Tuesday, 12 October 2010

This is a lovely jacket, once part of a suit, in a metallic bronze with coppery threads throughout. It is lined in light bronze taffeta.

The jacket is very nipped at the waist and therefore probably dates to the early 1950's. It buttons to the neck with buttons covered in matching fabric. The collar is small and feminine, as are the three-quarter length sleeves with small cuffs.

There are crescent shaped pockets on each hip.

I have no doubt that this suit was worn as a 'theatre' or 'opera' suit- a suit that is more dressy, either in design or material or both, that would have been suitable for wearing to evening events.

Photos courtesy of sak41796.

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