1940s Rare Liquid Silk Satin Copper Suit

A really special forties suit that is super rare and hard to find! The color is amazing - it's a rich, luxe copper with an almost deep undertone of pink to it. Made of thick silk satin it is just amazing! You normally see this fabric in gowns that take advantage of the weight of the fabric to create deep draping effects but here some clever designer has used it in high contrast and made it structured! The skirt is of a length typical of the time period and is a classic A-line shape. Lots of seaming to create that shape and hand finished at the hem. The top/ jacket is just amazing - its classic forties with shoulder cut to be strong, small, neat collar and fabric covered buttons The waist cinches in and the hip flares out. I love love love the tie at the waist - its actually part of the hip peplum! Amazing construction and a beautiful piece in excellent condition!

Shoulders: 15" flat across from seam to seam
Bust: approx 18" flat across the back from side to side (no defined seam where arms start)
Waist: 13.5" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Total length: 25" from mid neck at the back to bottom hem

Waist: 13" from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" from side seam to side seam
Total length: 27" from waist seam to bottom hem

Both the top and skirt are unlined. The top closes with a set of fabric covered buttons & an attached front tie at the waist, while the skirt closes at the side with a unpainted metal zipper and hook & eye. There is the occasional scuff here and there on the satin but it is really in exceptional condition!

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML

Item# E316

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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