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Women's Vintage Suits

The earliest women's suits were riding habits which appeared from the 1660s, worn both for horseback riding, travel and the everyday. Much later in the 19th century, skirt suits started to appear on a broader scale, and in the first half of the 20th century, the skirted suit became a top fashion for women in the city, in the form of dressmaker suits and the more formal cocktail suits. The trouser suit was first introduced around 1910 with cross dressing style icons like Vesta Tilley and Hetty King – and popularised in the 1960s through Yves Saint Laurent’s pioneering androgynous suit Le Smoking. The working woman’s skirted suit uniform (or “power suit”) a la Melanie Griffith in Working Girl evolved in the 1970s and 1980s. Today, women wear suits not just in the office or the odd formal occasion, but make full use of the versatility and sartorial-lifting credentials of the co-ord.

As for most womenswear, the women’s suit comes in a vaster array of colours, patterns, silhouettes and materials than the men’s suit. The most common material for men’s ensemble, wool, is also found in the womenswear equivalent, be they two- or three-piece, single- or double-breasted. For women, however, the choice extends beyond the men’s-nodding trouser suit in classic black, stripes or herringbone to skirt suits and dress suits in all sorts of exquisite fabrics and eccentric patterns – allowing for stress-free, sartorially savvy looks for any occasion.

OfV says: Whether you’re a hyper-feminine Jackie O or a dapper Dietrich, invest in a carefully curated selection of vintage women’s suits that mirror your style and purpose. Open for Vintage hosts designs from some of the most prominent women’s suitmakers in fashion history including Giorgio Armani, Jil Sander and Yves Saint Laurent with their classic black, nude and pinstripe numbers; alongside decade-defining designers like Biba and rare vintage statement gems in bold prints. Elevate a classic black vintage women’s suit with a pair of luxurious patent brogues or team a bolder patterned vintage women’s suit with barely-there stilettos. Summer suiting it? Make one of Chanel’s immortal contrast collar nautical vintage skirt suits your vintage wedding suit, or give your office line-up a seasonal update with a vintage trouser suit with cropped bottoms.

At Open for Vintage, we consider everyone as a collector with a desire to possess beautiful things with a story worth living on. Our curated edit of unique and contemporary vintage and pre-owned fashion pieces are hand-picked for their individuality, relevance, and of course, style appeal.

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Moschino Jacket and skirt suit

Style Keyword : Suits Label 1 : Womens > Suits,Womens > MOSCHINO Label 5 : Just In Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Brown, , Size : 40
£420.00

Moschino Jacket and skirt suit

Style Keyword : Suits Label 1 : Womens > Suits,Womens > MOSCHINO Label 5 : Just In Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Yellow, , Size : 42
£380.00

Moschino Jacket and skirt suit

Style Keyword : Suits Label 1 : Womens > Suits,Womens > MOSCHINO Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Red, , Size : 42
£380.00

Black Vintage Chanel Tuxedo Palazzo Pants

Style Keyword : Suits Label 1 : Womens > Suits,Womens > Chanel Style : Revival Label 5 : Just In Gender : Female specification : Black, ,
£385.00

Burberry Skirt Suit Wool Vintage Black

Style Keyword : Suits Label 1 : Womens > Suits,Womens > Burberry Label 5 : Just In Gender : Female Dial Colour : Black Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Black, , Size : 46
£135.00

Handmade Skirt Suit Crepe Satin Vintage Brown

Style Keyword : Suits Label 1 : Womens > Suits,Womens > NA Gender : Female Dial Colour : Brown Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Brown, , Size : 42
£180.00

Handmade Skirt Suit Damask Paisley Vintage Green

Style Keyword : Suits Label 1 : Womens > Suits,Womens > NA Style : Artisan Gender : Female Dial Colour : Green Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Green, , Size : 42
£180.00

Handmade Skirt Suit Silk Pois Vintage Beige

Style Keyword : Suits Label 1 : Womens > Suits,Womens > NA Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Nude & Neutrals, , Size : 42
£180.00

Handmade Skirt Suit Floral Wool Vintage Black

Style Keyword : Suits Label 1 : Womens > Suits,Womens > NA Gender : Female Dial Colour : Black Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Black, , Size : 46
£180.00

Amazing Christian Dior Tuxedo Style Silk Jacket with Strass Matching Belt. S.2

Style Keyword : Suits Label 1 : Womens > Suits,Womens > Christian Dior Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Black, ,
£535.00

Marina Ferrari Skirt Suit Silk Vintage Purple

Style Keyword : Suits Label 1 : Womens > Suits,Womens > MISSONI Gender : Female Dial Colour : Purple Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Purple, , Size : 42
£115.00

Paul & Joe Bicolor pantsuit

Style Keyword : Suits Label 1 : Womens > Suits,Womens > PAUL & JOE Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Black, , Size : 42
£160.00

Gianni Versace Jacket Tuxedo Velvet Cotton Vintage Blue

Style Keyword : Suits Label 1 : Womens > Suits,Womens > VERSACE Style : Couture Gender : Female Dial Colour : Blue Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Blue, , Size : 44
£130.00

Yves Saint Laurent Variation Cotton yellow flowers skirt suit

Style Keyword : Suits Label 1 : Womens > Suits,Womens > Yves Saint Laurent Gender : Female specification : Yellow, ,
£679.48

Red & Brown Vintage Chanel Skirt Suit Set

Style Keyword : Suits Label 1 : Womens > Suits,Womens > Chanel Style : Revival Gender : Female specification : Red, ,
£835.00

Light Green Chanel Tweed Skirt Suit Set

Style Keyword : Suits Label 1 : Womens > Suits,Womens > Chanel Style : Revival Gender : Female specification : Green, ,
£735.00

Tan Prada Boucle Skirt Suit Set

Style Keyword : Suits Label 1 : Womens > Suits,Womens > PRADA Style : Revival Gender : Female specification : Nude & Neutrals, ,
£505.00

1990s Christian Lacroix Powder Blue Two Piece Skirt Suit

Style Keyword : Suits Label 1 : Womens > Suits,Womens > Christian Lacroix Gender : Female Dial Colour : Blue Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Blue, ,
£555.00

Chanel 1990s Black Tuxedo Dress With Satin Bow & Detachable Collar UK Size 8-10

Style Keyword : Suits Label 1 : Womens > Suits,Womens > Chanel Gender : Female specification : Black, , Size : BUST - 34 in. (86.36 cm) WAIST - 27.5 in. (69.85 cm) HIP - 35 in. (88.9 cm) LENGTH - 34 in. (86.36 cm) Please note the sizing label has been cut out.
£1,195.00

Missoni Multicolour Skirt Suit

Style Keyword : Suits Label 1 : Womens > Suits,Womens > MISSONI Gender : Female specification : Multi, ,
£449.72

Gucci grey cotton skirt suit

Style Keyword : Suits Label 1 : Womens > Suits,Womens > Gucci Gender : Female specification : Grey, ,
£523.05

Prada brown wool skirt suit

Style Keyword : Suits Label 1 : Womens > Suits,Womens > PRADA Gender : Female specification : Brown, ,
£410.62

1980s Lilli Rubin Black Velvet Jacket & Skirt Suit Set w/ White Satin Trim

Style Keyword : Suits Label 1 : Womens > Suits,Womens > NA Gender : Female Dial Colour : Black Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Black, ,
£635.00

Valentino Grey Wool Skirt Suit With Newspaper Print Lining - 1990's

Style Keyword : Suits Label 1 : Womens > Suits,Womens > VALENTINO Gender : Female Dial Colour : Grey Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Grey, , Size : 12 UK / 8 (US)
£400.00

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