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Lilac vintage 50s 60s housecoat evening coat robe

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Beautiful vintage housecoat / dressing-gown or evening coat

A charming vintage piece, circa 1950's/1960's
A shimmery lilac base features all over blue squiggle embroidery.
The fabric has a lovely sheen to it, almost a silk moire effect.
Buttons all the way up. Features one side pocket, and matching waist sash. Fully lined.

This would have originally been worn as a housecoat. The squiggle pattern lends the garment a quilted effect. It is rather warm, and would be great for recreating the 50's housewife look. Alternatively, it could be worn as a jazzy evening coat, the perfect topper for your vintage ensemble.

Label - This garment was made by Pelaw, a North-Eastern company whose factories were demolished in the 1970's. The label reads "CWS Pelaw - QUALITY and STYLE". Pelaw is an important part of British Textiles history; "Pelaw came into being due to the huge Victorian factory complexes of the CWS or Co-Operative Wholesale Society which was the manufacturing division of the then burgeoning Co-Op company" (taken from Wikipedia).

Condition- The garment is sturdy and wearable, by no means falling apart or delicate. No funny smells. The material has a fair share of marks. At first I was unsure as to whether or not the marks were part of the pattern (they are light blue in shade), but I now believe them to be some sort of bleach marks (see photos). These are noticeable only when looking close up , and blend in quite well. The largest mark is on the sleeve, which I have shown a close-up of.

Size - No size given, I would estimate this to be a size small-medium, or a UK 8-12.

Lilac vintage 50s 60s housecoat evening coat robe

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