1940s Campus Suits for Women

There is something so iconic about these early 1940s wool suits.
The silhouettes are simple and flattering and the colors are chic.  They're youthful and sophisticated at the same time.  Kinda makes me want to go back to school and prance around campus...hhmm, is there a grad program for vintage clothing?

Early 1940s plaid suit is in the shop.

Sears Catalog, Winter 1942-43 

Dorothy Shapard, student at Vassar, in a career classic blue grey wool dress with a plaid jacket in blue, grey, red and black and a red hat, Spetember 1941.  Image from  © Cond√© Nast Archive/Corbis



And I love these 1940s black suede oxfords (never worn & still in the original box) to complete the look.  Get them here.

To learn more about the elements of 1940s style, visit our favorite vintage style expert, Sammy Davis Vintage.

3 comments:

  1. Love those suede oxfords! Gorgeous.
    -Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  2. Gosh, that plaid suit is perfection. Pendleton did a few like this in the 70's, and it sure wouldn't hurt to bring them back again!

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