Early 1950s skirt suit black wool satin trim | S

1950s Clothing

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Bust: measures 39” flat, but will fit best for approx. 34-36”
(The large shoulder pads and the shape of the sleeves both add fullness to the upper part of the bodice.) 
Length: 22.5” from shoulder to hem in front 
Sleeve length: 22”
Shoulder to shoulder: 14.5”
Waist: measures 26” flat (could move button to 26.5”), to fit approx. 25-26”
Hip: measures 39” flat to fit approx. 36-37”
Length: 31”
LABEL: Evans Chicago, Forstmann 100% Virgin Wool

A circa early 1950s skirt suit in black crepe-textured wool, this unique ladies’ suit features designs in black satin cording, on both the jacket and skirt. The jacket has a nipped in shape with rows of darts for shaping, large, rounded shoulder pads, and a single button at the waist. The hip-length jacket’s hem has a wide notch cut out at the center front, where the right hand front panel overlaps the left, creating an asymmetrical closure. The squiggles of satin cording that trim the shoulders and bust get narrower when they reach the waist, for a slimming effect. The softly flared skirt is about mid-calf-length on our mannequin; it will be a bit longer on a more petite frame. It is completely covered with satin piping squiggle designs, except for the fitted waistband. The skirt fastens with a button and metal zipper at the side seam, and it is unlined. The jacket is lined with black silk crepe. Sold by Evans, a company usually associated with fine fur coats and jackets, this elegant early 1950s suit would have been offered in one of their Chicago stores alongside the fur items, and is of very high quality as well--made of Forstmann wool and quite nicely constructed. The suit is in very good condition, its only issue some discoloration to the lining fabric at the shoulders, possibly from being stored on a wooden hanger for many years (the finish on wooden hangers can discolor garments, over time).