Size 8 1930s Evening Coat - Orchid Purple Velvet Opera Coat with Lilac Pink Satin Lining - Authentic 30s 40s Formal Redingote - Bust 37.5

$ 329.99

Victorian fairytale style velvet evening coat was made in the 1930s or early 40s, with a fanciful nod to antique fashion. It's a glamorous formal overcoat in a singularly beautiful hue, rich deep orchid purple with the palest lilac satin lining. This redingote style has a very pretty silhouette, buttoned to the front torso with a plunge neckline, and rich gathers above and below the waist panel. This 30s velvet opera coat has long full sleeves with buttoned cuffs, and femme appeal from a dramatic era.

Ladies' Size
8 to 9

Bust 37.5, Waist 27, Hip up to 44; Shoulder to Shoulder 14.5, Sleeve Length 26, Neck to Waist 17, Neck to Hem 53.5 Inches


None, beautifully made by hand, very neatly done

Dark lush orchid purple velvet, silky soft and plush, probably rayon; glossy lilac pinkish lavender satin lining; lilac crow's foot top stitching inside back neckline

Self buttons & velvet loops at center front torso


Condition Detail
Lovely condition, looks and feels sturdy inside and out; the bottom waist button has a tiny repaired hole next to it that's hidden when coat is closed; the cuffs have an unusual design/alteration, as there are two sets of buttons & loops on each cuff (one row of two, one row of four) so that the cuff can be closed to two different circumferences (approx 7 inches or 8 1/2 inches)

Washing Instructions
Dry clean, preferably by a cleaner experienced with vintage clothing

Please note: All measurements (bust - waist - hip) are the maximum body measurements that will fit the item. These measurements already have ease subtracted and they are not actual fabric widths. To get actual fabric widths add two inches at the bust - one inch at the waist and two inches at the hip.

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