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Christian Dior 1960s Vintage Woollen Skirt Suit

Description

This is a fabulously chic black and white 'Christian Dior London' wool suit from the early 1960s.

The jacket is a box style and looks amazing with this matching skirt, but it's such an adaptable style it will go with everything from jeans and trousers to shorts. And likewise the skirt can be worn with the jacket or with other separates.

The suit is made from wool and is fully lined. The jacket fastens with buttons on the front and the skirt is a button front wrap around with hooks & eyes.

Availability: In stock

£385.00
The measurements for this suit are:

Jacket
Bust: Approx 36 inches
Waist: Approx 36 inches
Length: Approx 18 inches
Sleeve Length: Approx 21 inches

Skirt
Waist: Approx 30 inches
Hips: Approx 40 inches
Length: Approx 25.5 inches

We would suggest that this suit would fit a size 12/14 as it's measurements fall right inbetween the two sizes. Please check your sizes carefully and don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Each vintage piece discovered by Those Were The Days has been handpicked by our team of experts so that we can ensure it is in excellent vintage condition and is of a high quality. Everything in our collection has been cleaned and restored where this is possible, and has been inspected by two team members before being sold to ensure our strict quality and condition criteria are met. However, all vintage items have generally been previously worn, so gentle signs of wear are usually an inherent part of the piece. Sometimes a piece is simply too wonderful to pass up just because it has a little age related wear and tear that can't be remedied, so where this is the case with any of our items we will let you know about any little imperfections.

This suit is in immaculate vintage condition.

When we purchase a piece for our collection we always endeavour to discover it's provenance, but sometimes this is not possible. We date the pieces on knowledge gained when buying the item, our research and our experience of dating and working with vintage products. However, sometimes a slight element of guesswork is involved, particularly if a piece is potentially from the end of one era or the start of another.

We believe that this suit dates from the early 1960s.

Vintage clothing sizes can vary greatly from current sizes so for this reason we advise customers to ignore the size labels on any of our items and instead compare the item’s measurements to their own body measurements.  To help with sizing and aid with filtering of the site we also offer an approximate comparison to modern sizes.  For some items we have offered an approximation to 2 sizes, where they are a looser fit or have stretch in the fabric.  In order to avoid any disappointment please check these measurements carefully.  We also advise that for your own comfort you allow an extra inch on top of your body measurements to allow you to breathe and move around easily in the item.

We measure garments as follows:

Bust:  across the fullest part of the bust

Waist:  across the narrowest part of the waistline or across the waistband

Hips:  across the fullest part, generally 8 inches below the waist

Length:  from mid shoulder / top of waist band to bottom hem

Sleeves:  from outer shoulder seam to cuff

Our garments are measured flat and then doubled.

Sample UK Size Guide

UK Size

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

Bust (inches)

31

32

34

36

38

40

42

Waist (Inches

25

26

27

29

31

33

35

Hips (inches)

35

35

37

39

41

43

45

 

We measure Jewellery as follows:

Necklaces:

Chain Length:  Measurement of the length of the chain when unfastened

Pendant Height/Length:  Measurement of the pendant at its highest points

Pendant Width:  Measurement of the pendant at its widest points

Earrings:

Width:  Measurement of the earring at its widest points

Length:  Measurement of the earring at its longest points

Brooches / Dress Clips:

Width:  Measurement of the brooch at its widest points

Length:  Measurement of the brooch at its widest points

We measure accessories as follows:

Handbags:

Height:  Measurement from the base of the bag to the highest point (not including the strap)

Width:  Measurement from the base of the bag seam to seam (from the widest points)

Depth:  Measurement from the side of the bag seam to seam

Strap Height:  Measurement of the height of the strap – from the top of the bag to the handle’s highest point.

Belts:

Length:  Measured flat from end to end

Width:  Measured flat across the widest points

Scarves:

Length: Measured flat from end to end

Width: Measured flat across the widest points

Headwear

Hat Circumference:  This is the measurement taken inside the hat for fit.Height:  This measurement is taken from the base of the hat to the highest point.

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