Unusual 1920s Unlabeled Black Wool & Coral Raffia Trim Flapper Coat or Dress
This 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 om weight and easy to wear. This is accented with the most unusual raffia feeling finish that highlights all the edges of the coat. It has a beautiful drape and ease. It will fall to just about the ankles sitting higher or lower depending on your height. 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 that same four band detailing runs down from there to the hem. There is an elastic that hooks to hold the coat in place inside. You then wrap it over you and it snaps into place all the way over at the side. From there is an attached strap that curves around your back and then buttons in place on the other side. 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 you can choose to wear the neckline 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 now. Hand finished and ribbon edge finishes 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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