1920s Velvet Coat Dress w White Zipper

Pieces from the twenties have their own unique specialness and this little dress that can also double as a light evening coat is no exception. It was surely hand made and has some quirks that go along with that, but is so charming that I can't help but love it more for that fact. Made of a sleek seal finish silk velvet, it has a simple cut with full shoulders and sleeves that narrow as they reach their cuffs. The collar is neat and simple and I love the painted off-white zipper that creates a graphic line up the center of the dress. The little bell shaped zipper pull is just charming as well. An attached tie creates shape at the waist and it has a early plastic cinch belt buckle. This is where it gets quirky - unless left loose and low it sort of sits off side. This could be corrected but I sort of love it like this so its been left as found! Excellent condition

Unlined and closes with the hand painted front zipper.

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.

Sleeves: 22"
Shoulders: 13.5"
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 49" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# C220

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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