1940s 1945 documented LILLI ANN accordion HUGE sleeve suit small | new fall
Documented 1945 Lilli Ann suit (unlabeled) ! Done in black and ivory lightweight wool gabardine. Jacket has THE BEST huge, accordion pleated sleeves. One sleeve is solid ivory and the other is half and half! Wide buttoned cuffs to create that full effect. The jacket ties in the inside with ties and then the black side buttons on the other side. Shoulder pads. Unlined. The skirt is a-line style with side button and metal zip. Unlined. Hand washed and ready to wear!
Brand: this does not have any labels since the lining was removed
Size on tag: none
Fits like: small
Condition: Very Good Vintage: faint water mark on the ivory lapel that gets hidden when buttoned. (see last pic) Faint underarm discoloration on the ivory sleeve. (these both lightened when we laundered and will no doubt lightened more after more launderings) Small interfacing mend on the skirt in front and two pindot holes in back. No lining to the jacket, but this doesn't affect wear.
Bust (underarm seam) : 38"
Total length: 23.5"
Shoulders (seam to seam): 15.5"
Bust (underarm seam) : 28"
Total length: 29"
m i n t : pristine with no signs of wear- possibly deadstock
e x c e l l e n t : signs of normal wear and age- no obvious flaws
v e r y g o o d : noted minor flaws that may have been already repaired - very wearable
g o o d : many noted minor flaws and/or mends -wearable
f a i r : numerous noted flaws and mends, some significant - still wearable