Black silk fringed 1920s lounging robe kimono | XS-S

1910s-1920s Clothing




Perfect for elegantly lounging or entertaining at home, this black silk satin floral embroidered 1920s kimono robe with fringe trim could also be worn as a lightweight evening jacket. The robe was designed to fit loosely, and should accommodate a range of sizes. It has no fastenings. The kimono-inspired silhouette includes dropped shoulders, short square sleeves, and long narrow lapels. The bright yellow floral design that encircles the robe from bust to hips is hand-embroidered on the black silk satin fabric. The hand-knotted tassels of black silk fringe are each individually attached in a scalloped pattern at about hip level, above the mid-calf-length hem. The robe is unlined. You can see the small stitches attaching the row of fringe tassels on the underside, as well as the back of the floral embroidery--which looks nearly as nice from the underside! This beautiful, 100-year-old garment is in excellent condition. The silk fabric feels sturdy and wearable, all of the the fringe is present, and the floral embroidery looks great, with just a few loose stitches visible on its underside. As with any antique garment, care should be taken when wearing, of course. I’d be happy to help with any questions about size, or about storing or cleaning this lovely 1920s fringed boudoir robe or evening jacket.

Size: XS to S, with loose fit (smallest at shoulders)
Bust: 44” flat, with lapels just touching in front
Waist: 44” flat
Hip: 46” flat
Length: 45” from shoulder to hem in front
Sleeve: 8” long with 19” opening (9.5” flat, doubled)
Shoulder to shoulder: approx.15-16” (dropped shoulder seams make this approximate)
Label: none