Saturday, October 17, 2009

Weekend Eye Candy - Opera Coat 1937

Opera coats, like this one from 1937, are still pretty easy to find, as they were classic pieces that were always stored away in closets or attics. In fact, it wasn't unusual for a family to own one and pass it around between mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, and cousins for special occasions. Usually made of velvet, they often had ermine fur collars, as does this one.

3 comments:

Amanda said...

Totally gorgeous!

Shrinky Inky said...

I was born in Cuba in 1960 and fabrics were scarce to find once communism took hold, so much was recycled. I have a black velvet dress that was made for me when I was 3 from my great-aunt's opera coat. The velvet is the most beautiful I have ever seen - fortunately it was one of 3 dresses we were able to leave cuba with in 1965, and I still have it.

Ms. B said...

So beautiful!!!

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