This elegant coat frock was based on a vintage pattern from 1954. The coat frock, which is a dress that reads like a coat, begun its popularity in the 1920s and reappers in the 1950s. While both decades have an interpretation of the coat frock, the silhouettes couldn't be more different. In the 1920s, the fashion trended toward androgynous silhouettes that minimized the accentuation of female curves. An excellent example of the 20s coat frock is the April. As you can clearly see, the 1950s celebrated the female form. This ultra feminine design is flattering to most body types as it has a princess line. The lack of a seam dividing the bodice from the skirt is particularly flattering to longer waisted as well as curvy bodies. The Eva is stitched in black bengaline. The center front panels flow into the sailor collar which is framed in braiding also seen along the back seams. This dress has slender three-quarter sleeves and velvet buttons at the front and on the collar.
Dry clean only.