A band beneath the bodice is finished with a bow in the dress fabric – both the band and the bow can be made in a wide variety of fabrics and colours.
The mermaid effect is created by netting beneath the mermaid flounce and more net can be added for a more dramatic look.
The edge to edge kimono style coat has a high, standing collar and has pockets.
Based on a design from winter 1956, the full-length coat is lined in satin.
Shown here in duchesse satin and gold brocade.