Vintage 1930s Opera Coat Black Silk Velvet Evening Wear M


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 This is a wonderful quality full length black silk velvet 1930s opera coat.  This 1930s opera coat features matching rope-like ties that wrap around the shoulders of the coat and tie at the centre neck.  The fabric is gathered at the shoulder in tucks so that it drapes through the bodice, front and back.   The skirt of the coat is cut with a wide flare to the hemline, so that it has a lovely sweep.  The waist is defined with a seam and closes with a matching covered button.  The neckline closes with a hook and eye.  The coat is fully lined in white taffeta. 

Age:  this 1930s opera coat dates to the late 1930s

Label: Only a National Recovery Board Consumers Protection label.  This label was instituted by the FDR White House in 1938 and was used through the 40s and 50s into the 60s.

Material: Silk velvet.  Beautiful quality, very soft

Sizing: No size is indicated, and although this 1930s opera coat should fit a medium size, please rely on the following measurements for fit, taking the thickness of the fabric and the style of the coat into account:

Shoulders: 18” across, seam-to-seam

Sleeves: 24 1/2” long, from shoulder seam

Sleeve inseam:  19 1/2”

Bust: 38” around

Waist:  32” around

Hemline:  94” around

Overall length: 60 1/2“

Condition: This 1930s opera coat is in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tear, stains or odour.  The only issue is that the roping around the shoulders is unstitched in a small area at the left front, an easy repair, if desired.  It looks to have seen very little use and was well stored over the years.

This is a fabulous example of 1930s opera coat - gorgeous fabric, beautiful full length style....sure to be noticed!