Vintage 1950s Rene Ruth Black Velvet Coat Dress

Raleigh Vintage

We really love this 50s coat dress because it can truly be worn as either a dress or a coat.  Medium weight, black cotton velvet.  Classic princess cut with a fitted bodice, nipped waist, and a semi-full skirt.  Large buttons down the front.  Black faille trim on the collar, pockets and cuffs.  Back belt.  Unlined.   Looks great worn by itself as a dress or unbuttoned as a Fall weight coat.

    Label:  Rene Ruth
    Fabric:  Cotton velvet  
    Circa:  1950s

    BEST FITS:   S/M depending if you're wearing as a dress or coat (see measurements)

    CONDITION:  Overall very good - excellent.  The dress shows light, normal wear.  The bottom button is missing, but it isn't terribly noticeable.      
    Shoulders:  15"
    Bust:  up to 35" 
    Waist:  up to 27"
    Hips:  up to 40"
    Length:  39"
    Sleeve length:  18.5"   
    Sleeve circumference:  14" at bicep

  • CARE:
    Dry clean.  Contact us if you need more detailed care instructions.

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