Bee-yoo-ti-ful Suit

Bullocks_suitJuly2011

This suit is listed on eBay (and it's crazy expensive). But it's oh-so-gorgeous … 

To me, this feels like the kind of suit worn in novels by heroines who take jobs as governesses, etc. before returning to their prior station. A conservative cut in a fabric that is just slightly too attention-getting, yes? (And of course it goes without saying that in the kind of novel I'm talking about, this suit would call attention to the heroine's startling blue or violet eyes …)

 

[Thanks to Robin for the link!]

21 thoughts on “Bee-yoo-ti-ful Suit

  1. I love that pepulum overlay. It’s very subtle yet puts this jacket into another level of design. The back view shows how that overlay is cut at an angle. I think this is a fairly simple idea worth trying on a similar simple jacket or dress!

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  2. I agree completely. This is something one of Mary Stewart’s intrepid British heroines would have worn in one of her earlier novels. ::love::

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  3. It looks like something Hepburn would have worn in an early film where she had the most perfect buttoned up outfits: little hat, gloves, blouses and jackets buttoned to the neck and perfect leather purses. She was what they used to call prim, but not prissy.

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  4. Oh my gosh, I totally see this as the evil mother’s outfit. Sure she’s all conservative, but her outfit screams ‘I’m more beautiful than my daughter!’

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  5. Don’t the wrinkles under the arm and bust indicate that the mannequin is too large in the bust for this? Button looks like it too.

    Was this tight fit a conservative cut in the New Look era? Would anyone hire a governess with this undisguised figure?

    I like the color it looks here, blue-violet, better than the red & navy stripe the close-up shows. Definitely too attention getting.

    I made a vest with this fit, and the peplum, once, out of a tapestry-print corduroy. When I had a waist like that. I loved it…

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