When I brought my grandmother’s wedding dress from my parents’ attic to my place for some photos I also brought along some other clothes that I can actually wear!
This is a late 40s suit and it’s so fantastic! How about those shoulder pads? And the beautiful double pocket flaps (no actual pockets underneath though). It’s in pristine condition as well and very sturdy.
The skirt was originally ankle length, no doubt influenced by the New Look. Since a full length suit is just something I’d never wear, and I didn’t feel it even fit the look of the jacket very well, I shortened it to a length more fitting for an earlier 40s look. Normally I wouldn’t alter something so old in such a major way, but this is something I will never sell, and it would be a shame if I couldn’t wear it, so I made an exception. I miss my grandmother very much and therefore I especially love to wear her clothes.
In true 40s fashion I used the leftover scraps from the skirt to make the cute little hat. I’ll post some better photos of it some other time.
The blue suede gloves were part of a lovely autumn present from Cecilie Melli. Thank you!