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Lady Lafayette Vest

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Item: 002907



She was the brightest of the bunch in our Lady Lafayette Vest, a flower-festooned and feminine vibe for any Victorian ensemble. Striped in a vertical trellis of red ribbon and rosebuds, this women’s vest blooms beautifully during any season of the year.

Fully-lined and with notched lapels, this vest features a pointed front that flatters the figure of a 19th century woman. Five fabric covered buttons fasten the front while a black acetate back adjusts for a custom fit. Two inset pockets at the waist keep little must-haves close at hand.

Made from 100% polyester microfiber. Imported. Dry clean only. Available in sizes XS - 2X.

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Sizing Chart
Size Bust
(up to)
XS 34-35"
S 36-37"
M 38-39"
L 40-41"
XL 42-44"
2X 45-47"

Ladies Sizing Guide

Product Reviews  

Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 3.91/5.00 stars from 11 reviews

Love Vests!
Any day.....makes an outfit out of jeans or slacks.
Feb 9, 2024
Donna Meek
Indianapolis IN
"Big" disappointment
The vest is very nice, but the sizing seems WAY off. I ordered a medium, and it's much too big, even after the back buckle is adjusted. I will be returning it. I needed it for a special occasion, and an exchange would not arrive in time. I'm disappointed because it seems very well made and is really pretty.
Aug 10, 2023

Beautiful Quality
Love this vest - it is beautifully made. Fit very well - sizing is true to siZe.
Aug 26, 2021
Love the quality! Love the fit! Love the style! Love it!
Apr 6, 2018
Laura WW
Kansas City Mi
HUGE size small
This lovely vest was well made and economically priced, but apparently Historical Emporium cannot standardize the sizing among its individual suppliers. The size small in this vest was what I would call extra large. Customer service at the emporium is speedy, intelligent, and courteous, though, so my credit card was swiftly credited with not only the sales price but the return shipping costs. I'd be reluctant to shop here again because the return process is time consuming and cumbersome. It might be worth a visit to San Jose to try on garments before purchase, because Historical Emporium seems to stock many fine products.
Sep 7, 2015
Nancy Chapman
Sutter Creek CA
Beautiful, but..
I absolutely LOVE this vest. The way it looks anyway. The construction is also really nice and I'm sure it will hold up beautifully... However, I should have know, the sizing would be 'off'. I ordered an XL reading the sizing chart - which I easily fit into...but the vest does not 'fit' I can't button it. Just be aware, you might want to get the next size up.
Sep 3, 2015
Built wrong
Too Small
Purchased this for my plus size friend counting on the two X size to fit. It did not. Would hate to see the "Small" if this XXl is supposed to be big. First disappointment from Historical Emporium.
Jul 23, 2015
John Spencer
Springfield IL
Old West Feel
this waistcoat is lovely. it has a look of both the Old West, and Victorian times. it has a nice fit, as well, and is made by Scully, a quality manufacturer of Western clothing. i got mine in size small, and it is close-fitting, yet has space to move about.
Nov 22, 2014

Many Compliments!
I recently wore this vest to a Victorian Tea and Dance. I received compliment after compliment. I ordered a Small, and it worked beautifully. The only suggestion I would make is for that wasp-waist silhouette, a couple of vertical darts near the bottom would give it that authentic historical look. I may add them myself later. Overall, this was a good purchase for my costuming needs.
Nov 8, 2013
Altadena Ca
Outstanding product and quick shipping!
Perfect. Great workmanship and Historical Emporium pulls out all the stops to get it to you fast! Will be doing walking tours in a Victorian town, and this vest completes the outfit.
Apr 23, 2012
Nancy L McDaniel
Chimacum Wa
Looks Even Better In Person
The vest is very pretty and I got many compliments when wearing it. The only draw back is that it's not cut for a lady with 'ample endowments' and I have to leave the top buttons undone.
Nov 18, 2010
South Suburbs of...

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