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Circa early 50s ultra soft rich rayon velvet opera jacket. Lofty padded shoulders and billowy dolman sleeves taper to buttoned down cuffs on this jet black beauty. A wide rounded collar with pointed tips flow from a stand up collar at back - unique. It does up with one self-covered button just off center and it has two generous side pockets. The loops for the front and cuff buttons are made from the same velvet and the jacket is fully lined in a rich black satiny smooth synthetic. There are no labels and it is possibly not the original length, but it is very well made and perfect for any special outing!

NOTE: Photographs have been lightened to show detail.

Thanks to the members of the VFG for their help with this listing!

Photographs have been taken on a 5"10" size 3/4 mannequin.

Vintage size label: none and we estimate this would best fit a current size M to ML.

Please rely on the following for fit:

MEASUREMENTS: (laid flat and taken on the outside then doubled in inches unstretched)
Shoulder to shoulder - padded: 16.5
Arm: 24 inseam: 15
Bust - underarm to underarm, low armscye: 42
Waist: free 44
Bottom: 48
Length: seam of back collar down: 26.25

(see chart below):
Excellent! Depending on which way the light hits the jacket there is a small area on the front right panel (enlarge full front shot - lower left on your screen) just above the hem where the velvet has flattened - this should be resolved with a dry cleaning, but in no way detracts when wearing.

MINT: like new - no apparent wear
NEAR MINT: minimal, gentle wear from aging, no notable flaws
EXCELLENT: normal wear from aging, does not affect the wearing
VERY GOOD: worn, minor noted flaws, does not affect the wearing
GOOD worn and flawed only gentle wearing recommended
CUTTER: flawed - for study or as a pattern template

SHIPPING NOTE: If you are interested in more than one item, please contact us for an actual shipping quote as it may be less than the combined total shipping charges quoted below.

Vintage 50s Opera Jacket M ML Soft Rich Rayon Velvet


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: velvet, rayon, synthetic, rayon velvet
  • Ships worldwide from Canada
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