Elegantly Waisted - the rise of the female waistcoat

Something known to all women all over the world is that we look better in our partner's/boyfriend's/brother's clothes than they do. It's just a fact. Suits, sweatshirts, shirts, tees, long trousers, and shorts... there isn't a garment we haven't 'borrowed' that we haven't improved. Sorry chaps! There is one such garment that we don't often wear because, well, it just doesn't seem to have the same 'cute factor' when oversize and that's the waistcoat. But fear not, because what we won't borrow, we will recreate in a more feminine guise. 

One only has to cast one's mind back to 2005 to recall a certain Kate Moss at Glastonbury wearing a waistcoat with hot pants and wellies to understand the rebellious impact of the garment. Miss Moss is a big fan of the waistcoat, having been spotted in many since then, pairing slinky black styles with semi-opaque linen shirts and shorts. Last year, the female waistcoat was a hit on the runways of Dior, Chanel, Fendi and Michael Kors to name a few, often one part of a two piece trouser suit. 

 Waistcoat Single-Breasted Black Gold Bees Silk Jacquard

Waistcoat Single-Breasted Black Gold Bees Silk Jacquard

What's great about the waistcoat is the angular shape it offers, neatly breaking up a suit, or allowing one to bare arms in a chic evening look with black culottes or svetle cigarette pants. This season at Favourbrook we have created three stunning styles that can instantly elevate a sophisticated evening look or can just as easily be part of an elegant casualwear ensemble.

 Double-Breasted Aubergine Plain Velvet Waistcoat

Double-Breasted Aubergine Plain Velvet Waistcoat

Our single-breasted black gold bees waistcoat is constructed from a beautifully soft silk jacquard woven in England especially for Favourbrook. It's sure to turn heads as a standalone eveningwear piece layered with a black blazer or lounge jacket, and cigarette pants. Or how about a double-breasted style in rich cotton velvet? Cut in both navy and aubergine options, this version is perfectly fitted for a very flattering silhouette.

 Double-Breasted Navy Plain Cotton Velvet Waistcoat

Double-Breasted Navy Plain Cotton Velvet Waistcoat

However you wear them, rest assured you'll be the most elegant person in the room.

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