Contessa Coat


We used to call these simply “hooded jackets”, but 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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You get to choose from one set of fabrics for the main body of the jacket:

And choose another material for the back pleat:

Fabric Notes

  • The Black Brocade jacket has plain black side panels for contrast.

Other fabrics and colours are available upon request.


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

Body Fabric

Brocade, Black, Flocking, Black on Red, Flocking, Black on Navy, Flocking, Black on Royal Blue, Moleskin, Teal, Pinstripe, Black & White

Back Pleat Fabric

Brocade, Black & Silver, Brocade, Black & Gold, Satin, Black, Faux Suede, Black, Faux Suede, Brown, Taffeta, Silver, Taffeta, Gold Pin-Tuck