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VINTAGE ALL SAINTS CORSET JACKET RIDING COAT VICTORIAN VAMP GOTHIC NOIR MISTRESS
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In TRULY EXCELLENT CONDITION ~ a GORGEOUS vintage inspired cropped corset-shaped riding jacket from

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Ivybridge, United Kingdom

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291217573307
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Item specifics

Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Seller notes: In TRULY EXCELLENT CONDITION ~ a GORGEOUS vintage inspired cropped corset-shaped riding jacket from All Saints in the most beautiful jet black wool - very unusual, very stylish ~ STUNNING, SEXY, JUST EXQUISITE!!
Size:

6

UK SIZING::

UK 6 in label ~ please see measurements

Brand:

AllSaints

Look:

Equestrian/Edwardian/Baroque/Mistress/Gothic Noir

Main Colour:

Black

US SIZING:

US 2/4 estimated ~ please see measurements

Material:

Wool Blend

EURO SIZING:

EURO 34 estimated ~ please see measurements

Exact Material:

50% Wool, 33% Viscose,17% Polyester,100% Silk Trim

Look & Style::

Equestrian/Victorian/Goth/Noir Mistress/Masquerade

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~ MISTRESS NOIR ~
Neo-Victorian ~ Gothic Beauty ~ Equestrian Vamp
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Vintage Inspired
Cropped Riding Jacket with GORGEOUS Corset Detailing 
and Pure Silk Ribbon Trim ~ by Renowned British Designers
ALL SAINTS

~ Regency
~ Baroque ~ Masquerade ~ Carnival ~ Victorian ~ Boho ~ Military ~ Edwardian ~ Gothic Noir ~ Bohemian ~ Steampunk ~ Equestrian Elegance ~ Fashionista ~ Absolutely STUNNING..

A truly beautiful 100% wool riding jacket in classic black with silk ribbons..
Super-stylish, Sensual, Sought-after, Sexy...
                                        

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Very Vintage Inspired ~ Regency ~ New Romantics ~ Casanova ~ Georgian  ~ Medieval ~ Tudor ~ Literary Heroine ~ Baroque ~  Gothic Noir ~ Riding  ~ Equestrian ~ Noir Vamp ~ Romance ~ Mystery ~ Femme Fatale ~ Midnight Tryst ~  Regency ~ Governess ~ Edwardian  ~ Victorian Mistress ~ Skater ~ Maid Marion ~ Guinevere ~ Courtesan ~ Masquerade ~ Steampunk ~ City ~ Fashionista ~ Unusual ~ Just Divine...





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Equestrian Mistress ~ Gothic Noir Vamp ~ Courtesan ~ Midnight Tryst ~ Femme Fatale

This beauty of a cropped riding jacket in super-soft wool from All Saints is something else.. distinctively shaped and of fabulous quality with an overall look and feel that echoes an endless list of so many styles and genres, and very vintage inspired ~ simply stunning!

The smart collar band has an outside button fastening with an extra button on the inside for an optional closure while a centre zip runs up the jacket front. This can be displayed, or hidden by the gorgeous front  (lined underneath in black cotton) which is designed to button on one side, right up to the collar (over the row of six delightful mottled-grey buttons) ~ very Dandy/Musketeer/Military.. or partially buttoned, to give an extremely voguish one sided double-breasted look ~ so effortlessly equestrian, full of romance and mystery.. or left completely unbuttoned, looks fabulous every way. A multitude of ways to wear and dress this versatile statement piece!

The streamlined sleeves hang from subtly padded shoulders, and as for the jacket back… simply divine! Shaped slightly inwards from shoulders to waist, it’s emphasised by double edging that forms a 'v’ down the centre back, studded with a row of seven large pewter coloured eyelets on each side and strung through with a rather wonderful black ribbon in 100% pure silk which ties at the bottom and falls with a fabulous theatrical flourish from the hem to give that seriously sensual, sexy and so elegant corset shaping. Just stunning! Wear it as tight or as loose as you like, with a flamboyant bow or as a swish of coat-tail, to frame, fit and flatter.

