Sweet Disorder Vintage

1940s Black Gabardine Balloon Sleeve Coat

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Stunning 1940s coat in black wool gabardine. Strong padded shoulders and dramatic balloon sleeves contrast the nipped waist for a fabulous silhouette. I love the shirring at the shoulder yoke, it creates beautiful shaping over the bust. The big carved mother of pearl button has an opalescent shine. It is the only closure for the coat which can be worn belted or loose in swing coat style. It is tailored to nip at the waist, and there are belt loops but the original belt is lost to time. We've styled it here with a fab 90s DKNY corset belt that's also available.  You can find it here: corset belt. Any way you wear it this baby is 1940s film noir perfection.

Flat Measurements

Shoulders 16" seam to seam

Chest 20"

Waist 17" can be belted smaller

Hip 24"

Length 32"

Armscye 12"

Shown with no pinning, belted only on a size XS mannequin.

Label: None present, commercially made

Material: Wool gabardine

This 1940s coat is in excellent condition with no damage or staining. The crepe lining is also in beautiful shape. Freshly dry cleaned and ready to wear.

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size xs small medium large xl
bust 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42
waist 22-24 24-26 26-28 28-30 30-32
hips 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42


The flat measurements in the product description are the actual measurements of the garment when laid flat. Double the chest, waist and hip measurements for an idea of fit. Please remember to allow a little "space" in a garment beyond your body measurements for ease and a good fit.

If you are uncertain about fit you can measure a similar garment you own that fits you well and compare the measurements with the product. You can use the image below as a guide.


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