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Vintage 1940s Fantastic Embroidered Bolero Jacket with Dickey

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♥ Description

This is fabulous black bolero from the 1940s. What makes it extra special is that it has a red dickey attached! The dickey is secured on one side of the neck and then attaches with snaps on the other (so it’s a high neck, but you can get it on. The dickey is some of stretchy jersey or nylon type material…different from the bolero. The bolero has shoulder pads (which you can remove if you prefer) and very long sleeves. They become more tapered around the wrist, so I wonder if the sleeves are supposed to have a blouson effect? On the bolero there is red hand-embroidery and there used to be more red trim along the edge, but that has since been removed (no damage to the bolero). There is a brand label that says “Petite Lady Modes” but no size or fabric content label. As you can see in the pictures, the dickey is open on the sides, but when you have it tucked in to something, that should keep it securely covering what you need covered. It looks great with a full black skirt (the one in the pictures will be available soon in a separate listing), but I think it would look equally good with a pencil skirt or high waisted black pants. Gorgeous!
(The color is more accurate in the first and fourth pictures...the red is a true red, rather than a tomato red).

♥ Measurements

Fits Edith wonderfully (measurements are 35-25-37)
Modern size XS or S
Bust: Really difficult to measure, but someone should have a small bust like Edith to fit in this well.
Length down back: 16.5 inches
Sleeve length: 23.5 inches
Narrowest part of the sleeve (at the wrist) is 4.5 inches measured flat (this is NOT doubled).
Shoulders: 15 inches

Measurements are taken flat and then doubled.

♥ Condition

Wonderful condition! As I mentioned, there was other trim around the edges at one time. It has been removed. You can only tell that it was there due to a teeny bit of thread left at the side hems. I had this professionally cleaned and it got rid of most of the the pencil marks that one makes before embroidering or attaching trim...in certain light you can still see a faint line, but again there is no damage to the fabric. There are a few very faint smudges on the dickey, like oil marks. Again, in some light they are not even noticeable. They are mostly hidden under the bolero and they were also hard to photograph, but I tried to show them in the last photo. All of this I feel is quite minor and certainly does not detract from this wonderful example of amazing 1940s fashion.


All measurements given are taken while the garment is flat and then doubled. Please check your own measurements carefully and measure an item of clothing that fits you well for comparison. Usually your measurements should be 1-2 inches larger than the garment in order to allow for comfort.

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Vintage 1940s Fantastic Embroidered Bolero Jacket with Dickey


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
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