I have devised this one for myself, for horse riding, as due to costochonditis I was unable to wear sports bra for a longer periods of time. Bras were not an option - ut my usual riding corset worked great and I was able to spent hours in the saddle without any discomfort.
The riding waistcoats are a hybrid a traditional waistocoat with a riding corset combined to provide female riders with a comfortable wear. The waistocat do give a nice smooth silhouette, but do ot constrict the waist as much as traditional corsets - just enough to support the garment and the wearer. The tight fit and boning as well as higher front keeps the 'assets' in check, provide gentle back support and shaping.
The product is still in developmnet as I am tweaking the pattern and playing with a variety of techniques but since the demand after the first fun video ( you can see it here) was so big, we decided to get a few more experimental models made - they will cost less that the target product, but in the meantime we will be collecting feedback from the wearers :-)
This one is the first waistcoat and one I have used for myself - alas, after a month of strictr diet I discovered it is far too loose for me now( you can see it here ). so it is up for grabs...
*2 layer construction with a fashion fabric ( light cotton in check blue) on the outside, and blue cotton coutil on the inside
* bones with artificial whalebone - so if wet, the bones will not rust. in fact, sice the only metal elements are the eyelets ( and they are stainless steel, so shouldnt rust either), the waistcoat can me handwashed in warm water.
*zips up the front, and a full length lacing at the back allowes for regulation
* elastic inserts at the hip, armpit and houlser provide more freedom of movement
* bound in cotton binding - easy to replace when worn.
*measurements: the waistcoat closes at:
chest:40" ( some leeway due to the elastic)
hip:38" ( some leeway due to the elastic)
length ( armpit to waist)7.5"
Here shown on o me - 34F bra size. The lacing can be either meeting at the back or worn with the gap ( up to 2inches recommended). will suit best natural waists from 32-35" and chest 41-45"
Worn twice. New expermental models from £150
Bespoke orders are accepted as well, please be aware that you will be required to attend 1-2 fittings and that the price will be much higher that the off the peg items. We are usually booked up at least 6 months in advice, so there may be some wait too!