1940s red velvet finger tip length jacket
close up detail, cording embellishment at shoulders of 40s red velvet jacket
another view, 40s velvet clutch style swing jacket
close up detail, decorative metallic ball button at neck of 40s red velvet coat
another view, embellished shoulders
40s red velvet jacket, inside out to show white lining
close up detail, small flaw 40s red velvet clutch jacket
close up of another small flaw, 40s red velvet jacket
1940s red velvet finger tip length jacket
close up detail, cording embellishment at shoulders of 40s red velvet jacket
another view, 40s velvet clutch style swing jacket
close up detail, decorative metallic ball button at neck of 40s red velvet coat
another view, embellished shoulders
40s red velvet jacket, inside out to show white lining
close up detail, small flaw 40s red velvet clutch jacket
close up of another small flaw, 40s red velvet jacket

Women's 40s Jacket Red Velvet Dress Coat Vintage Embellished Medium

$ 125.00 Sale Save

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.

SIZE: No size label. Measurements taken with front edges meeting.

Measurements

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

FABRIC/COLORS: Cardinal red velvet - feels like rayon. Lining is white faille, and there's an inner layer of soft white flannel for insulation.

TAGS: No tags at all

CLOSURES: 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.

CONDITION: 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 embarrassment. 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.