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Part of our new 'Country Lady' separates collection - introducing our stunning new 'nipped in', fitted vintage style waistcoat.
We are really pleased with this fantastic waistcoat - based on patterns and images we found from the early 1940s. We wanted a waistcoat that emphasised the waist and shoulders to create that fantastic 1940s silhouette. However, the nipped in look created by this fancy piece of tailoring can translate to many eras.
This waistcoat buttons up higher than our Marlene style, has clever darts and panels to give a fantastic, figure hugging fit. Back adjuster aids wearer to create the nipped in waist. We have also included a handy ticket pocket.
Key features include:-
- single breasted with 5 replica horn buttons
- fully lined
- ticket pocket on wearer left
- back adjuster
**Ladies waistcoats are notoriously difficult to fit 'off the peg' since our bust points and sizes are so varied. We have tried to accommodate this in the design.
Made on site in Yorkshire, Great Britain
Fabric: Wool/acrylic blend. Lining: 100% viscose
Colour: please note it is very difficult to represent colour accurately - this is a brown herringbone weave
*Please note, there are sometimes slight differences in the colour tone of this fabric between batches. If you have purchased an item last year that you are keen to match, please get in touch with us.
Care: Dry clean recommended
Fit Class: Fitted
This garment fits closely around body to create desired silhouette.
Choose by bust size
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 paid for the expedited shipping and it got here (Texas) from the UK in FIVE days. So that was amazing. As for the waistcoat, I love it. The color is a beautiful, soft brown that seems to pair easily. The material and the sewing, particularly on the buttons, feels secure and usable, not like a novelty item, where a button will pop off at the first twist or tug. I love the functional pocket that's actually four or five inches deep, and the fitted waist makes me feel dashing AND feminine at the same time. I'll definitely be ordering this in any other colors available or that might come out in the future.
Sizing: I'm 5' 6" and about 140lbs (D cup- normally wear sports bras). I ordered a 10 and it fits me pretty perfectly height-wise, but it is definitely "fitted" so I might need to lose an inch or two around the waist before I eat any (more) hobbit meals while wearing it haha Wearing a sports bra, it's very comfortable across the chest and doesn't look loose, but there's room to wear a padded bra as well. I wish there was an option to attach pictures because I'd love to help any future buyers figure out sizing/how it looks on a person.
This is my first purchase from HOF and I’m really delighted with it! The thing I love most about this waistcoat is the shape - it really nips in at the waist to give you a wonderful silhouette (especially if you wear it with the matching skirt). The pointed front is incredibly flattering and the little front pocket looks great with a vintage handkerchief. The fabric is a subtle tweed and the colourway seems to go with everything. It’s very versatile and really does look like an original vintage piece.
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