What is an opera coat?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“An opera coat is an ankle- or floor-length loose-fitting coat of luxurious fabric such as velvet, brocade or satin, to be worn over an evening gown or a man’s tuxedo. It may be described as a fitted cloak with sleeves and is generally not as tailored as a coat.
Like cloaks and capes, the opera coat is usually lined in a coloured expensive fabric such as silk or a weave like satin, for a more opulent look. An opera coat often has an elegant or dramatic collar and may have padded sleeves. It may or may not be trimmed in fur.”
I want one. I don’t plan on going to the opera. Thinking ahead to fall and I haven’t accomplished spring. My desires are not as grand as those of the Alberta Art Council, but grand for my life’s needs. It is required that it be a show stopper. I admire the workmanship and imagination that has gone into these garments. They are works of art.