I’m a bit obsessed with fashion history & recreating that overall vintage “look” for an item. When I found this vintage suit I totally fell in love with the classic structure. Paired with the proper accessories you feel like you’ve stepped into one of your favorite period films, it’s so fun!
When creating this look I took inspiration from the popularity of the 1940s women’s suit, Peter Pan collar, and the emergence of red lipstick. In the ’40s when red lipstick was becoming widely distributed and wildly popular Elizabeth Taylor was known for saying “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.”
Women’s suits started to gain popularity in the 1800s for activities like walking, archery, and horseback riding. Then in 1914 Coco Chanel designed her first suit with fur trim on the jacket and a matching ankle long skirt. By the 1940s – 1960s this look was truly fashionable and hugely popular. The power suit has a long vintage history coinciding with the gaining of more freedom and equality for women in the workforce in the ’40s (this “working” outfit took away the restrictiveness of the corset and tight fitting dresses).
It’s no wonder why we feel so powerful & sexy in one of these vintage numbers. Pair with a vintage hat, pumps, bold lips, and gloves in you have them! This dress suit is vintage Versace and is up on our Etsy shop, outfit details are below.
Thanks for looking! xoxo