Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Lilli Ann: 1955 Jacket, a Closer Look at the Diamond Details



The Lilli Ann label carries with it an aura of mid-century feminine mystic. While photos of jackets with that label are easy to find, close up details are not often shown. This example is a well fitted short body suit jacket in a silhouette that was popular during the early and mid-1950's. I have seen similar styles with the Lilli Ann label that used the same shades of wool, so it is probably part of a suit collection that was created in the same fabric.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Lilli Ann, 1949 Jacket: A Closer Look at Details and Dates in a 1940's jacket

Lilli Ann 1940s jacket in brown


Lilli Ann suit designs from the 1940's have a distinctly different silhouette from the suits produced in the 1950's. While the longer length skirt is a clue to the era a suit was designed in, often those have been altered to suit current styles. The jacket however will have significant details specific to the 1940's.  I'm slowly listing the best of my collection, and this jacket is a favorite of mine.  Here are some of the details that I think make it a stand out piece.