Monday, August 15, 2011
I've always liked these dress and jacket sets from the 1950s. You know the ones that have a fitted sheath dress with a darling short bolero jacket. You get two looks in one with these sets and I always grab them when I find them for Couture Allure. They are great for those early fall days when you can't decide if you need a coat or not. Wear the jacket when you're chilly and take it off when it's warm later in the day. The examples shown today are from 1956.
Above, a Paul Sachs Original gray wool sheath dress with a coordinating jacket in black and gray stripes. Note how Sachs has used the striped fabric to form a border at the edges of the jacket. Also note how the stripes are perfectly matched at the sleeve seam. Set sold for $50 in 1956 (about $415 in today's dollar.)