Vintage 40s RED Velvet Dress Jacket Coat Embellished

A beautiful vintage 1940s jacket for that special occasion, but I can also see it looking fabulous with jeans and a sleek knit top! Epaulet style sleeves with shirring in front - the shoulders are embellished with self fabric cording curved and zig zagged in a decorative design, a fascinating approach to the 40s padded shoulder look without using pads.



No size label. Measurements taken with front edges meeting.


Inches Centimeters
Bust 45" 114
Shoulders 18" 45.75
Length 29" 73.5
Sleeve length from center back of neck 35" 89
Bottom circumference 49" 124.5

Cardinal red velvet - feels like rayon. Lining is white faille, and theres an inner layer of soft white flannel for insulation.


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Two heavy hooks & eyes at the neck. Overlaid is a knotted self fabric cord that loops around an amazing button - huge faux pearl partially encased in a metal filigree base.


I find a small 1/4" slit in the velvet of the upper inner left sleeve - see close-up. There is some subtle discoloration/storage dust along the tops of the shoulders that should come out with dry cleaning - I don't have a cleaner I trust, so am leaving that to the new owner. It can certainly be worn as-is without embarassment. Also, a former owner machine stitched a label inside the neck of the jacket - I have removed it, but there are some stitch marks visible in the nap on the outside - see other close-up.


$ 125.00