I love true vintage skirt suits! The tailored, elegant look is great, but the jacket and skirt are very versatile as separates.
Now I’m going to start moving into some earlier styles, from the Forties and Fifties. This is so cute, and also festive! The little jacket has those stylish features of that era like a tiny collar with cut-in detail at the back of the neck, 3/4 sleeves, pert little buttons and a nipped waist.
I also love the longish pleated skirt because it is stitched down and slim over the hips. This adds to the hourglass silhouette of this ensemble and the swing of the skirt. Pieces like these two always make great separates, too – something I really appreciate about suits!
Made of a lightweight wool, it’s just right for the weather now. The colors are also a nice break from the blacks and dark tones that are usually seen so much.
Women and the fashion designers in the Fifties always thought about looking pretty . . . …
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