Size 6 1940s Suit - Black Velvet 40s Tailored Jacket & Skirt - Gorgeous WWII Era Victorian Evening Look - Jet Black Beadwork - Waist 25.5

$ 175.00

Exquisite 1940s black suit with antique inspired details! This black velvet suit includes an hourglass jacket and A-line skirt, both with special styling. The jacket has a unique wing lapel & pocket-draped effect at the chest, with double-button closures in Victorianesque jet black beaded accents. Jacket has shoulder pads and cocked cuffs with a carefully hand-sewn lining. Late 40s to early 50s.

Matching skirt has a nipped waistband with darts to the front, and four gores in back with a slight swish to the silhouette.

Ladies' Size
5 to 6

Jacket: Bust 37, Waist 27; Jacket Neck to Waist 15.5, Neck to Hem 22.25, Shoulder to Shoulder 14.75, Sleeve Length 23.5 Inches
Skirt: Waist 25.5, Hip 36; Length 26.5 Inches


None, probably made by a dressmaker

Black rayon velvet with a plush silky softness, matte black rayon crepe jacket lining, closures are black taffeta with Victorian style black glass seed beads and faceted beadwork in various shapes

Center front black velvet buttons with beaded taffeta panels on jacket, side seam synthetic zipper with hook/eye at skirt waist


Condition Detail
Very nice, looks and feels just lightly worn, the beadwork on closures had beads missing and has been altered to make the beads symmetric while keeping the original design as intact as possible, the interior of jacket lining has 3-4 tiny whitish scuffs at mid-back and a faint hint of whitish marks to the under arms, the skirt has a single 1/8-inch hole at the zipper and the zipper itself is a replacement

Washing Instructions
Dry clean

*bust, waist and hip measurements are the maximum body measurements that will fit the item
*these measurements are not actual fabric widths, as they account for ease
*to get actual fabric widths, add 2 inches to the listed bust measurement, 1 inch to the waist, 2 inches to the hip

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