1950s Black Silk w Red Embroidered Floral Detail Swing Coat

This matches the dress listed today and is a beautiful 1950s swing coat. It is made from a very fine, high end silk. The silk has a beautiful red thread woven through and used in the black silk base to create the beautiful little floral designs sprinkled over its surface. The red is not a true metallic thread but it seems to almost glow in real life. It is really something special and much better in person then how the camera has captured it here - the color is even richer and more true. (One thing to note - the color is a true red - in the label photo it has more of a orange hue and that is the camera lighting not the true color - the other photos are far closer) The little floral medallions are woven directly into the silk. The coat is cut with a looser, swing shape that is pure fifties. It has a large rounded collar and closes down the front with faceted raised jet black buttons. It has pocket flaps on each hip but they are decorative only. The sleeves end just past the elbows and the back has that wonderful swoop of fabric typical of the period. It is a nice light weight and very well made.  The shop label it still has was a high end one and I would not be surprised if this was a designer piece that has lost its label. Really it is a steal at this price. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a black silky rayon satin that has a pretty print woven though it that reminds me of the linings used for men's suiting in this time period. It closes with buttons down the front. Hand finished and beautifully made. The loose cut will allow it to fit a range of sizes

Sleeves: 18"
Shoulders: 16"
Bust: 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 25" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 41" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG

Item# C442

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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