Reversible black gold 80s tailcoat long jacket XS-S

1980s clothing




This fully reversible, totally fabulous 80s jacket is in the style of a tailcoat or cutaway long jacket. The previous owner’s hang tag, still attached to the jacket, mentions that it was custom made in Bali, and I have no reason to doubt this. This dramatic jacket combines black and gold striped cotton and metallic fabric with an abstract/geometric printed cotton (and silk, I think) blend in shades of black, yellow and mauve. It has large shoulder pads, slightly tapered long sleeves, and a “cutaway” curved hem in front. The tiny round collar fastens with a button and loop, as do the buttons on the sleeve cuffs. All of the buttons (on both sides of the jacket) are black and white shell, in a checkerboard pattern—so fun! This unique 80s ladies’ tailcoat-style jacket appears unworn, in excellent to mint condition. It was originally intended for a somewhat loose fit, and we have tried to reflect that in our measurements.

Size: XS-S with moderately loose fit
Bust: 37” flat, to fit best for 32-35”
Waist: 39” flat, to fit up to 32” very loosely
Hip: 42” flat, to fit loosely for up to 38” maximum
Length: back of neck to hem 36” / center front of collar to hem 22”
Sleeve length: 23”
Shoulder to shoulder: 16.5” from seam to seam, with large shoulder pads
Collar: 18” around
Label: none