Thursday, November 8, 2018

In Fashion Memoriam: 1960s Black & White Check Suit by Gail Carriger

Here is another little ode to lost closet items, Fashionable Reader.

I shall miss this one particularly because of its extreme versatility. I took it to Europe many years ago and managed to get many outfits out of a two piece sheath and jacket.

You can see one of its main issues is that it wrinkles rather badly. Now, I did iron this before I put it on, but the act of sitting on several panels in a row caused wrinkling in the skirt.

Still it was great fun to mix and match...

Here I am mixing it up with various different accessories, separating jacket from sheath and so forth. In the end, however, I've passed it on to a new home.

In Conclusion 

Check sheath dress with matched crop jacket, skirt above the knee, flattering cut, bit of stretch.
Too tight at hips and waist, too short for my taste.

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