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US WW2 Womens Ike jacket.
Introduced for use in Europe during WW2 it was officially called "Women's wool field jacket" but was popular know as the Ike jacket, due it's style being popular with General Eisenhower.
This short length W.A.C. (Womens Army Corps) Enlisted Women's dress tunic was introduced as a replacement for the previous longer tunic, this hip length jacket was a more practical design for field use.
This was issued to enlisted personnel but it can also be seen being worn by officers with officers rank on the collars and epaulets.
This short Ike tunic was worn with the matching skirt or the Women's slacks (trousers). Please note this is a 1940's style so the trousers and skirts were worn high and the short Ike jacket was worn on the waist band of the trousers.
The reproduction WW2 American Women's Ike jacket by Kay Canvas has the following features:
|UK Size||Chest||Waist||Back Length||Sleeve Length|
|UK 8||52.5 cm||37 cm||50 cm||50 cm|
|56 cm||39 cm||52 cm||50 cm|
|UK 12||58 cm||42.5 cm||53 cm||51 cm|
|UK 14||60 cm||44 cm||54 cm||51.5 cm|
|UK 16||63 cm||47 cm||55 cm||52 cm|
|UK 18||65 cm||49 .5 cm||56 cm||53 cm|