This beautiful vintage satin bed jacket with applique detail could also be worn as a bolero over a top or with a dress to give some Hollywood glamour to any occasion! She’s in very good condition for her age – which is more than can be said for me!
This vintage applique bed jacket has two narrow pale blue ribbons for tying at the front and two shallow appliqued pockets at the front. She has narrow lace edging. A real sweetie for a lover of vintage.
Approx Size – in today’s UK sizing, I would say it is a size 10 The jacket is modelled on a vintage bust which measures about 36″ but it may depend how you wish to wear it. Open, or with some cleaveage, you might be alright if you’re a size 12 but please compare the width of the sleeve with something you already wear. If you wish to wear the jacket more modestly, I would suggest a 34 inch bust or a small cup 36″.
In relation to her age she could date anywhere from the 1930s (when serging or overlocking stitching became more popular in ready-to-wear fashion) to the 1950s. The fabric has the appearance of satin but, equally, it could be rayon. Again, in the 1930s, rayon became a much more affordable alternative to silk so it could well be rayon. Either way, she remains a real vintage beauty, I think.
Condition: I could only find two small ‘bruises’ to the fabric on the back shoulder and a small tear to the lace trim on the right sleeve (just underarm). Pretty minimal damage given her age.
If you would like further measurements, please let me know.
*If you would like her to be shipped abroad please email me or phone me before ordering as I’m sure we could do something about the shipping costs as she is so light.