Vintage Blue Wool Tweed Dress & Coat Set 1960s B.H. Wragge Small

$ 150.00 $ 395.00

This exceptionally well made dress from the early 1960s ( Think "Pan Am" ) with matching unique coat features a "B.H.Wragge" Label, see more about that below- it indicates the top quality this outfit is! It was purchased at the Mollie  Abrahamson store in Wilkes Barre, Pa.

It consists of a baby blue texture wool sheath style dress, with short raglan sleeves and a unique neckline; full back zipper. 2 inseam pockets in the princess lines of the front. Lined in silk.
The coat, now here is a great style- it looks so simple, though short sleeved. The coat is slit to the waist on each side, and material is delicious nubbed out tweed. It is lined in blue satin. It has one inside security pocket.
The mannequin doesn't do it justice!
  
COAT

Marked Size: none

Bust: 44”

Shoulder: 17”

Sleeve from underarm: 3”
Sleeve from shoulder: 10”
Length (shoulder to hem): 38”

 

DRESS
Marked Size: none

Bust: 36”
Waist: 35”
Hips: 37”
Shoulder: 17”
Sleeve opening: 12”
Sleeve from underarm: 3”
Sleeve from shoulder: 7”
Length: 40”
CONDITION: Excellent
Here is some info on the label:
  • Here is some info on the label, if you care to read:
    BH Wragge was established in 1920 by Bernard H. Wragge. It was acquired by Sidney Wragge in 1931, as a maker of both men’s shirts and women’s blouses. By the late 1930s Wragge had developed the idea of separates and the company produced coordinated blouses, skirts, pants, coats, and other pieces that were meant to mix and match.
    From the late 1930s and into the 1950s each BH Wragge collection was based on a theme, with the fabrics often designed by famous artists. These clothes were geared toward a young customer and BH Wragge clothes were very popular with the college set. Toward the end of the 1940s the company changed its image somewhat and began doing more dresses and suits. By the 1960s they were producing evening dresses. The company closed in 1971.
    Written by Lizzie Bramlett