Leather Colorblock Long Lace-Up Vest
Brand Embers /Cinders
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The vest makes the dress. There has never been a truer statement as it applies to this knee length lace-up suede and leather vest.
This vest is hewn from orange and dark cocoa brown leather, cut in wavy swirls, achieving a color block effect, but also, through the repeating waves, mimicking the shape of the cut-out neckline. They seem to echo the initial neckline shape, in larger, rippling effect down the front of the vest.
The vest is sleeveless, with a fitted bust and orange pops of color at each shoulder. The front bodice is somewhat high waisted with a lace up front, complete with metal grommets and leather lacing. There is some adjustability in the lacing that allows for a some play in terms of sizing.
The vest hits at about knee length and completely *makes* whatever it is layered over, whether a dress, hot shorts, jeans, or as shown here with color block bell bottoms (sorry, these bells are sold).
The back of the dress is as mesmerizing as the front with a swirl that begins as somewhat symmetric across the shoulders, but distorts into a series of a asymmetric diagonals.
This vest is unlined and has no other closures to this vest besides the lace-up front.
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ERA / 1970s
LABEL / Ayako
COLOR / Orange and Brown
MATERIAL / Leather and suede
CONDITION / Very good, very small split in seam at right armpit. See pictures.
Wear consistent with age and use
SIZE / Approximate modern size X Small to Small.
Please see measurements below for a better idea of fit.
FIT / Fitted through the lace-up bodice, but sizing is adjustable based on how loosely or tightly the bust is laced. No other closures to this vest besides the lace-up front.
MEASUREMENTS / Chest - 34" (laced shut) - 36" (relaxed, open lacing) / Waist - 28" / Hips - 38" / Length - 45"