Vintage Gold Metallic Brocade Evening Coat 1960s Ladies Size Medium


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

This is a very rich looking vintage evening coat featuring a metallic gold brocade fabric.  The fabric is woven with a paisley and foliate pattern in gold, with silver accents, against a deep purple silk background that almost appears black due to the contrast with the gold.  I believe that it dates to the 1960s - it looks very much like something that one of the beautiful people would have worn.  It did come from a wealthy estate.  The fabric looks to me to have probably originated in India or a neighbouring country.  The coat has no collar, an open neckline and 3/4 length sleeves that have padded “puff” caps.  The coat is lined with a very nice quality pearl white satin fabric.  The coat closes with four covered buttons and loops located at the waistline - the skirt is open except for fabric overlap.  It is tailored to accent the waist and then flare widely to the hemline. 

Label: No label

Sizing: No size is indicated, and although it should fit a medium size, please rely on the following measurements for fit taking the style of the garment into account:

Shoulders:  14” across from one shoulder seam to the other shoulder seam - note that the shoulder cap extends into the sleeve cap

Sleeves: 23” from the shoulder seam

Sleeve Inseam:  17 1/4” 

Bust: 36” around 

Waist: 33” around

Hips:  42” around

Length: 53”

Condition:  It is in excellent condition with no pronounced wear, tear, stains, odours or other defect.  

This is a fabulous 60s era evening coat - gorgeous fabric, classy evening wear!