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Vintage 1950s Black Velvet Evening Coat Ladies Size L


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

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This is a vintage 1950s black velvet coat.  The coat has a large shawl collar that covers the shoulders and upper back.  It has no closures, so simply folds over at the front.  It has full cut sleeves that taper slightly at the elbow.  The back is structured so that it falls in drapes - this looks great on the body.  It has a pocket at either side.  The coat is fully lined in baby blue satin fabric.  The coat would provide some warmth in a colder climate although it isn’t meant for harsh winter use - it really is more of an evening coat.

Label:  None.  This looks like it was manufactured, but it could have been custom made by a couturier.

Material:  Velvet, probably rayon velvet, but very soft and of nice quality

Sizing: There is no size label, and although this should fit a large size, please rely on the following measurements for fit (please take the style of the coat and thickness of the fabric into consideration):

Shoulders:  16” across from shoulder/sleeve seam to shoulder/sleeve seam

Sleeves:  24 1/2” long

Sleeve inseam: 17”

Bust: 42” around, taken under the arms, with a normal overlap at the front

Waist:  41” around, with a normal overlap at the front

Overall length: 41", measured flat

Condition: It is in very good condition with no noted wear, tear, staining or odour. 

This is an easy to wear velvet coat - nice 50s styling!