Fabulous 1920s Unlabeled Black Wool & Deep Orange Coral Raffia Trim Flapper Coat or Dress
It is so hard to find exceptional twenties pieces anymore and this one is fabulous. It is a gorgeous twenties flapper coat can actually double as a dress because it closes all the way up. It is made out of a beautiful fine black wool that is light in weight and easy to wear. This is accented with the most unusual corded raffia finish that highlights all the edges of the coat. It has a beautiful drape and ease. It will fall to just about the ankles depending on your height and it has a loose and easy cut so can be thrown on over just about anything. The shoulders are soft and and the sleeves widen out as they near their ends. At the top of each shoulder are four bands of that amazing raffia trim. More raffia edges the neckline and falls all the way down the front and around the hem. Where the coat angles to cross over itself to close the four banding detail continues down from there to the hem. There is an elastic with a hooked end to hold the coat in place inside. You wrap it over you and it snaps into place on the other side. An attached strap curves around your back and then buttons in place. The body of the coat is almost tubular as a result with just a slight flare as it reaches the hem. There is also a button at the top of the neck and so that you can wear the neck open or closed. It is a fantastic and unusual design and a really stunning example of the creativity that you saw during this time period. Excellent overall condition with a small note below
It closes as described above. I see a couple of pinholes on the wool here and there but they are stable. The raffia was probably brighter when new but still remarkable bright given that its 100 years old. Hand finished throughout with ribbon edge finished interior. The loose and open cut should fit a range of sizes. For its age it is in remarkable condition
Sleeves: 23" from the slightly drop shoulder and 15" around the upper arm
Bust: 21" flat across from inner side seam to side seam
Waist: 20" flat across from inner side seam to side seam
Hips: 23" flat across from inner side seam to side seam
Length: 52" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.Note that antique and twenties pieces are final sale. They will be packed exceedingly well and we only sell pieces that will stand up to the stress of shipping, however, having pieces potentially shipped multiple times through multiple customs and countries is too hard on garments that are historically important and deserve to be treated with love and care. Please purchase accordingly.
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