1960s Textured Harella Formal Evening Skirt Suit
This ultra-unique formal set from British brand, Harella, dates from the late 1960s.
A fitted blazer with smooth, curved edges and a rounded lapel is present, accompanied by long sleeves with a turn up cuff. The blazer is unlined, yet elegantly tailored and concluded with four magnificent spherical crystal buttons. Furthermore, the skirt is fully-lined, secured with a lapped zipper and hook & bar closure. Its embossed and textured fabric generates an almost quilted look, providing subtle luxury and depth. Ideal for the person who balks at the thought of traditional gowns and robes but still requires formalwear.
Note Of Interest
Harella began in 1919 as the small business of an independent tailor called Harris and over time expanded to become a huge British manufacturer and exporter of ladies clothing in the mid-late 1960s. Most notably, Lew Harris initiated the trend for a larger size range amongst ladies ready-to-wear fashions. Hurrah for Mr Harris!
Excellent condition, no flaws or issues of note.
Measurements and details
All vintage clothing is measured with the garment flat and measurements doubled for width. Please compare these measurements to a garment that fits you well as often there is very little or no give in vintage fabrics.
Bust: 36 inches
Waist: 32 inches
Across back shoulders: 16"
Sleeve length: 20 inches
Cuff Circumference: 11 inches
Length from shoulder to hem: 19 inches
Waist: 28 inches
Hips: 39 inches
Length: 39 inches
Fabric: Acrylic blend.
Alterations: There is approximately 1" of useable seam and hem allowance in main fabric but less than an inch on the skirt lining.