Absolutely beautiful housecoat from the late 1940s or early 1950s labelled "CHASLYN Model".
Made from satin finish artificial silk with an incredibly smooth feel, it is lined in black artificial silk with the exception of the sleeves.
The nipped in waist, oversized shawl collar and deep turned back cuffs are wonderful examples of luxury styling. Add in the two neat pockets, the impressive 4 metre sweep at the hem and the long sash belt and you are looking at a true film star quality garment.
The photos really do not do justice to this beautiful piece and don't capture the vibrancy of the design.
I have the "sister" robe for in a different colourway for sale. They came from the same family estate and were originally owned by twin sisters.
It is labelled 36 but there is a bit of room if you don't use the fastening at the waist so it would fit up to a 38" bust. However, to ensure it will fit you properly please compare the measurements below to a similar garment you already own.
Flat bust taken across the back 18" and on the front 19"
Flat waist taken across the back 14" and on the front 17"
Shoulders between sleeves 15"
Shoulder to waist 16"
Shoulder to hem 57"
Underarm sleeve length 16.5"
Sweep of fabric at hem 160"
The robe was dry cleaned and placed in storage, where it has remained for some years. It has a very slight odour of the chemicals but I've had it hanging for a couple of days and the smells is dissipating. Structurally it is in beautiful condition with no damage but there are a few marks to note;
- 5 marks on the left collar
- 3 marks on the right collar
- small marks on the right sleeve in the cuff area
- oval mark on the back of the skirt
- small marks on the left cuff
- there are some scattered marks in the skirt. Because of the fullness they are lost within the folds and the design but they are there when you look for them
- there are some small marks on the very edge of the hem