Vintage 1940s 2 Piece Striped Wool Suit Couture Large


Women’s suits made in the 1940s are timeless and flattering. This impeccably tailored 2-piece taupe striped wool suit was originally handmade specifically for the wife of a high-end department store in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The jacket features lightly padded shoulders, a square notched collar, a center front closure with 7 plastic buttons and 2 hook and thread eyes and a trompe l’oeil band of fabric set so that the stripes run horizontally running from the side waistline and around that gives the illusion of pockets on the front. The sleeves are split at the cuff so they can be worn flat or folded into a cuff. Jacket is fully lined in peach colored silk.

The skirt features a double vent at the center back and is lined only over the hips in the back – typical for wartime austerity. Closure is made with a metal zipper and hook and eye at the left side.

There is no label – this is a superbly hand made tailored suit.

In excellent, clean, wearable condition. We’ve had it dry cleaned for you! There are a couple of very faint, very small spots that remain – barely noticeable – and the underarm lining is faintly darkened.

Approximately a modern size Large.




Bust — 39”
Waist — 34”
Length — 24”
Sleeve Length — 23”
Shoulders — 16 ½”


Waist — 28”
Hips — 39”
Length — 27 ½” (from center front waist to bottom of hem)

**** The dress has been pinned for fit on the mannequin on the left side of the first photo. ****

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