40s/50s Plus Size Jacket

SKU: 00467-015
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Who says there's no large-size vintage? This 1940s or early 1950s jacket is not only gorgeous and beautifully constructed, it is most definitely plus size.

  • Taupe and blue-gray tiny stripes on crisp, high-quality faille fabric (subtle ribbed texture, like grosgrain ribbon).
  • Dramatically notched collar.
  • Five-button placket with bound buttonholes (sigh).
  • Pointed detail at faux cuffs and triple faux-pocket flaps at right hip.
  • Double princess seams and bust darts.
  • Integrated shoulder pads.
  • Hem tape. Unlined.
Dressmaker custom-made in the U.S.A. From the Mullins collection.

Labels: by Julia Grimes Detroit

background: According to an article in the July 7, 1959, Washington Afro-American, Julia Grimes was a past president of the National Association of Fashion and Accessory Designers, Inc.  NAFAD was founded in 1949 "to foster the development of blacks in the field of fashion through scholarship, training, exposure, and influence." Here is Mrs. Grimes receiving an award for her service: 

Fiber/Care: unmarked, most likely rayon, dry-clean only

Condition: there are a few spots next to the left lapel, one on the sleeve, and some underarm rings that are far worse under photography lights than in person (see last photo). 

*We've had this jacket professional dry-cleaned and it is ready to wear.*

Garment Measurements:
- the jacket is clipped to our live model, who has petite proportions. It would be slightly shorter, especially in the sleeves, on an average-height or tall person -

shoulders: 18"/45.5cm
sleeves: 26"/66cm
bust: 60"/152.5cm plus darts
waist: 60"/152.5cm
hips: 70"/177.8cm
length: 29.5"/75cm shoulder to hem


 Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 20 years old. Please read condition report provided above. 

Note: Significant overages in shipping fees (where applicable) will be refunded. International customers are responsible for any taxes or import fees.




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