Steel Magnolia // 1950s grey wool dress and jacket suit by I. Doctor Lg


-- late 1950s gray wool dress and jacket set
-- dress is a classic fitted sheath style with beautiful tailoring
-- bodice features an inset neckline of dusky violet tinted floral yarn work
-- 3/4 length sleeves with lightly padded shoulders
-- defined waistline with matching self belt
-- dress has a sculpted skirt with seam detailing across the hip
-- secures with original side zip closure and a later addition of a back zip
-- matching jacket is a cropped length that slightly tapers at the waist
-- 3/4 length sleeves finished with decorative bows
-- jacket has padded shoulders and is fully lined in satin
-- secures with large self covered buttons
-- jacket hem finished with an asymmetrical peak topped with a bow

label: "I. Doctor" from the Doctor Dress Co. out of Chicago that specialized in misses dresses and suits
material: fine woven wool, metal zipper, nylon zipper
size: fits like a contemporary large, please refer to measurements below

_____ m e a s u r e m e n t s

d r e s s
bust: 40"
waist 32"
hips: 42"
shoulders: 16"
length: 42" from shoulder top to hem with a generous hem allowance

j a c k e t
bust: 41"
hem: 38"
shoulders: 16.5"
length: 17"

All measurements are taken while garment is laying flat and then doubled unless otherwise noted. Please allow yourself some "wiggle room" when determining fit.

_____ c o n d i t i o n

Top notch! Set is clean and structurally sound. Two items of note are the cluster of moth nibbles to the fabric covered belt and the nylon zipper. This set came from a collection belonging to a theatrical and burlesque costumer which helps to explain the additional zipper on the dress. Originally this dress would have only has the side zip which is still intact and functional. The center back zip was added later most likely to make the dress easier to take on and off for costume changes. Overall the set is smartly made with no other issues of note.


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