Contessa Coat


These incredibly flattering coats are cleverly cut to give you an hourglass silhouette, no matter what your actual shape.  The material has enough body to skim over all your lumps and bumps, but has enough “give” so you can give yourself a hug or reach for the ceiling without feeling like you’re in a straitjacket.  They look fitted through the torso, but are shockingly comfortable.

The hood is generous enough for Victorian drama (and protection from the elements), and there’s a “secret pleat” in the back for a little surprise pop.  The laced back lets you adjust the size by 4 – 6 inches, so you can wear it over different layers, or over a corset.  The front buckles come with straps with three holes for a little extra size adjustment.

Minor details may differ from one coat to the next.

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NOTE: Some seams, darts, back yokes, or other fitting-related details which are shown in the photos will change between sizes or body shapes, and may look different or be completely absent in your version (depending on your particular size or shape).  Design details that don’t affect fit, such as collars or pockets, will stay the same between sizes.


Choose one main body fabric and one secret pleat fabric.;

Main Body Fabric Options

Secret Pleat Fabric Options

WARNING: Your monitor may not show colours or textures accurately!  If the exact shade is important to you, you can order a fabric swatch for $5, which will be deducted when you order anything.


If you don’t see the fabrics you’re looking for here, please check out the vast selection in our Fabric Galleries.  Prices may vary depending on your choices, so contact us directly for a quote.

For the main body fabric, you can choose from the following Galleries:

  • Suitings (all types)
  • Faux Suedes
  • Corduroys (suedes and corduroys may require side panels with a stretch material for full  mobility)

For the secret pleat, you can choose from the following Galleries:

  • Brocades
  • Silk Brocades
  • Taffetas
  • Faux Suedes


Our sizing is *not* like ready-to-wear, so do make sure you have the right size!

This coat looks best when kept fairly fitted through the shoulders and bustline.  If you intend to wear it over several layers, you may need to go up a size.  Remember, you can adjust the waist to be smaller with the back lacing, and the fabric has quite a bit of give, so if you’re not layering a lot, err on the side of a smaller size.  The sizes given are actual garment measurements, not body measurements.   You’ll need anywhere between 2 to 8 inches of wearing ease (space above and beyond your body measurement) in a coat, depending on your fit preference.

The bust sizes given are for B to D cups.  If you’re a larger cup size, please specify, and we’ll modify the fit for you (or just send us a photo to be really safe – we customize!).   The hip sizing is flexible because the back pleat will accommodate variations in this area.

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NOTE: If you’re not sure what size you need or are outside our size range, or if you’re unusually proportioned (say, very small on top and wide in the hip, or have a pronounced swayback, or really wide shoulders, etc.) and would prefer a personalized fit, just contact us, and Kitty will be happy to customize everything for you.

Additional information


3XS, XXS, X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XXL

Fabric - Body

Suiting, Red Flocking, Suiting, Royal Blue Flocking, Suiting, Navy Flocking, Suiting, Sueded Black, Suiting, Sueded Brown, Suiting, Plain Black, Faux Suede, Teal

Fabric - Secret Pleat

Satin, Black Heavyweight, Brocade, Silver Geometric Quatrefoil, Brocade, Black & Bright Gold Quatrefoil, Taffeta, Plain Copper, Jacquard, Brown Abstract Floral