VINTAGE JAEGER BLACK VELVET & WOOL CREPE EVENING DRESS MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN - SIZE 14

$ 69.99 $ 119.99

The following information is from the vintage fashion guild label resource site & my thanks to them jaeger was established in 1883 by lewis tomalin, a london businessman who believed in the health benefits of wearing only animal fiber clothing as advocated by a german doctor, gustav jaeger. Tomalin acquired the rights to jaeger's name and imported clothing from germany. After 5 years, he began manufacturing the clothing in britain.

In the late 1920, jaeger changed their focus from health to fashion, and completely updated their image. They began to make and sell co-ordinated ensembles that could be mixed and matched.

Jaeger continued to make clothing exclusively from wool until 1953, when they used other fabrics for the first time. Jean muir worked at jaeger from 1956 to 1961.

In the 1990s, jaeger seemed to be losing ground to labels with a more hip image. Designer bella freud was brought in to update jaeger's look.

A sophisticated vintage black velvet & wool crepe dress by jaeger made in great britain - black velvet set-in yolk with a turtleneck - lots of fullness in the crepe under the velvet - the dress will hide a lot of figure flaws if you have any with the turtleneck & the no-waist style - full sleeves with cuffs & faceted sparkling buttons - extra button inside in case one should be lost - back zipper with 2 black faceted buttons at the top on the turtleneck - perfect for fall & winter & especially the holidays

By: jaeger - made in great britain
Size: 14
Bust: 50 but you cannot go to the max as the it is supposed to have folds in the front
Waist: 46
Hips: 46
Sleeve from neck: 29-½
Length: 41-1/2
Fabric: cotton velvet & wool crepe
Care: dry clean
Condition: very good

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Care Instructions

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Please remember that unless specified all items have been used and will show varying signs of use or wear. We always list the obvious imperfections to the best of our abilities. However, some slight imperfections that will not show or affect wearing or using the item may slip by or not be considered worth mentioning.

Vintage nightgowns & peignoirs may be delicate so I do not wash them in the machine. I wash them in lukewarm water with Woolite or some other mild soap, then rinse & hang dripping wet in the shower.

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.

The items are sold as we find them. We do not dry clean, launder, alter or repair vintage clothing and they should be cleaned or washed upon arrival. Please make your selection carefully & check the measurements as there is no return on clothing or other items.


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