It’s getting chillier by the day, making it more and more difficult to face the cold in flimsical rayon dresses and thin silk blouses. It’s time to invest in some stylish wool dresses and skirt suits to see us through the winter without having to give up on glamour. QueensOfVintage has five lovely wool ensembles available to buy online now.

Fifties skirt suit

This deep red Fifties skirt suit has a fantastic lined, wool tie-belt jacket and wiggle skirt. The jacket is lined with faux fox fur to accentuate the plunge neckline, which together with the highwaisted skirt will give you the perfect hourglass shape.

Bust:40-41 inches
Waist:up to 36 inches
Sleeve Length:24 inches
Total Length:23.5 inches

Waist:up to 30 inches
Hips:up to 43 inches
Total Length:25 inches

Buy here for $375

il_430xN_103531283Fifties full-circle dress

What a delicious pouf of a party dress! This Fifties frock has holiday written all over it. A ruched cummerbund separates this super-soft black cotton-wool blend jersey bodice from a full skirt of velvet and satin taffeta horizontal stripes. Underneath, a layer of red netting holds the shape. Raglan-like sleeves extend from the bodice, while the neckline is trimmed in velvet.

bust 35 in / 88.9 cm
waist 27 in /68.6 cm
hips free
sleeves (from neckline) 17.5 in /44.5 cm
length 41 in /104.1 cm

Buy here for $165


il_430xN_96339313Sixties skirt suit

The colors of this Sixties skirt suit are just fantastic. Made by Friedmont and sold through Conrad and Chandler, the suit is in fab vintage condition. Wonderful blue buttons adorn the jacket and there is a metal side zip with matching button closure on the skirt. The cropped 3/4 sleeve jacket over a skinny sexy pencil skirt is the perfect vintage shape!


Shoulders: 16″
Armpit to armpit: 20″
Length: 20″
Sleeves: 22″
Waist: 13 1/2″
Hips: 19 3/4″
Length: 26″

Buy here for $48

il_430xN_92656314Fifties cape suit

This is an absolutely stunning two piece suit. The first piece is a beautiful tailored cape with lapel collar, four black matte vinyl covered buttons, fourteen inch arm slits, and completely lined in silky black fabric.

The pencil skirt is also fully lined and has a side seven inch metal zipper. The suit has a union label and is a vintage size 14. The suit is a Mr. Poodle division of Phyllis Inc. The fabric is a loose weave wool with a very striking black and taupe diamond design.

This is just an amazing outfit reminiscent of glamorous classy movie icons Barbara Stanwyck or Bette Davis.


Waist 13.5
Hip 19″
Waist to hem 23″

Shoulder to shoulder 18″
Armpit to armpit 18″
Shoulder to hem 22″

Buy here for $62

il_430xN_106881685Forties wiggle dress

Be both smoking hot and pleasantly toasty warm this holiday in this vintage Forties pin-up girl wiggle dress, which feels to be made of felted wool.

The pine green colour looks amazing. Talon side zip and hook-eye closures are at the back of neck. Fab detail: embroidered initials of the vintage vixen who originally owned this dress are embroidered on upper left shoulder. Excellent vintage condition, no flaws noted.


Bust 38
Waist 31
Hips: 40
length 40

Buy here for $48