Sweet Disorder Vintage
1940s Lilli Ann Balloon Sleeve Coat
Vintage 1940s coat. Iconic post war late 40s Lilli Ann silhouette. Fabulous balloon sleeves and square padded shoulders. The simple criss-cross front and small lapels keep the focus on the dramatic silhouette. Hem falls below the hip. Side slits on the hips for ease accented with black buttons. The sleeves are couture quality construction, with long fitted cuffs and structural pleating to create the huge volume through the arm. Cuffs finish with snaps at the wrist for ease. Satin lining. The only closures are a snap and hook & eye at the waist. Wool blend fabric. Label: Lilli Ann California, and a union label for the National Recovery Board for Coats & Suits. Very good condition. A small 2 cm mend on the back of the collar, and a few mended moth bites (see photos). There is a little subtle variation in the dye mostly on the sleeves, hidden by the folds of the fabric. The lining also shows dye shift and mild wear. Structurally sound, clean fresh & ready to wear.
Flat Measurements~Shoulders 16" seam to seam Chest 19" armpit to armpit Waist 14" Hip 18" Length 33" Armscye 9". It would be easy to move the snap and hook & eye to adjust the size of the waist for a perfect fit. Shown on a US size 4 mannequin.