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1950s Purple Velvet Brocade Capris

1950s Purple Velvet Brocade Capris

Va Va Va Very Elizabeth Taylor! These curve hugging 1950s capris in decadent and rich purple velvet brocade are so killer! A quintessential wardrobe piece for the Thinly Veiled Vixen! Super luxe, super unique and super sexy. Someone buy these before I change my mind and keep them for myself!


These are in very good vintage condition. Original metal zipper in back. No tag and may have even been home made (combination of machine and hand stitching construction techniques). No holes or stains. It looks as though the side leg seams were let out at one point, leaving subtle vertical lines in the velvet (see pic above). I personally feel they add to the charm of the pants, sort of a unique (inadvertant) design element - evocative of tuxedo stripes. (interior leg seams still have room to be taken out if need be)



Velvet Brocade and Cotton lining



Very good (see condition chart below).



Closest to a modern US size 4, but not labeled so please see measurements below for an accurate fit.


Measurements (taken laying flat):

Waistband: 29-30"

High Hips: 36-38"

Low Hips: 38-40"

Inseam: "22

Rise: "11

Leg opening at bottom: 14"

Total Length: 33" (with an extra 2" available to be let out if needed


    • Returns are accepted on this item
    • Refund will be given less a 20% restocking fee. Refunds will not be given for shipping or return shipping
    • Returns must be shipped back in the same condition as they were received. Any/all accessories, and packaging must be included and any original hang tags must be attached.

    • ​​​​​​​Deadstock or NOS- Vintage garment possibly in original packaging, never used. These items may have fading, staining or other issues from years of storage, visible flaws will be noted.
    • Mint- Pristine as the day it was made, shows no signs of wear.
    • Near Mint- Item shows only the slightest signs of wear.
    • Excellent- Item shows typical signs of wear due to occasional use.
    • Very Good- Item is wearable, but has some surface flaws such as fading or staining.
    • Good- Item is wearable, but cannot be returned to excellent condition even with repairs.
    • Fair- Item is barely wearable, could be used for a costume or as a project piece.
    • Poor- Item is not wearable and could only be used for repurposing or a pattern.
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