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Vintage 1930s Purple Velvet Robe Lounging Dressing Gown Ladies Size Medium


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

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This is an exceptional quality silk velvet lounging robe or dressing gown that dates to the 1930s.  The robe has padded shoulders, a small gathered “puff” at the top of the “mutton-like” sleeve, in typical late 30s style and a V shaped neckline that is trimmed in metallic gold lace.  The end of the sleeves have zippers and a metallic lace insert.  The robe does up with two ties, each one affixed to the opposite edge of the robe.  The longer one is affixed to the left side and goes through a slot at the right side waist and around so that the two ties can be tied together at the left side. They can be tied in combinations that result in a tighter or looser fit. The piece is unlined and made in a full length.  The skirt is cut so that it falls in drapes, quite lovely.  With a few small additions, such as hooks at the neckline, this could easily be worn as a dress.

Age: 1930s

Label: No label 

Color: Purple in a bluish tone

Material: Silk velvet

Sizing: No size is indicated, but please rely on the following measurements for fit:

Shoulders: 15 1/4” across, seam-to-seam - note that the outer shoulders fit into the puff at the top of the sleeve

Sleeves: 26” long, from shoulder seam, including puff at top of sleeve

Sleeve Inseam: 20 1/2” long

Bust: 36” around, taken under the arms, depending on tie adjustment - meant to be somewhat loose

Waist:  28” around, depending on tie adjustment

Hips:  Full - 46” around, again, meant to be loose and falling in drapes

Overall length: 61"

Condition:  It is in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tear, stains or odors - there are a few small brownish marks (visible in last close-up photo), but this is quite minor.  The velvet has no pronounced marking.  This has been well cared for and stored over the years

This is an exceptional 1930s dressing gown - beautiful purple color and very soft velvet…..stunning!