My inspiration came from this section of text:
"Green took a curtain call in a brighter shade, this time worn in a two-piece suit, and worn with, of all things, a bright red sailor and bright red gloves."
I didn't win a prize - the competition was fierce - but it's always fun dressing up for an impromptu photoshoot.
Suit: 1930s? vintage
Bag: Free with Max Factor makeup!
I'm not too sure about the date of the suit, which was sold to me as 1930s, so please let me know if you have any thoughts on it. At first I wasn't convinced it could possibly be as old as the 1930s, but on referencing my "1930s Fashion: The Definitive Sourcebook" there are lots of key details which mirror those from the early 1930s, such as the type of button, the neck tie, and the zig zag assymetric closure to the front of the jacket. The skirt is knee-length on me, which is a bit short for that era, but I realise it could have been made for a much shorter woman than me. Have a look at my close-ups of the jacket below and see what you think.
When I first started to get into vintage I was heavily into the 1930s, but quickly realised that my pockets were not able to match my tastes in terms of purchasing original 1930s clothing. After a few projects, including the Downtown Abbey dress, I wanted to buy vintage clothing that didn't need any major work doing to it, so started looking at 1940s and 1950s styles, and found much more of these eras' styles available in both vintage reproduction and on the high street. It's so easy to find a '40s style tea dress or a '60s style wiggle dress within a reasonable budget. There are some vintage repro brands such as House of Foxy which do carry a 1930's inspired line but again there's a bit of a hike in price.
If any of you can assist me in dating the suit I would be ever so grateful!
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