Late 1920s to early 1930s full length black velvet opera coat with a winter white rabbit fur collar. The condition is outstanding!!
Please note the flash in some of the photos makes some whitish circular spots appears on the coat and has the collar look yellowed - IT IS JUST FROM THE FLASH. The coat is spotless and the collar color is a winter white.
This full length coat has bracelet length sleeves - the sleeves are just a bit shorter (a few inches above the wrist) to show off the ladies gloves and fancy bracelets usually rhinestones. The lining is done in white satin and it is perfect! There is an inside tie on the satin lining so the waist will cinch for a more figure flattering look. I did not realize this until after I turned it inside out on the mannequin so this coat is more shapely the first photo shows at the waist. I am uncertain of the size because there is no size tag only a store tag from The ADDIS Co (Syracuse & New York City). The black velvet is the plush crushed type of velvet - luxurious and soft. No rips, tears or stains. There is one velvet button at the mid point of the coat with a loop closure. There is a loop closure at the very top neck by the fur collar but no button ... this is the ONLY thing we can find wrong with the coat. It would be simple to add a black velvet button here. I'm not sure it is at all necessary as I had my wife try on this piece and it appears it would be fairly tight if it was buttoned up that high so it is a matter of personal preference. My wife is 5 foot 2 inches and a size 8. She had room in the waist/behind/bust and it just skimmed the top of her shoes....so it looks to be a size 10 BUT PLEASE READ THE MEASUREMENTS BELOW as we do not return for size on clothing.
Sleeve Length (top of shoulder down) - 24 inches Shoulder to shoulder (across back) -19 inches Under Arm to Under Arm (across back)- 18.5 inches Under Arm to Under Arm (across bust) - 19 inches Length (from top of shoulder seam to bottom hem) - 54 inches
This is a gorgeous elegant coat vintage that can be worn 3 seasons. You rarely find them in this condition. A real fashion treasure!