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Vintage Dress Suits
The department for those great 1940s and 50s Vintage Suits. Whether skirt and jacket sets or dress and
jackets combinations, they are here, with sets from the 1920s to 70s.

1930s Vintage White Rayon Gab Swing Back Suit SZ M
Order #D2701
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1930s Vintage White Rayon Gab Swing Back Suit SZ S/M

We just don’t see these white rayon gabardine summer weight suits from the 1930s anymore. This one is wonderfully styled with a 1/2 belted swing back jacket with deep cuffs and patch pockets. The front button closure is a narrow double breasted set up with old gold metal buttons. There are no shoulder pads and it is unlined. The skirt closes with a side metal zipper and has a short split vent at the center front.

Label: remains of a "Tailored by" label.

Size: Jacket: Bust: 44", Waist: Belt is 27" – 30.5", Hips: Free, Shoulders: 16", Sleeves: 24", CB Neck to Hem: 24".
Skirt: Waist: 26", Hips: 35", Waist to Hem: 27.5", Hem Sweep: 48".

Condition: Clean, no spots, no holes. The belt backing had dried out and broken up and has been replaced with white belt backing.

Price: $225
1940s Vintage Pinstripe Ladies Wool Suit SZ M
Order #D2695
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1940s Vintage Pinstripe Ladies Wool Suit SZ M

This ladies' tailored 1940s suit in a brown on brown woven wool pinstripe has great peaked lapels and a 3 button front. Very strictly tailored, this one! The three pockets are menswear style as well with flaps set in welts and a standing welt at the breast pocket. There is no back vent in the jacket, which is fully lined. The gored skirt has a front kick pleat and a side metal zipper.

Label: none.

Size: Jacket: Bust: 40", Waist: 32", Shoulders: 18", Sleeves: 23.5", CB Neck to Waist: 15.5", to Hem: 26.5".
Skirt: Waist: 30", Hips: 40", Waist to Hem: 25", Hem Sweep: 48".

Condition: Clean, no spots, one small moth hole on the lapel as shown. The lining has wear and spotting.

Price: $125
 Vintage 1940s Sequined Slate Blue Wool Suit
Order #D2691
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Vintage 1940s Sequined Slate Blue Wool Suit SZ M

The wonderful slate blue tones of this vintage 1940s two piece suit are certainly enhanced by the silver tome sequins on the squared off yoke. The jacket has a squared neckline, a wide tuck to the base of the yoke, released waist darts for front ease, bracelet length sleeves and a shaped hem at the center front. There are large shoulder pads and a 2 button closure with rimmed buttons and bound button holes. The 6 gore skirt has s ide metal zipper to close. Both the skirt and jacket are unlined. Due to that, I suspect this was dressmaker made and very well done, just not lined.

Label: none

Size: Jacket: Bust: 40", Waist: 32", Shoulders: 16.5", Sleeves: 22", CB Neck to Waist: 16", to Hem: 23.5".
Skirt: Waist: 30", Hips: 43", Waist to Hem: 25", Hem Sweep: 56".

Condition: No holes or stains.

SOLD ON LAYAWAY Price: $115  
 Vintage 1950s Wool Multi-Color Check Wool Suit
Order #D2694
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Vintage 1950s Wool Multi-Color Check Wool Suit SZ S/M

The lively wool is what I believe is called a district check. It's woven in rust, gold, teal green and pale blue. And yet it reads brown form a distance. The label close-up photo shows the colors best. This is a tailored suit with 4 working flapped pockets, a 5 button front, turn back cuffs and a fitted waist. The skirt has 6 gores with flare for east walking and a side metal zipper to close. The jacket is lined in dark green crepe.

Labels:It's a Towncliffe and NRB Coat and Suit Industry

Size: Jacket: Bust: 38", Waist: 32", Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 23.5", CB Neck to Waist: 16", to Hem: 22".
Skirt: Waist: 27", Hips: 41", Waist to Hem: 30", Hem Sweep: 60".

Condition: No holes or stains. Lining has discolorations at back of neck and underarms.

