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Old Hollywood elegance reins supreme in this princess seamed velvet evening coat or dressing gown of the late 1930s or early 1940s. Black silk velvet is trimmed at the collar with (a rather creamy shade of) white ermine. Lined in creme colored satin with a thick insulating underlining for warmth. Closes with inner tie at waist and a velvet covered button. Smaller velvet covered button closes this gem at the neck, while the collar is secured closed with a furriers hook and eye. Braided horsehair shoulder pads for extra drama.

I purchased this from a costumer I know and was informed that this was worn by local Portland, Oregon actress Adair Chappell in No Way To Treat a Lady at the Broadway Rose Theatre.

Find more photos of this garment here:

I do not pin clothing on models, but prefer instead to show you my garments on people they actually fit. Meaghan's measurements are 33-25-38 and she stands 5'8" tall.
-Bust: up to 38"
-Waist: up to 30"
-Hip: up to 50"
-Sleeve length: 24"
-Length shoulder to waist: 17"
-Shoulder seam to shoulder seam: 14" (17" from shoulder pad to shoulder pad)
-Length waist to hem: 37" + 1.5" hem
-Sweep: 84"

Good condition rating a 6 out of 10. There are only a few imperfections to note in this ready to wear garment. Priced with the following flaws in mind.
-There is a small hole in the bodice near the sleeve seam as seen in the 4th photo. I have applied fray check to keep it from getting any larger. I have also tacked the seam allowance to that side to keep the white underlining from showing.
-Velvet suffers from Oregonian disease. It has water spots through out the entire garment but mostly on the sleeves and on the lower half. This flaw is very hard to photograph on black velvet but the final photo gives you an idea of it.
-Lining has several small brown spots, but is in otherwise excellent condition.
-Loose threads here and there.

If you like this fancy coat, you may also enjoy my Outerwear section:

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Vintage 1940s Coat - Velvet Ermine Dressing Gown - 1930s Old Hollywood Winter Fashions


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  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Dimensions: Waist 28" Petite inches
  • Primary color: Black
  • Secondary color: White
  • Materials: velvet, ermine, satin
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 341 reviews
  • Favorited by: 379 people

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