Jacket

Short, fitted jackets were fashionable for men and women in 19th century Greece. The loose sleeves allow the wearer to move freely while dancing. Such jackets are characterized by gold embroidery on a dark velvet ground. Embroidering with metal thread is a long tradition in Greece that was profoundly influenced by centuries of Ottoman rule.


Collection Connections 

  • Jacket

    Jacket

    Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Greece, Tanagra or Eleusis

    View More 
  • Jacket

    Jacket

    Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Albania

    View More 
  • Waistcoat

    Waistcoat

    Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Serbia and Montenegro

    View More 

Who would wear such an ornate jacket and what type of occasion would they wear it at?

responded: Sep 20, 2011

Posted by Emaan El-houni

165
Recommend this Response
Depending on the occasion there are many different garments I would pair with this jacket. Such a beautiful and ornate and beautiful piece deserves to be worn more than once. To a more formal event I might wear it with a nice fitted dress with a higher neckline, in a black or dark navy. I might then pair that with a lovely pair of nude shoes. If I were to waer this jacket more causually I would probably pair it with a nice pair of dark wash denim jeans (probably skinny fit) and a fitted black top. I wouldn't want anything else that I wore to compete with the jacket, therefore I would never wear prints with it, or any cut/style that is too loud. Likewise if I were to wear jewelry with it, I would wear delicate, simple pieces in gold or bronze. Also I would almost always pair a fitted garment with this jacket to avoid taking away from the magnificent flowing loose sleeves. This jacket would defiantly be a favorite in my closet.

Elements of this site may require Flash player 8