1950s Boucle Tweed Skirt Suit

 

 

 

 

During the 1940s and 1950s, suits were a wardrobe mainstay for women. For the most part more practical and long wearing than dresses, a gal could go a long way with just one or two suits hanging in her closet.  That is not to say that the suits our grandmothers wore were any less feminine than a dress.  On the contrary, for those who hear the word 'suit' and think of the hard-edged 'power suit' of the 1980s, it comes as a pleasant surprise just how curvy, girly and feminine suits from the 40s and 50s really are.  This great little suit consists of a cardigan-style jacket in a gray and black boucle with flecks of red, French blue and brown in it.  The sleeves have a split turned back cuff, which is always a girly touch, with a pair of faux pocket flaps concealing a vertical slashed pocket at either hip. The notched shawl collar and leading edge of the jacket are faced in a medium gray wool tweed, and the skirt is fashioned from that fabric as well. The skirt is straight with a zippered closure on the side, a little kick pleat in the rear  and is unlined. We are showing the suit jacket cinched with our own black alligator belt (not included) - you can wear the jacket open, or pair it with your own belt. Hand tailored from a tweed woven in Great Britain, it also carries a Binders Fur Shop label. Except for a small faint discoloration on the  lapel and some fading to the lining of the jacket, it is in otherwise excellent condition.  Jacket bust 40", hip 40", shoulder 16", sleeve 23", length 24". Skirt waist 28", hip 41", length 24".  $160