Such a dramatic and divine jet black jewel, this is a jacket creatively crafted in an all over wool blend, the body of which is lined with black cotton while the sleeves are lined in a so-on-trend grey pin-striped silky acetate (an excuse to turn back those cuffs) ~ and not forgetting that beautiful black silk ribbon trim.  The classic corset shape that rides higher at the back is so definitive of the equestrian style and won’t fail to flatter with its vintage yet ultra-modern lines, superb shape-enhancing seaming and all-round timeless appeal that’s just fabulous!

This exquisite piece really is a joy and is irrefutably characteristic of the innovation of All Saints, an iconic brand whose cutting-edge styles are much sought-after with their cool credentials, while their ultra-modern styling simultaneously captures the essence of classic period pieces. The lines are sophisticated yet inspired and the shape is reminiscent of many styles, influences and periods ~ from Edwardian to Gothic, Victorian to Medieval, Castle to Costume Drama, Heritage to Literary Heroine.. be the Gothic Noir beauty you always dreamed of, revisit the dandy look of the New Romantics, echo the essence of Edwardian and Equestrian, be seriously sexy in Steampunk, unleash your inner rock chick.. or just be a fabulous fashionista with a flash of black and a flourish of ribbon; the only limit is your imagination!

Excellent condition.

Fabulous all-over wool blend with cotton lining (body) and pure silk ribbon trim ~ and silky acetate/rayon lining in sleeves ~ features iconic All Saints inside label.


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Size: The size in the label is UK 6 / Estimated EURO 34 / Estimated US 2/4

Will fit a variety of sizes as estimated below ~ please check measurements to be sure of fit:

UK estimate 4 - 8  ~ please see measurements.

EURO estimate 32 - 36 ~ please see measurements.

US estimate 0/2 - 4/6 ~ please see measurements. 


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Measurements: All measurements are taken with the garment laid flat so please double up for all the way around where appropriate.

All measurements are taken with the garment pulled a bit to flatten ~ and please be aware that there is inevitably a slight discrepancy in the ways different people measure ~ so all measurements are approximate and please give or take about a ¼ inch or so either way.

Please measure against a similar garment of your own which you know fits you well.

Please note that measurements are taken with ribbon ties at back loosened off ~ so you can tighten up as much or as little as you chose.

Bust ~ armpit to armpit ~ across front ~ approx: 15½-16 inches

Waist ~ approx: 15 inches 

Shoulders ~ shoulder seam to shoulder seam ~ across back ~ quite high up near collar ~ approx: 15 inches

Sleeve Length ~ taken from shoulder seam and along TOP of sleeve to cuff: approx: 25 inches.


Note that due to the corset shape of the jacket, the hem rises at the back and is slightly longer at the front ~

Length ~ taken from shoulder seam where it meets collar, and down back of garment to hem at centre back ~ approx: 16½ inches

Length ~ taken from shoulder seam where it meets collar, and down front of garment to hem ~ approx: 17½ inches





STYLING  ~ The Equestrian and Victorian Trend



 'Equestrian is always in...' Ralph Lauren


The distinctive and very elegantly sexy Victorian and equestrian looks are very on trend ~ and with their timeless elegance, always will be...

 

As design icon Ralph Lauren asserts, 'equestrian is always in' ~ perhaps because it can be worn with as much flair as fits your personality and always instils a sense of timeless class and subtle femininity as inherited by the Victorians who were able to achieve both rather admirably. So, don the leather riding boots and delight in the gorgeous hour glass silhouette intrinsic of the riding jacket, or just as striking, the tailcoat, harking back again to the Victorian and Edwardian era.....

