1940s Amazing Fitted Silk Lilli Ann Suit

Three things define this wonderful Lilli Ann suit. First the cut - it is impeccable and has the type of workmanship and seamed pattern work that one rarely sees today. I count† eight panels through the body of the jacket alone and four of these have additional seaming worked into them to form that phenomenal silhouette. Second is the actual design and detail work - those panels of flat piped and softly gathered fabric that run all around the jacket just above the waist and are used again on that fantastic collar! The point of the collar is picked up subtly in the notched cuffs. This one is meant to be all curves and femaleness - the shoulders offset the nipped in waist and even the skirt rounds over the hips and then dips back in at the hem rather then swing out into an A-line. Def a cut for a bombshell of a girl. Finally the fabric itself is a masterpiece - it is a vertical woven silk that seems to have an almost metallic feel and texture to it but without being stiff or heavy in any way. Soft greys mix with a pale pale blue - if the blue does not come across in the photos you will just be that much happier in real life! Really an amazing suit and early Lilli Ann that seems to have walked through a time machine condition wise! The workmanship of this set is impeccable. Stunning and in excellent condition!

Shoulders: 15.5î from seam to seam
Bust: 19î from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14î from side seam to side seam
Total length: 22î from mid neck at the back to bottom hem
Sleeves: 23î from shoulder seam to longest point

Waist: 12.5î from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19î from side seam to side seam
Length: 30î from the top waist seam to bottom hem

Both pieces are fully lined in a nude color silky rayon. The jacket closes with fabric covered buttons and the skirt has a side metal zipper and button at the waist. Lots of wonderful detail - hand finishes, proper dressmaker button holes and lots of immaculate seaming.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML (4-6)

Item# DD643

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival

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