This is an extremely well-kept and beautiful example of an Edwardian walking suit. It is made out of a gorgeous flubbed cotton fabric in a blue and cream plaid with red flecks. The skirt does up with one pure abalone button in the back, is flat in the front and has tiny pleating on the sides and in the back at the waist line giving it fullness. The bottom of the skirt, as is typical of this era, has a large flounce. There is one patch pocket on the skirt on the right hand side. The jacket has a Mandarin type collar and 12 buttons with abalone flecks in them that go from the top of the collar down to just below the hips. The front of the jacket looks like a shirt dress in that the hem is cut upwards at the sides. The back of the jacket is much more elaborate. Shown here with a small bustle underneath to illustrate it’s design, the back of the jacket is ruched and bustled. The sleeves are bracelet length Victorian sleeves and have the same flouncy trim as the hemline of the skirt. The jacket also has one very tiny patch pocket on the left hand side. This suit is simply an incredible specimen of Edwardian fashion.
Condition: Excellent. Every original button, no staining. There is but one very slight tear that has not made it all the way through the fabric yet on the left sleeve on the underside.
Measurements: Jacket: Bust 27", Waist 27", Hips 31", Length from shoulder to hem 38", Sleeve length 19" Skirt: Waist 25"