1950s Blue Silk Floral Jacket & Dress with Belt by Jerry Gilden NY

  • $ 65.00
  • Only One Available: In Stock
Classic tailored silhouette, beautiful blue floral fabric

Approx. Size: Size Small, but please check measurements below

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Jerry Gilden

One of a kind vintage piece - Get it...

Classic tailored silhouette, beautiful blue floral fabric

Approx. Size: Size Small, but please check measurements below

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Jerry Gilden

One of a kind vintage piece - Get it before it’s gone

Gorgeous two piece silk floral vintage suit.  Sleeveless dress is perfect for daytime wear.  Add the jacket for more formal events or cocktail. Suit would be perfect for exiting your wedding reception.  Silk sleeveless dress in a medium and light blue floral design. Matching short waist jacket and belt.    Dress has front and back bust darts and is fitted with size metal zipper.  Closed back vent.  Short two-button jacket with notched collar and 3/4 sleeves. Jacket is lined. Looped threads at each side hold the wide stiff belt in place. Large oversize buckle in same fabric.  

Label size is vintage 12 but this dress is small, but please check measurements listed below. 

Jerry Gilden made of moderately-priced women’s ready-to-wear in the 1940s &1950s. At one time the company was one of the top five producers of women’s dresses in the United States.  His main designer was a woman named Giselle. She was responsible for designing the dresses and separates that made the Gilden name famous.  Jerry Gilden closed in 1960.

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:   
Jacket -
Shoulders: 18" (45.5 cm)
Bust: 19" (48 cm)
Length – Center Back: 15½” (39 cm)
Sleeve: 15" (38 cm)
Sleeve Opening:  5" (12.5 cm)

Dress -   
Shoulders: 18" (45.5 cm)
Bust: 17½" (44.5 cm)
Waist: 13" (33 cm)
HIps: 18½" (47 cm)
Length – Center Back: 38” (95.5 cm)
Zipper: 13" (71 cm)

Belt:  31" x 2" (78.5 x 5 cm) ; 26" to first hole; 28" to last hole (66 - 71 cm); buckle 2.5" square (6 cm)

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When is a size 12 not a size 12? When it‘s vintage.

Today’s sizes have very little correlation to clothing size labels from past decades.   Over the past 20+ years designers and manufacturers have fed our egos by making standard size numbers smaller and smaller. Back in the 1960s there was no size 0.  The smallest size was a 6. Plus today’s men and women are fitter, taller and have much more muscle tone of than people of earlier eras. Even today‘s undergarments make a difference. Today’s woman isn’t corseted, girdled or wearing a stiff bra. So even the thinnest of people sometimes have trouble with vintage sizing.


When shopping for vintage clothing at MadgesHatbox look at the “measured flat” sizing in each vintage clothing listing.  This means the garment was lying on a table and measurements were taken from side-to-side. To compare, pull a like piece from your own closet. Place it flat on a table and measure across the front at the shoulders, bust, waist and hips. The bust measurement is taken directly under the armpit. It’s also a good idea to measure your sleeve length from the end of the shoulder to the wrist.


Keep these measurements handy and to be safe sure you are buying from a reputable shop like MadgesHatbox that accepts returns. If you have specific questions send us an email or give us a call at 404 850-1757 and we are happy to help.  You can read our complete return policy here.



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