Have you ever felt like an outfit was made specifically for you? I found this suit when I happened across a little antique shop one day and decided to have a look inside. It was on a mannequin in the far corner of the shop. With its Victorian sleeves, ruffled peplum, and diamond buttons, it immediately caught my eye. When I inspected it, I found it was even more beautiful in the back, with cascading lace and a risqué slit—a surprising contrast to the conservative front of the suit.
I almost didn’t ask for the price. I knew it would be too expensive for me to afford. But the shop owner only wanted $25 for it! I tried it on, and it fit me like a glove, as if it was tailored to my exact measurements. Perfect for me in every way.
The photos don’t do it justice (unfortunately, poor lighting and a point-and-shoot camera don’t make for the best pictures). In person, if you look very closely, you realize that though the velvet appears black it’s actually a very dark shade of eggplant. I’m not sure if it was made that way or if it’s the effect of aging. I like to think it’s the latter, but I have no idea how old the suit is. There are no tags in it.
I love how it looks like a mix of Victorian and 1940s fashion. It reminds me of something that Rachel in the movie Blade Runner would wear.