* VINTAGE DE BALL VELVET FLORAL PLEATED CLUTCH SWING EVENING COAT MADE IN THE USA
A striking vintage pleated clutch coat by Portrait Made in the USA in a beautiful lush de Ball velvet.
There are shades of deep Neptune Blue, Classic Teal and Swisse Coffee on a velvety black background.
Love the 3 large pleats which start at the back of the neck and travel down the bodice and then expand into the body of the coat. Fully lined with a taffeta like fabric.
2 angled pockets. Shoulder pads in the coat for shaping and could probably be removed if one would split the lining open to do it. The coat is made of de Ball velvet shown on the label and the label says "Water Repellant, Crease and Stain Resistant 100% Cotton." There is a vintage tag from the Ladies Intl. Garment Workers Union stating the coat was manufactured in the U.S.A.
Perfect with slacks, a skirt, a dress, jeans or worn as an evening coat over a cocktail dress when going out and you want to look fabulous.
By: Portrait - Made in the U.S.A.
Size: No tag so go by the measurements for a good fit. I wear a size 10 and it fit me although the sleeves came above my wrist by a couple of inches but this coat may have been designed to wear with evening gloves and has 7/8 length sleeves.
Approximate Measurements – This means the measurements of the item listed – not of your own figure. You must be a few inches smaller than the measurements shown.
Bust: all the way around appx 48
Shoulder to shoulder: Cannot measure because of the way the sleeves are set in at an angle
Sleeve from neck: 27
Fabric: de Ball Velvet - Water Repellant, Crease and Stain Resistant 100% Cotton velvet
Care: No tag but probably dry clean
Condition: Very good with the exception of there is a section about an inch up on the lining which measures appx 4" x 5" that has a number of holes (photo) largest one about 2-1/2" long x 1" with others smaller. A piece of black lining fabric could be sewn on behind this section which the cleaners could do or just leave it as no one is probably going to see the lining at the bottom of the coat.
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Since these are vintage items, a bit of extra care needs to be taken with them so they remain beautiful & I definitely would never put a vintage nightgown or a peignoir in the dryer as it would ruin it.
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