Adolph Schuman started Lilli Ann in San Francisco, California in 1934 after his wife Lillian. It is my understanding that he worked for MGM before launching his own line.

Notice the sleeves and cinched waist that make the suits ultra feminine and stylish. These days we often go shorter, tighter, or use less fabric to achieve such a look. The last suit is my favorite and according to the ad it was about $95. Perhaps, if I try hard enough, I can pull off a DIY similar to it.

By the way, did you catch the “For young and exciting women of all ages” in the 3rd image. What if women, of all ages mind you, had at least one piece in their closet similar to these? Would you wear Lilli Ann?

(images: myvintagevogue)