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1930s Vintage Opera Coat in Black Velvet


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

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Age: 1930s

Color: Black

Materials: Silk Velvet, Rayon Satin Lining

Sizing: There is no size label, but please rely on the following measurements for fit, taking the thickness of the fabric and style of the garment into account:

  • Shoulders: 17 1/2" across seam-to-seam
  • Sleeves: 21" long from shoulder seam
  • Sleeve Inseam: 17"
  • Bust: 36" around
  • Waist: 36" around
  • Hips: 40" around, but meant to hang somewhat loosely
  • Overall Length: 53"

Fabulous opera/evening coat dating to the early 1930s. Coat features gorgeous quality silk velvet and is lined in off-white rayon satin. Striking pleated and gathered blouson back (appearance of being smocked) and loose sleeves that gather at the cuffs for a pleated effect. Fastens with an interior strap, button at the waist and button at the neck. Coat could be worn with the neck open, as either side forms a lapel (see photo of the piece posed like this).


  • velvet is in very good condition with tears, stains or odors
  • some water "splash" marks, primarily to one area at the back, but also a few here and there- a proper dry cleaning should take care of this, but they are fairly minor, considering that these coats almost always have some marking
  • otherwise, coat looks to have seen very little use and was well stored over the years