Vintage mid-1960s two-piece dress suit in khaki silk shantung features a double breasted top with pearl buttons, over a slim pencil skirt.
The collarless “jacket” has kimono cap sleeves, 1” shell buttons, and a faux half-belt accent in back. Side gussets extending from the underarm to the waist both nip the silhouette and ease movement, as do the two front notches at the waist. The asymmetrical closure is held perfectly in place, with snaps on either side of the scoop neck, 4 functional and 4 decorative buttons, and an interior hidden button (also shell).
The skirt has a 1” waistband and front “pleats” which conceal slant pockets, and in the left pocket, the nylon zipper closure. Both pieces are fully lined in matching silk.
Label reads “Hathaway House, Laconia New Hampshire”, and the ILGWU tag in use from 1963-1974 is also present. Housed in a restored Victorian mansion, Hathaway House was a women’s specialty shop in the late 1950s through the 1970s; it was the first of several retail businesses owned by Constance St. Clair and her husband, and the dress being offered here comes from her estate.
Measurements are as follows: Jacket bust 32”, shoulders approx. 14.5”, and length shoulder to hem 19”. Skirt waist 23”, hips 34”, and length 25”.
This beautifully made dress suit is in excellent condition, apparently unused deadstock from the St. Clairs' boutique.
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