This piece is a costume piece made for a theatre production. It is a reproduction of an original 1940's coat.
Made from a knitted fabric in black, it has the classic shaping of the era with broad shoulders, velvet collar and cuffs and smart crossover bodice.
It fastens with three large poppers and the faceted plastic buttons are for decoration only.
To help the garment keep its shape, the bodice has been lined with off-white cotton which has been sewn into the main seams when the garment was made and so isn't removable.
Flat bust 19"
Flat waist 15"
Flat hip 21"
Shoulders between sleeves 15.5"
Underarm sleeve length 14.5"
Shoulder to waist 16.5"
Very good, has been little worn and fairly well made. Certainly has the look of a 1940's coat without the expense.