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These splendid pleated shorts are adapted from an original and a pattern and they are just fabulous!
Shorts are pleated throughout (3 on each side - including the centre front gusset pleat) and are the forerunner design favoured for girls' school gym shorts - nostalgic and sweet, these shorts are a perfect addition to any 30s and 40s vintage fan wardrobe and great for summer! We love them with navy and ivory.
These fit on the natural waist and have a single shell button fastening with a short zip.
- 4 pleats
- top stitching detail
- side zip & shell button
- deep gusset
These are a mid weight fabric, warm but breatheable. Rayon/poly mix with a little bit of spandex for stretch, hand wash recommended.
These have been painstakingly researched and are adapted from an original 1930s pattern with further inspiration taken from an original pair of ladies tennis shorts.
Length from natural waist: approx 16.5 inches
Made in the UK
*colour may vary on monitors - please be aware we may not accurately reproduce the colour
We advise to choose by your waist size. There isn't any stretch in the waist but you can move the button if needed.
This means that there is some margin if your measurements don't come up exactly like our size guide.
For more information on fit and sizing please visit our size guide. The measurements refer to 'your' body not the garment itself. Please choose the size that most reflects your measurements.
I got these ones after waiting the whole winter for their restock! and let me tell you they are so SO beautiful! I own these shorts in several colours and they are my summer staple. I'm 168 (for reference), I have quite a long torso, my waist is 27 inch (or a little less) and my hips are 36in. I also have hip dips. I got a UK8 and the fit is great (go by your waist size!). These ones have the perfect rise length to be comfortable, the perfect leg length to cover my legs and still feel short and cute, and the pleats start exactly where my hip dips start (they are not super pronounced but they are there, and these shorts camouflage them perfectly). The material is thick, and the colour is vibrant. There can be some piling happening if you wear a satchel or shoulder handbag (so not leather/pleather), because of the friction, but it's hardly noticeable, it only happened with my khaki shorts so so far, so good! These look lovely with the 40's blouse in soft coral, and I've even worn them on hikes (way more comfortable and breezy than sport shorts).
You will not regret getting them!
I really recommend these shorts for the summer months. They’re a lovely, vibrant red colour with a white button (looks great with a matching white blouse/tennis shoes). They’re very comfortable as well as flattering.
Size wise, definitely go by the waist. However, if you’re inbetween waist measurements I’d say to size up, as there’s not really any stretch there. The shorts flare out at the hips.
I’m constantly amazed at the quality of HoF clothing. If you’re on the fence about purchasing any of their items, I’d say go for it; you won’t be disappointed.
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