Victorian Meets 1940s Film Noir

Updated on Jan 06, 2012
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Siesie 's Thoughts:

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.

Comments (11)

lizzieboo
lizzieboo on January 14
Gorgeous outfit dear!!! Love the sophisticated look! voted you sweetheart!!! <3 xoxo
Siesie
Siesie on January 15
Thank you!
DanseuseDelamode
DanseuseDelamode on January 11
what an amazing back!
Siesie
Siesie on January 15
Thanks!
districtofchic
districtofchic on January 10
Whoa, the back of that blazer is incredible! What an amazing find!
JanelleEfe
JanelleEfe on January 10
Love the tights!
Siesie
Siesie on January 10
Thanks!
LapinNoir
LapinNoir on January 09
wow, AMAZING suit, love it!! the back is to die for! & those back-seam tights are the perfect accompaniment!! what a great find, you look superb!! :D
Siesie
Siesie on January 09
Thank you!
crystaldots
crystaldots on January 09
I especially like the back and the shoulders! What a perfect price; I definitely would like to buy that too : ).
Siesie
Siesie on January 09
Thank you! I love the shoulders too.
Lucyss
Lucyss on January 09
you look absolutely amazing in this suit!!!!! love it so much!!!! its so unique yet very classy!!!!! and thoíse heels are gorgeous!!!!! the last pic is so cute!!! and your hair looks also fab!!! chic voted!!! kissses:)
Siesie
Siesie on January 09
Aw, thank you so much! I ended up not being able to do the hairstyle I wanted, so I'm glad you like this one.
glanvillebaby
glanvillebaby on January 09
Wow!! nice suit! love the back- and the stockings go great with it!!
Siesie
Siesie on January 09
Thank you!
Polly_Nirvana
Polly_Nirvana on January 06
wow! amazing look! That suit is so unique! I love the lace back, it's absolutely beautiful! Welcome to Chictopia! ^^
Siesie
Siesie on January 06
Thank you! Unique is what I'm all about. ^_^
priscillaraq
priscillaraq on January 06
GORGEOUS! I love that dress
Siesie
Siesie on January 06
Thanks! I love it too. :)
WinnipegStyle
WinnipegStyle on January 06
Love this dress! Love the lace back! :)
Siesie
Siesie on January 06
Thank you!
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