1930s - 1940s Clothing

Emerald green gabardine 1940s skirt suit | XS

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Bust: measures 35” flat, to fit approx. 32 to 34”
Length: 22.5” from shoulder to hem in front
Sleeve length: 22”
Shoulder to shoulder: 14.5”
Waist: measures 24.5” flat (up to 25” if button is moved over), to fit approx. 24”
Hip: measures 34.5” flat, to fit approx. 32 to 33”
Length: 26”
LABEL: Customed by Tailorbrooke, Bramson Oak Park (dept. store outside Chicago)

This bright emerald green wool gabardine 1940s skirt suit dates to approximately the early 1940s, most likely just before or during WWII, based on the shorter length of the jacket and skirt. The single-breasted jacket has large, squared shoulder pads, pointed and notched lapels, welted hip pockets, and a single, covered-button closure. The bracelet-length sleeves are trimmed with 2 smaller covered buttons above the tiny slit at each sleeve hem. Darts shape the waist of the jacket in front and back. The lapels, front opening, and center front hem feature matching green topstitching. The skirt has wide inverted pleats at the center front and center back, which adds some fullness, from below the hips to the hem. The skirt has a fitted waistband fastened with a plastic button, and a side seam metal zipper. The skirt is unlined, but the jacket is lined in lighter green rayon satin. In very good condition, this fabulous green gabardine 1940s suit has one flaw to note: a dark mark on the back of the left elbow. We have lightened our close-up photo of the mark just a bit, to show it better. It will most likely be less noticeable in normal lighting.

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