1950s Clothing

New Look skirt suit 1940s 1950s khaki gabardine | S-M

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SIZE: S to M
Bust: measures approx. 37” flat, to fit approx. 36”—maybe a bit larger, if front is not fully closed when worn
Length: 15” from top of shoulder to hem in front
Center back of neck to hem length: 17”
Sleeve length: 23”
Shoulder to shoulder: 15.25”
Length: 29.5”
(Natural) Waist: measures 29” flat, to fit approx. 28”
Hip: 50” flat (full)
LABEL: Kay Saks of California; “Botany” Brand 100% Virgin Wool; Chas A. Stevens & Co. Chicago (store label)

A New Look skirt suit in khaki wool gabardine, this late 1940s or early 1950s ladies’ suit features a cropped, bolero-style jacket and a full skirt with an extra high waist. The scalloped design of the jacket hem echoes the scalloped front waist of the skirt—a lovely detail! The cropped jacket has very large, squared shoulder pads, full-length, cuffed sleeves, and tiny stand collar on the sides and back. It has no fastenings. Its hem is scalloped, front and back, and the jacket is lined with ivory floral damask satin fabric. The full skirt flares wide from its fitted waist. It is approximately mid-calf length (longer on a shorter person), closing with a side metal zipper. The waistband-less, extra-high skirt waist actually comes all the way up to the lower ribcage, about 2.5” above the natural waist, when worn. The skirt is unlined, but is shown in our photos with a very full crinoline underneath (not included). In very good condition, this unusual 1940s-50s gabardine skirt suit has a small mark on the back of each sleeve cuff—see close-up photos.

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