Whether in the parade or afterward, at the big game, some high-school girl or coed strutted her stuff in this set. Sorry that I don’t know what school it was associated with, but she must have kept her letters as memorabilia. Styling and construction put it in the Sixties or Seventies.
Again, a super-seasonal find which makes it all the more fun. Won’t be a keeper in the long run, but we were approaching Halloween when this turned up. I’ve got lots of “new” things which could make dynamite costumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I love this little suit! The skirt is shorter now than it was when the outfit was sold in the early to mid-1960’s, but the skirt lengths did change just a couple of years later when the mini came out. No one back then would trash an outfit just because of that! Shortening a hem was a really easy thing to do and many women did much more complex alterations on their clothing to keep them for years.
It looks like a jacket and skirt, but the top is almost like a shirt. I guess it could be worn either way – would be really cute with a little white shirt underneath.
Notice the detail at the waistline – those little tabs are things that we don’t see anymore. Just for decoration! The brand is an inexpensive one that one of the catalog stores sold, I think, but even they did nice little tailoring things.
Seersucker has always been such a classic warm-weather fabric; it’s always fun to see it again. Olive green and white is a little different, too . . . . .
Here’s another ensemble in that lovely salmon pink that keeps coming back every decade or so – more to come! This suit was such a fun find – look, it still has the original store tags hanging on!
Although it was an ordinary item when it was originally sold – more or less a generic garment with no specific brand label – notice the nice design and cute tailoring details. Even in lower-priced vintage clothing the attention to smart and careful tailoring was almost always there.
Wouldn’t this be a nice outfit to wear this season to a dressy occasion that calls for something a bit conservative? Even though I rarely go to events like that, I always keep one or two things ready to go . . . . . . .
Although it looks beige in the photo, this outfit is actually a lovely pink color, in a dressy fabric with matte and silvery metallic shine finishes together. The dress is an elegant sleeveless sheath with an ornamental notched neckline. Both the dress and coat are fully lined.
The best of dressy styles from that era – beautifully-tailored and in virtually perfect condition. What a find!
Made of the finest Scottish wool and specially tailored for a specific brand name. Very nice detail on the jacket front, and in back it’s got a little belt with a center button that matches the silver ones on the pockets. The skirt is straight style with a back kick pleat.
A little big on me, but it might be worth having it altered to fit. I can’t get enough of the gorgeous jackets from that time and a pencil skirt is always wonderful. Classic mid-grey, also, is great to have on hand in mix-able pieces. I’m thrilled! One of the handbags I’ll show you tomorrow would look just lovely with this . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
True vintage from the 1950’s, this one was not made for a lunch date at the local diner. We’re in to Spring-weight fabric here, but black and white is always season-less (or is it dark navy? It’s close . . . .)
Just look at the beautiful drape on the bodice, and the sweet cap sleeves. The jacket, again, has 3/4 sleeves to show off the elegant gloves and fine bracelet or watch.
Another of those outstanding ensembles which can take you almost anywhere . .. . . . . .