Godey’s Ladies’ Magazine describes the Victorian Pardessus, “It is distinguished for its style, combined with the ease and comfort with which it can be worn. The material is a grey or speckled cloth, of which it can be made entirely, although the French ladies have incorporated with it an amount of trimming that almost imparts to it the character of being composed of two materials. Thus, while the Pardessus is chiefly framed of cloth it has a broad border, and large portion of the hanging sleeve, in either black velvet or black moire antique. Rows of narrow black ribbon velvet also head these border trimmings.”
All sizes included S-XXL (US 8-46 = Bust 78 – 115 cm / 31 1/2″ – 46″, Waist 61 – 100 cm / 24 1/2″ – 40″).