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1930s Floral Silk Crepe & Marabou Feather Dolman Sleeve Cocoon Evening jacket


The floral pattern featured on this vintage cocoon jacket echoes the increasing trend for large and abstract prints during the 1930s. While clearly a representation of flowers, petals and leaves are articulated with broken lines and fractured shapes. Having left the quaint repeat patterns of Victoriana in the dust, showy blooms like these were used to wrap women in luxurious femininity.

Made from screen-printed silk, the full cut of this jacket style maximizes the beauty of the material by keeping piecing and seaming to a minimum. Dolman sleeves rest lightly on the shoulders and arms with generous volume gathered softly between the wrist and main jacket.

A graduated hem drops down softly at center back with added volume rounding out the profile much like a sack-back dress. Black marabou feathers edge the center front opening and finish the sleeves with chic pom-pom like cuffs. The front hangs open, with a self-fabric sash attached at waist level inside the feathered edging. This unlined jacket, which feels as light as its feathery trim, is poised to transform a glam jumpsuit or basic black dress into stunning fashion.

Size estimate: XS/S/M


Length front: 20 inches

Length back: curves from 21inches on the sides to 23 inches center back.

The sleeve is dolman style with no actual seam so the arm width is very generous up to 16 inches wide. This vintage evening jacket from the 1930s is in excellent condition. Made from silk, its cocoon style features a bold multi-color floral print against a deep black background.

Generously cut dolman sleeves hang lightly on the shoulders and arms, with volume gathering softly between the cuffs and main jacket bodice. A graduated hem scoops down at center back. Black marabou feathers edge both the cuffs and the center front, which closes with a self-fabric waist sash. The jacket is unlined. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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