Vintage 1940s Bed Jacket Fitted Bolero Quilted Silk Boudoir Hostess Hand Made

$108.63

Shipping to United States: $15.21

Genuine Vintage 1940s bed jacket or cocktail jacket with a winged turn back detailing to the collar, and fluted 1/2 sleeves
The shoulders are lightly padded
The quilting is lambs wool.
All the stitch work has been done in silk thread, this also applies to the quilting.
It’s absolutely pristine and without any damage, repairs or age marks.

These jackets look so beautiful when worn, as intended, over a silk full length bias cut nightgown.
An essential garment for the boudoir
This is a most gorgeous jacket, originally made as a bed or Boudoir jacket or robe, they have been adapted to be used as evening wear, and perfect to team with a pencil skirt or pedal pushers, elegant with silk palazzo pants, or something to place around the shoulders when the nights are a little cool, when a coat will not do.

The fabric is 100% silk originating from China the lining is a fine linen and in a shade of pink which is called tea rose. Both fabrics must have cost an absolute fortune in the early 1940s, when the jacket was originally made
The garment is sized small
I have taken the measurements when the garment was laid flat, please compare against a similar garment for the correct fit

Guide size 8

The jacket
Bust; 36”
Waist; 36”
Across the shoulders; 15.5”
Nape to hem; 21”
Sleeve; 18”

The jacket is a fabulous and rare find, it was professionally dry cleaned in February and is ready to wear. Perfect for retro weddings or themed weekends over a cocktail dress when a full length coat will not do, or as intended over a silk Boudoir gown.

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Saturday 09.00-11.30

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Shipping from United Kingdom

Processing time

3-5 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • United Kingdom : 3 - 5 business days
  • United States : 3 - 10 business days
  • North America : 3 - 10 business days
  • Europe : 3 - 10 business days
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 5 - 10 business days
  • Asia Pacific : 3 - 10 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

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