This is a vintage 1980s “new wave” era jacket featuring a wonderful constructed form. The jacket is made of finely pleated purple coloured polyester and nylon. It has rounded shoulders, a wide rounded shawl collar and angular cutaway at the bottom that forms an asymmetrical hemline. The long sleeves have turned notched cuffs in black - the bottom is also finished in the same black fabric. The black fabric, both at the bottom and to the inside of the turned cuff, has decorative vinyl zipper teeth along its top - no zipper insertion pin or stop, so I’m sure that this is purely decorative, not functional. The jacket does up at the front waist with a single large button that measures 2 1/2” in diameter. The jacket is unlined and is tailored to accentuate the body.
Sizing: Size S for small is indicated, but please note the following measurements, taking the style of the jacket into account:
Shoulders: 15” across seam-to-seam, but the pleated fabric allows stretch out to 17”
Sleeves: 21” from shoulder seam with the cuffs turned up, 24” with the cuffs turned down.
Sleeve Inseam: 13 3/4” long with the cuff turned
Bust: 44” around, taken under the arms, unstretched
Waist: 34” around, unstretched
Overall length: 30”, taken at the longest part of the front
Condition: It is in excellent condition with no wear, tear, stains or odours. This looks to have seen little use and was well stored over the years.
This is a wonderful 80s era jacket - wonderful colour and style!
Vintage 1980s New Wave Purple Pleated Jacket Ladies Size S