I was definitely born during the wrong time period. I think this black velvet Edwardian jacket is stunning. It fastens up the front with hook and eye closure. The buttons are just there for decoration. The decoration is a black silk satin and frog tassel trim. The bodice is extremely heavy due to the padding, velvet, and the lining is intact. It is a beautiful garment. In really good condition. Very heavy in weight. Waist measurement: 25". Bust 33".