The pattern’s a delicate green foliage on cream, and it has a smilarly ’50s-referencing feel to the current Prada range, edging around the frumpy but saving the day with decent tailoring. The sleeveless dress is a ’50s-style tulip shape with sharply nipped-in waist and pleated front, and the jacket just a dead plain two-button blazer. Together the combination is a bit overwhelmingly pale and uninteresting but individually each piece might work, especially the dress (much less mother-of-the-bride than the jacket). Oh, and it must have been expensive in its (relatively recent) time: it’s MaxMara. £3 to me, from Chiddingly jumble sale; it’s a small size 12 so Debs, I reckon this is for you. I can see you in the dress, if not the whole suit, certainly. Slight yellow mark on the front of the jacket near a pocket but it’s barely noticeable and could pass as part of the pattern (pollen?).
Many of Britain’s vintage-fiends and retro-geeks have been shopping at the Vintage At Goodwood festival this weekend; I went to a jumble sale instead and I reckon I found better-value bargains. More below.