Friday, February 2, 2018

What to wear in case of six more weeks of winter..






From the seller:

PLUS SIZE ANTIQUE VICTORIAN-EDWARDIAN PERIOD HOODED LIGHT YELLOW SILK VELVET BROCADE OPERA COAT

THREE EXCEPTIONAL LARGE SILK HEAVY TASSELS ATTACHED TO THE HOOD

EXTERIOR VELVET BROCADE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH A FEW TINY HOLES

HEAVY SILK SATIN LINING IS STARTING TO WEAKEN AND THERE IS SOME SHREDDING

SHEEPSKIN COLLAR BACKING IS STARTING TO WEAKEN ON COLLAR EDGE

PLUS SIZE 22-24+

46+ BUST

49 INCH LENGTH

18 INCHES SHOULDER TO SHOULDER SEAMS

24 INCHES CUFF TO SHOULDER SEAM

34 INCH SLEEVES CUFF TO CENTER COLLAR ALONG THE OUTER EDGE

CODE 0035


From Me:

This isn't really "plus sized". It is a bit larger but maybe a modern size 10 or 12 in US sizes? It was meant to be very bulky. It's most likely from the early teens. They were still big into tassles but they also loved a bit of fur or feathers around the cuffs.
1912 Fashion Plate

1911 Coat at the Museum of London

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