Original 1940s’ Ladies Swing Style Coat! Twinwood! Goodwood! SOLD!!


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Original Ladies' 1940s' Swing CoatOriginal 1940s’ Ladies Swing Style Coat

Price: £185


Original Ladies' 1940s' Swing Coat

Original 1940s’ Ladies Swing Style Coat

For sale, a lovely, original 1940s’ coat: classic 40s’swing style, deco detail and a fabulous 40s’ cut. This gorgeous wartime coat features a generous faux fur shawl collar, stylish button-detail cuffs and two inseam side pockets. The coat fastens on three marble-effect buttons.

Original Ladies' 1940s' Swing Coat

The coat has been carefully tailored to achieve that fitted/waisted look. Darts at the waist create that lovely hour-glass shape, so sought after in 1940s’ Britain, accentuating the full A-line profile of the skirt and allowing it to flow in an almost pleated effect to the hem.

Likewise, tucks and seams at the back of the coat form a flattering fit to the bodice and an almost US military silhouette in the folds and flow of the skirt.

The square boxed shoulders follow this theme, whilst the sleeve-to-shoulder pleats have a lovely, softening ruched appearance. Original Ladies' 1940s' Swing Coat

The brown oatmeal shade makes it very easy to pair this coat with any number of 1940s’ outfits. Imagine how flattering it would look over a 40s’ suit or tea dress!

The coat is made by a renowned garment maker Windsmoor, and carries the ‘Windsmoor Made in England’ label. It is fully lined in a soft, silky material and in a shade that compliments the coat’s exterior. There are two ribbon-ties inside to accomplish and even more stunning fit!

Original Ladies' 1940s' Swing Coat

Original Ladies’ 1940s’ Swing Coat

The condition of the coat is remarkably good for its age. We have noticed a couple of small moth nibbles, which have not penetrated the full garment and which you have to look for to see. At the front there are three small raised threads which we thought at first were darned moth holes but it appears that they may have been the original button threads and that the buttons, at some time in this coat’s history, have been moved. These do not detract, but are mentioned here for accuracy.

Original Ladies' 1940s' Swing Coat

Here are the measurements. They are approximations but have been carefully taken with the garment placed flat. Check these against an item of clothing that you already own for a good fit.

Underarm to Underarm: 20 inches {51cm}

Collar Seam to Hem: 44 ½ inches {113cm}

Shoulder Seam to Cuff: 24 ½ inches {62cm}

Original Ladies' 1940s' Swing Coat

Ready to wear, this lovely, original vintage coat would be perfect for a 1940s’ re-enactor ~ think Pickering, Twinwood and/or Goodwood Revival ~ stage or theatre costume or simply to add a touch of genuine vintage glamour to your wardrobe! 

Price £185 + Postage £9 = £194

If you would rather pay by good, old-fashioned cheque please reserve the item via email (skelets@btinternet.com) and send your cheque made out to ‘Skelets’ at Station 109, 1 East Grove, Rushden, Northants NN10 0AP. You can also pay direct via PayPal using the email address above or, of course, through this website’s Shopping Cart Checkout facility. Any questions, please email us.

Original Ladies' 1940s' Swing Coat