Is there a term for a pleat or outward-facing tuck in a coat or jacket that goes from the back to front hem crossing over the shoulder, used as a decorative accent? I just scored a near new herringbone thigh-length wool(blend) coat with this feature. It is quite flattering and I would like to search out a pattern like this if I only knew the term!
Rereading this it might not be clear. Imagine trying to pinch up a too-big-on or falling-off-the-shoulder area and carry it over down the front and back. That may not be a better description, but surely someone knows what I mean and if there is a name for it.
It’s quite a lovely coat – double-breasted with fabric buttons (and a barely hanging on extra plain button inside), lined, with horizontal pocket slits to each outer side of the “tucks”. The over-the-shoulder accent is a more natural look than shoulder pads but gives some definition to shoulders without looking obviously false.
I passed up a deep purple silk jacket that needed shoulder pad removal and the tuck feature and am kicking myself as it was only $5! Maybe it will still be there tomorrow.
So, is there a word for this style? TIA!
Sorry, it appears this posted in the wrong forum. I must have moved the mouse or something. It should be in the General Discussion area.
Edited 1/1/2004 7:32:04 PM ET by CTI