Otherworldly and oh so witchy 1880s Victorian bodice jacket featuring insane velvet lattice with spiderweb thread, gauntlet sleeves, pintucking through the bust and torso, and decorative stitching throughout. This piece is so heavy, so luxurious and so incredibly well-made, it's an honor to have in the shop! Fully lined, hook & eye closures at front, side and shoulder.
MEASUREMENTS: (taken with garment lying flat; bust, waist & hips doubled for your convenience) →shoulder to shoulder: 16 inches →bust: 32 inches →waist: 28 inches →sleeve length: 26 inches
ESTIMATED SIZE: X-Small to Small
CONDITION: Very good antique condition with some things to note. There is some normal, general wear to the lining, most noticeably the lambswool at the top and some underarm discoloration. There are a few places of stress, the most noticeable at the top of the shoulder, as pictured, and a few of the spiderweb threads that have come loose. Altogether, this is an incredibly rich, decadent garment that presents well and looks beautiful worn when treated with care & respect. Please keep in mind this is an antique garment, which means minor signs of wear are to be expected. Any significant flaws are always noted in the description. All garments are mended, cleaned and ready to wear unless otherwise noted.
COLOR: Black with golden-beige
MORE INFORMATION: No maker or contents labels; certainly handmade for a wealthy customer. It appears to be made of crepe gabardine, satin and silk velvet. Steam lightly as needed.
PLEASE NOTE: Because sizing varies greatly based on year, brand and garment type, we recommend you compare the measurements noted above to an article of clothing you already own that fits you well. All garments are measured lying flat unless otherwise noted. Black Cat Clothiers cannot accept returns due to fit, so please pay careful attention to these measurements and ask questions before purchasing! Additionally, all of our clothing is pre-owned and vintage, which means each piece may feature minor signs of wear. Take a look at our store policies for more information.