Scrumptious this set belonged to my mother, who must have worn it as a teenager for a special event. The leather is heavy and thick, with a suede finish. The parts of both the vest and skirt are lashed together with leather cording.The colors have not faded; the red is still deep and rich. I can't imagine it was worn more than once or twice; it's in fantastic condition. The only signs of age are the fold marks, and some light impressions in the suede made by the cording as the pieces lay folded together. There is one pair of lightish rub marks on the vest. The skirt is "unlashed" from the waist down for about 5-1/4; i assume this was to facilitate getting it on and off. There are a few miniscule pinpricks around the waist; very very tiny. The photos show all of these details. My mom was quite petite in her youth. She had the teensy mid century waistline :skirt:23" waist17-1/2" longvest:17-1/4" long in the back19" long in the front13-1/2" from the outer edge of one shoulder to the other18" armpit to armpit.