This is an unusual purchase for me, but it is so iconic of that early ’70’s time that I just had to nab it – and some of the details are compelling. Jumpsuits were a big deal (briefly) during the early 1970’s, as they were (briefly) during the 1940’s, too. Can’t wait to photograph it on Stella. It’s a small size that will fit her to a “T”.
The first thing that caught my eye was the color – love this wonderful glossy Bordeau wine hue – and the fabric. It’s a blend of acetate and rayon (very popular in the Forties) and gives the garment that wonderful drape plus adding the depth and shimmer to the color.
Shoulder pads, a nipped waist and plunging back above a button-and-zipper closure. Couldn’t be a more flattering style on someone with a slim figure. The waistline also has belt loops, showing that a wide cinch belt was the original. It will be fun to find the one I like best. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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