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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.

 Vintage 1960s Blue and Golden Yellow Silk Coat and Dress Set SZ M
Order #D2738
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Vintage 1960s Blue and Golden Yellow Silk Coat and Dress Set SZ M

The color combination here is stunning. First - the coat. Princess line baby blue glossy silk shantung with two piece roll collar (echoed in double pocket flaps) and covered buttons with bound buttonholes. It's lined in silk satin with Asian motifs quilted down the lining facing edges. Now the dress. A pale golden yellow and baby blue woven floral brocade maybe brocatelle? With princess line seaming, and the blue shantung form the coat used as applied bias trim and covered buttons. Dress has a hand-set zipper, hand set lining and interior bound seams where they might show when the lining moves in motion. Blue rayon lining. Metal back zipper to close. A gorgeous set, this has no label but all the hallmarks of fine if not custom Hong Kong manufacture.

Label: none

Size: Coat: Bust: 41", Waist: 38", Hips: 48", Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 23", CB Neck to Waist: 16", to Hem: 41", Hem Sweep: 56". Dress: Bust: 38", Waist: 32", Hips: 41", Shoulders: 15.75", CB Neck to Waist: 15.5", CB Neck to Hem: 40.5", Hem Sweep: 49".

Condition: Excellent, no holes, mends. Dress has been taken in on the side front seams. Spot on dress.

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 Vintage Late 1940s Red & Black Wool Suit Set
Order #D2721
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Vintage Late 1940s Red & Black Wool Suit Set SZ M/L

This late 1940s wool 2 piece suit set in red and black tweedy wool has an open swing style jacket. The jacket has a loose fit with deep armscyes, wide sleeves and deep cuffs. The skirt is a straight cut with open tucks at the front waist and side slits. The jacket is lined in a bright red taffeta. Side metal zipper to close the skirt.

Label: none

Size: Jacket: Bust: 48", Shoulders: 16", Sleeves: 21", CB Neck to Hem: 24", Hem Sweep: 52". Skirt: Waist: 29", Hips: 42", Waist to Hem: 30.5", Hem Sweep: 45".

Condition: Excellent. No spots, holes or stains.

Price: $115
1960s Vintage  Navy Blue and White Suit Set from Bonwit Teller
Order #D2722
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1960s Vintage Navy Blue and White Suit Set from Bonwit Teller SZ S

This 1960s skirt suit is from the well-known store, Bonwit Teller. The maker label is Marquise. This is a very well made suit in an imported wool fabric of navy blue with tiny white stripes in nubby, loosely woven texture. The jacket I slightly fitted with a mother of pearl button front, faux flap pocket, 3/4 sleeves with button vets and a back 1/2 belt. Bound buttonholes and silk lining complete the jacket. The skirt is straight with a pleated front, small pockets under the pleats, a side nylon coil zip and a darted back. This is also fully lined in blue silk. For a little info on this label: https://vintagefashionguild.org/label-resource/tournaye-philippe/ Phillippe Tournaye worked for Chez Ninon at Bonwit Teller from 1949 to 1951, then moved to Marquise, a coat and suit house until about mid 1963. I think this is just after his work there as he is not credited on the label.

Labels: Marquise Paris New York, Bonwit Teller, Imported Fabric and 1963-1974 ILGWU.

Size: Jacket: Bust: 38", Waist: 34", Shoulders: 15.5", Sleeves: 19.5", CB Neck to Hem: 19.5". Skirt: Waist: 25", Hips: 39", Waist to Hem: 24" + 4.5" Hem, Hem Sweep: 40".

Condition: Excellent. No spots, holes or stains.

Price: $57
Vintage 1950s Red and Cream Ladies Summer Suit SZ
Order #D2713
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Vintage 1950s Red and Cream Ladies Summer Suit SZ M / L

I am a big fan of cream of white garments with red or blue details. Why? They look so cool for summer. This 1950s summer suit is a wonderful example of what I am talking about with its red piping trim. The jacket has mother of pearl buttons with red contrast stitching, red piping on the Peter Pan collar, turn back cuffs and red piped back half belt. Very sharp. The skirt is gored for easy walking and closes at the side with a metal zipper.

Label: Weathervane tailored by Handmacher a Celanese fabric

Size: Jacket: Bust: 40", Waist: 31", Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 20", CB Neck to Waist: 17", Neck to Hem: 22.5".
Skirt: Waist: 29", Hips: 42", Waist to Hem: 29", Hem Sweep: 56".

Condition: this has been cleaned. There is a very faint pink cast along the left side front, please be sure to see the close-up. The skirt has been hemmed up 1". No spots or holes.

Price: $125
   Vintage 1950s Black and Pink Slubbed Wool Ladies Suit
Order #D2708
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1950s Black and Pink Slubbed Wool Ladies Suit SZ S/M 
This cute 1950s wool suit is in the great tri color slubbed wool weave of the 1950s. This time, it's a black ground with pink and white slubs, a classic color combo. The boxy jacket has raglan sleeves, a button front with fab pink leather rimmed buttons, flap and button detail at the high hip and turn back cuffs. The straight skirt has a kick pleat and side metal zipper. The jacket is lined in black taffeta. 

Label: none 

Size: Jacket: Bust: 42", Waist: 40", Shoulders: 16", Sleeves: 20", CB Neck to Hem: 22.5". Skirt: Waist: 26", Hips: 38", Waist to Hem: 27", Hem Sweep: 44". 

Condition: Excellent with no holes or stains. 

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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" to 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: $175
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.

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 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.

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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: $85
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.

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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: $95
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

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