Size: XS to S
Width across bicep/bust area, laid flat: 26” (52” around/doubled)
Width from squared edge of shoulder to shoulder: 18” flat
Length: 33” from shoulder to hem
Width at hem: 38” laid flat (76” around/doubled)
This ladies’ 1930s cape or evening wrap is made of textured, black lightweight wool and trimmed with faux curly lamb from its stand collar to its hem, in front. The cape has an interesting shoulder treatment: flat, stiff inserts covered with black satin fabric create straight, squared shoulders that look rather like epaulets from the cape’s underside. Each shoulder has a line of stitching along each side, that further emphasizes the squared shape. The stand collar is accented with parallel lines of topstitching. In back, the top section of the cape has decorative vertical tucks. The cape fastens in front with two black buttons and braid loops, and two sets of hooks and eyes, and it has front slits for your hands or arms. It is lined with wool at the top and the lower half is lined with black taffeta. The taffeta lining is marked on its underside with some sort of reference number in yellow (see photo—from a museum? a costumer?), which is not visible when the cape is worn. This versatile 1930s cape is in excellent condition, with no issues besides the writing on the lining. It should fit well on approximately a modern size XS to S. It fits well on me (a size 6ish petite), so it is probably best for approximately sizes 4 to 8.