Cape collars on dresses and jackets were a popular design in the early 1930's, and this black crepe "capelet" with silver glass beading dates from that period. It may have been worn originally with a plain black crepe dress (or attached to one), but it will add a touch of elegance and evening glamour to any dress, vintage or modern. The capelet ties in front. The areas next to the ties and all around the outer edge are thickly covered in rows of silvered glass bugle beads. In between the rows of bugle beads are squiggles made of tiny round glass beads. The back of the capelet is unlined, so you can see the threads holding the beadwork on, which in one area are discolored (the threads only--not visible on the front side). This is the only issue with the capelet, which is in very good condition. It will drape over the edge of the shoulders when worn, and has a cute "V" cutout in the center back.