Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery


#3036 - c. late 1930's / early 1940's RARE 3-Piece Lightweight Wool Gabardine Suit and 3/4 Coat! Have you seen any 1940's movies lately? If not, go rent a few and I can almost guarantee that you will find a similar suit.... and matching 3/4 coat... with the most stylish women wearing the coat over the shoulders! Very Joan Crawford! Snappy chocolate and cream tiny houndstooth check (which my camera obviously hates - so don't wear on television!) skirt and matching jacket - with mocha trim - and short coat! Feminine and flattering hourglass shaping. Little fingertip pockets, button trim and medium shoulder pads on the jacket. Great bakelite buttons!! Condition is excellent. This garment is not worn out or "tired"--it looks as if it was scarcely ever worn. The jacket and skirt in particular are almost perfect. One cuff button missing on jacket, one very faint spot along the edge above the single button closure and one teensy hole each in the skirt and jacket--both smaller than ONE of the tiny checks. The coat has one tiny hole on the front at the button (take to the tailor for an easy invisible weave to make perfect), and it has minor issue of lining. But that's it. Otherwise--a fabulously styled outfit. Add a little brown hat, gloves, a corde handbag and some chocolate suede slingbacks. Lined jacket and coat and unlined skirt. Side metal zip. Measures: 34/35" bust, 27" waist, up to 39" hips. Fits with a bit of a tight 30's fit at the back. The coat is, of course, larger and could fit from a size 6-10.
SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Display