 

Women have always styled and worn their own versions of what is, or was, considered to be ostensibly men’s fashionable dress, with riding coats and all things ‘equestriana’ being no exception. From the 1870s, the more 'masculine' shape of ladies’ riding costume began to evolve into garments reminiscent of their daywear bodices ~  keeping the lapels and collars of men's jackets, but defining the shape of things to come in terms of the now familiar fitted silhouette with it's rather romantic look of defined  waist and long frock coat shape.

 

The dawn of the Edwardian age saw the emergence of the blazer and, with the addition of darts, this new coat shape became trimmed to flatter the female form ~ a silhouette still echoed today in riding coats and jackets. 

 

By the 1910s, womens'’ riding jackets had lengthened ~  a modification that adhered to the long lines of the columnar fashions, resulting in a style that would dominate riding wear well into the 1920s.  The introduction of jackets that were cut away at the front came from a solution to the previous square-fronted jackets being damaged against the saddle when riding, while the outer skirt became flared at the back to drape comfortably over the saddle ~ and with the flattering, form-enhancing darts back in place, the cutaway frock coat was quickly adopted as a fashion staple by equestriennes and non-sporting women alike to become the classic, definitive 'riding' jacket.

 

The distinctive, beautiful and timeless shapes of Victorian and Edwardian riding wear are fully evident in the modern trend for the equestrian look, with smart yet sexy coat and jacket shapes in various styles and lengths ~ single or double breasted, in wool/cashmere, tweed or velvet; short, chic jackets with military embellishment in the form of buttons, loops or braiding; long, flowing velvet coats with contrast trim, corset-style lacing, fitted or belted waists and bustle-style backs; the classic shape and authentic look of riding coats with smart tailoring and asymmetrical buttoning ~  it’s little wonder that contemporary designers and brands such as Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Stella McCartney and Hermès constantly extol the virtues of, and continue to rework, the equestrian aesthetic.

 

Riding wear often stands out from other looks with its fabulous and fitted tailoring, powerful silhouettes, romantic elegance, smart detailing and the often huge sweeping coat skirts. These are garments that continue to stand the test of time and whether vintage or contemporary, they evoke the Victorian ethos for quality, shape and style that’s perfect for a trend able to traverse so many modern looks; from the elegance of the courtyard and countryside via Goth, Dandy, Poet, Mistress, Steampunk, military, pirate and more...equestrian style is endlessly evocative and beautifully timeless...




HISTORY ~ All Saints ~ Spitalfields

‘Attitude ~ Confidence ~ Individuality’

All Saints is firmly established both nationally and internationally as one of the most successful and enticing British brands ~ high quality designer clothing with unusual individual & distinctive designs in lovely quality fabrics. Really Unique clothing ~ beautifully conceived & tailored.

All Saints has been internationally acclaimed for its unique brand of clothing ~ with most of their styles selling out ~ & much sought after!

All Saints was established in 1994 as a menswear brand wholesaling to the likes of Harvey Nichols, Harrods and Barneys New York and Japan, solidifying a name for itself amongst style conscious shoppers as the first stop for design led fashion that never follows trends. The name refers in part to 60’s TV icon Simon Templar, aka The Saint - and in part to All Saints Road, in Notting hill, UK, notorious for its artistic and musical associations, especially its links with the Clash.

In 1998 Womenswear was born directly out of the expanding menswear collection of sharp tailoring, fine knits and the signature washed leathers; injecting sexiness into the "boyfriend" wardrobe.

All Saints retains an independent, non-corporate image. From the outset All Saints has had a long standing history of collaborating with and supporting the cream of the music industry; U2, Stereophonics, Kelis, Robbie Williams, and Kings of Leon were amongst the first artists to work with the brand. As a testament to their dedication to music the brand hosts its own underground All Music parties throughout the year as a showcase for the ever emerging stock of British talent.

 Once you've seen & worn their clothing ~ you'll know why they are so desired! FABULOUS!!!


 
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