Price: $95  
1950s Vintage Navy Polka Dot Summer Suit Dress SZ XL
Order #D2680
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1950s Vintage Navy Polka Dot Summer Suit Dress SZ L

This nicely sized summer weight suit is navy and white polka dot. Always a cool choice. The fabric is a lightweight acetate crepe with a bouncy hand. The waisted jacket has a fold over collar, rimmed covered buttons, flared 3/4 sleeves with cuffs and a seamed on peplum. The gored skirt has a side metal zipper to close.

Label: Boston Maid

Size: labeled an 18 1/2. Skirt: Waist: 35", Hips: 46", Waist to Hem: 29", Hem Sweep: 58".
Jacket: Bust: 46", Waist: 36", Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 18.5", CB Neck to Waist: 16", to Hem: 19.5".

Condition: Excellent, feels crisp and unworn.

Price: $145
1950s Vintage Red and Black Knit Skirt Suit
Order #D2676
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1950s Vintage Red and Black Knit 2pc Skirt Suit SZ M/L

This late 1950s to early 1960s black and red wool figured knit skirt suit has a gently fitted jacket and flared skirt. The jacket has black piped edges, 7/8 sleeves and glass buttons. The skirt is 4 gore with flare, an elastic base to the waist and hanging tapes. It works with the metal zipper at either the side or the back. All I could find on this label was that it was in existence from 1939 to 1999.

Labels: Made in France for Odys de Paris & The House of Tweed Wellesley Hyannis Boston

Size: Skirt: Waist: 28", Hips: 44", Waist to Hem: 25", Hem Sweep: 74".
Jacket: Bust: 42", Waist: 33", Shoulders: 15.5", Sleeves: 21", CB Neck to Waist: 16.5 ", Neck to Hem: 22".

Condition: Excellent. The buttons are vintage glass but are replacements.

Price: $95
1950s Heather Grey and Mauve Flecked Suit
Order #D2651
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1950s Heather Grey and Mauve Flecked Suit by Kolmer SZ S/M

This 1950s ladies suit is a neat coordinating set with a flecked wool swing jacket (no front closures) and a solid weave heather wool skirt. The jacket collar and lapels match the skirt as do the inset trims bands on the deep shaped sleeve cuffs. The jacket also has welt pockets. The straight skirt has wide flanged side front pockets, a deep inverted box kick pleat and a side metal zipper to close.

Label:a Kolmer Petite

Size: Jacket: Bust: 40", Shoulders: 15.75", Sleeves: 22.5", CB Neck to Hem: 22.5".

Skirt: Waist: 27", Hips: 41", Waist to Hem: 28.5", Hem Sweep: 50".

Condition: Excellent. No stains or holes.

Price: $125
1950s Hot Pink Wool Crepe Suit by Davidow
Order #D2652
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1950s Hot Pink Wool Crepe Suit by Davidow SZ M

This late 1950s ladies suit is wonderful bright hot pink wool crepe with a boxy jacket with 4 flaps, 3/4 sleeves and patented Davidow button front. The bottom pockets are functional. The skirt is a straight cut with kick pleat and both pieces have a pink crepe de chine lining.

Labels: Davidow London Paris New York, US Patent 2,318,295 & B. Altman & Co. Fifth Avenue New York

Size: Jacket: Bust: 41", Waist: 34", Shoulders: 16", Sleeves: 19.5", CB Neck to Hem: 21.25".
Skirt: Waist: 28", Hips: 40", Waist to Hem: 25.75", Hem Sweep:50".

Condition: Excellent. No stains or holes.

Price: $75
Vintage 1950s Black Wool Suit by Lord & Taylor
Order #D2650
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Vintage 1950s Black Wool Suit by Lord & Taylor SZ S

This super tailored suit is a smooth finish deep black wool. The jacket has a fly front closure with hidden buttons and is very tailored with a nipped in waist. The skirt has two tiers with a matching front detail to the fly on the jacket. This is a well-made, structure, winter weight suit. The jacket is lined in black crepe. Skirt closes with side metal zipper.

Label: Lord & Taylor Fifth Avenue

Size: Jacket: Bust: 36", Waist: 27", Shoulders: 15.5", Sleeves: 22", CB Neck to Waist: 15", to Hem 22".
Skirt: Waist: 25", Hips: 37", Waist to Hem: 29", Hem Sweep: 42".

Condition: The hidden buttons have been replaced and there is one 1/16" moth hole on the skirt at the side back, upper tier.

Price: $99

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