1940s black velvet embellished opera coat
1940s black velvet hand sewn opera coat / evening duster with gorgeous gold metallic embroidered collar. fully lined, with fabric belt + tassels.
DESIGNER : hand sewn
MATERIAL : velvet, synthetic lining, beads and sequins
DECADE : 1940s
TAG SIZE : none
MODERN SIZE : x-small to small
MEASUREMENTS taken on flat garment
shoulders : 16.5"
bust : 19.5"
waist : 17.5"
hips : 23"
length : 54.5"
sleeve : 24"
CONDITION : excellent
(see vintage condition chart below)
all measurements taken on garment laid on flat surface
shoulder: shoulder seam to shoulder seam
bust: armpit to armpit
sleeves: shoulder seam to end of cuff
waist: measured at waist of garment, un-stretched OR 6"-8" under armpit
hips: measure approx. 8"-9" below waist
length: top back seam of garment to hem
sweep: (for gowns, coats) bottom hem seam to bottom hem seam
-- please keep in mind there might be a discrepancy of 1-2 inches -
VINTAGE CONDITION CHART
mint: pristine with no signs of wear - possibly deadstock
excellent: normal signs of wear and age, nothing easily visible.
great: minors flaws that have been repaired - very wearable
good: obvious flaws and/or mends but wearable
fair: numerous noted flaws and mends, some significant - still wearable