1930s Floral Satin Jacket with Buttoned Cuffs

This is a really good 1930s jacket when floral satin fabrics were the height of fashion and sophistication for dinner and cocktail-wear. This has a really excellent print made up of a floral spray of what looks like irises and roses amongst others. It has a wide tapering lapel collar in a deep V and fastens with a double button and hook and eye fastening. The sleeves are shaped around the elbow and are well tapered as they head towards the wrist with a long row of ornamental satin buttons that stand proud of the side seam. Each cuff actually closes with two popper buttons. It is remarkable that these satin ones are all present and in such good condition. The jacket also has a fantastic quality, quilted black silk lining.

The piece is not labelled but it's likely to have been part of a dress set. At some point sweat guards were attached; these could easily be removed, however, they are in excellent condition and we've left intact. Furthermore, this jacket has been made bigger in the past; the two front darts have been removed and the side seams have been let out very gently leaving the faintest stitch marks. These cannot be noticed when worn and the jacket can absolutely be returned to its original size with no issue. The darts on the back are intact. We often return let out items to their original size but this has been done so well and the new owner may relish this jacket's larger size. The satin is in impeccable antique condition save for a very small mark on one cuff (photographed). Suitable for up to a UK size 16 or US 12.

Bust - 42 in. (106.7 cm)
Waist - 38 in. (96.5 cm)
Hip - 42 in. (106.7 cm)
Length - 23 in. (58.4 cm)
Shoulders - 17 in. (43.2 cm)

Pickup available at CIRCA VINTAGE

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Will you set anything aside for me before I come?

We are happy to find anything you may be interested in from our website - please let us know a week in advance. 

We also have an extensive offline collection. If you let us know your size, style, favourite colour to wear and perhaps your budget, we can browse through our archive in advance of your appointment. 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Clients may wish to bring modern shapewear when trying on garments from certain eras, especially the 1950s. Vintage clothing was often worn with undergarments that shaped the waist and as such is tailored for them.

We have a huge variety of slip dresses and petticoats to complete your look; many of which are also for sale.

You may also wish to bring your favourite footwear. We often find a classic pair of nude shoes work well when trying on, or a pair in gold or silver.

Do you have a price range?

Many of our lower-priced pieces (under £150) are not available to buy online. Our prices range from £80 - £600 for separates. Dresses start at around £150 and go up to £2,500 for the very best antique pieces and designer vintage. Our bridalwear ranges from £300 - £3,000.

Can I bring anyone with me?

Yes but please do let us know the size of your party in advance.

Where can I get alterations?

We offer some alterations in house. Should you need alterations we cannot provide, we can refer you to one of our tried and trusted tailors.

Do you have an after-care service?

We will advise you on the best way to clean and preserve your vintage pieces and can also recommend trusted local dry cleaners.

Can I cancel my appointment?

You are free to cancel but please do give us as much notice as possible. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, you will be invoiced a late cancellation fee of £25.

Where's the showroom?

Our address is Circa Vintage, 87A Lansdowne Way London SW8 2PB

Upon arrival, buzz the 87A button on the gate or call us 020 7736 5038 to let you in.

Do you have parking?

We offer free, secure, off-street parking but it is a tight squeeze – so do let us know in advance if you will be needing this and we can make sure that there is space available.

How do I get there by public transport?


Stockwell (7 min walk) - Northern and Victoria Lines

Nine Elms (9 min walk) – Northern Line


Wandsworth Road (13 min walk) – Westbound to Clapham Junction / Eastbound to Dalston Junction

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