaws, may need light repair
FAIR: Numerous noted flaws, may need repair, may not take repeated wear
POOR/CUTTER: Damaged beyond repair or wear, study piece only

CLOTHING: HOW WE MEASURE AND FITTING ADVICE

I give the garment's measurements, compare these with a similar garment that fits you well to check fit. Clothing needs to be bigger than you are, so allow at least an inch or two for ease of movement in addition to your body measurements, more for coats or loose fitting garments. Feel free to ask for advice.

Measurements are taken with the garment laid flat, and kept 'relaxed' not stretched.

Bust or Chest: underarm to underarm, doubled
Waist: across natural waist/narrowest point, doubled
Hips: measured side to side 8" below waist, doubled
Shoulders: from shoulder seam to opposite shoulder seam, at the top
Sleeve length: from shoulder seam to cuff
Raglan sleeve length: from back of neck to cuff
Sleeve inseam: from underarm to cuff
Bodice length: from back of neck, below any collar, to waist, or as specified
Overall length: from back of neck, below collar, to hem, or as specified

OTHER INFORMATION

Clothes: Larger sizes may be pinned back on the mannequin to show the shape. Full skirts may be shown over a full petticoat. Unless otherwise stated jewellery, belts and other accessories are not included.

Clothing will be either hand-washed or steam-cleaned to freshen when necessary.

We operate from smoke-free home with a cat - though we don't let him near the vintage! Vintage may have traces of odour or pet hair from their previous owners, though anything significant will be pointed out.

Please ask if you have any questions.

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