They are cropped to fit just below the bust and can be worn with a bra, without slippage, so you get great shape, whatever your size. They curve gently over the bust and fasten at the front with sturdy hooks and eyes (no need to pull these over your head!)
The corset fit at the sides allows you to adjust the fit outwards at least 2 inches (5cm) Bear this in mind and, if in doubt, opt for a slightly smaller size. You want a nice smooth fit across the front.
They can be worn on their own or with a chemise top underneath (coming soon to Pedralta) if you prefer sleeves.
I like these vests as a lovely alternative to choli and bra or coin bra alone. The vests are fully lined in polyester cotton and the corset sides have soft organza ribbon ties.
Most of the vests are custom order only.
Please check the sizes carefully before ordering and allow 4 weeks. Sometimes I have to wait for Assuit to come from Egypt.
Some ready-made items will be available from time to time.
Exotic, luxurious and expensive, Assiut (also known as Asyut, after the city of its origin) and in Egypt as tulle bi telli, or "mesh with metal."
This fascinating fabric looks like liquid silver. It is highly prized by dancers and the vintage pieces fetch high prices as they are collected by private collectors and museums. It was very popular in the West during the 1920's orientalism period, when assiut shawls were worn by the rich. Also loved by Hollywood, it was draped on Hedy Lamarr in the film Samson & Delilah 1949.
Black Assuit-choose black, blue, ppurple or claret lining
Cream Assuit with ivory lining
A= Bust measurement B= Length from nape of neck to back hem
XS 32" ( 78.5cm) 12.5" (32cm)
S 35" (89cm) 13" (33cm)
M 37" (94cm) 13.5" (34.5cm)
L 41.5" (105.5cm) 14" (35.5cm
All measurements are approximate
Sides can be increased by at least 2" (5cm)