Like many other articles of feminine apparel, bolero jackets were originally menswear. Dramatically long sleeves, cropped short, and open at the front: all of these features show that boleros are designed to be more decorative than practical.
Our Victorian Spencer jacket made of black velvet drapes elegantly around your shoulders. It remains open at the front, showing off the piece you are wearing underneath to its full advantage. The loose net fabric of the sleeves covers an appealing puff of black velvet at the shoulders and tapers to hug your arms snugly to the wrists.