Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Pink Swing Trousers!

I love wearing vintage swing trousers, but always have a hard time shopping for them. I am pretty short, so the hems pool at my feet and the waist is usually too big. But for the first time ever - I actually have a pair of trousers that fit so perfectly that they did not require a single bit of alteration! These trousers are by Vivien of Holloway and are made with vintage sizing, so it is important to completely disregard your high street size and measure yourself carefully following the guide on their website. In accordance with the Vivien of Holloway size chart I went with the size 12, size 26 waist, and found the fit to be extremely comfortable with room to tuck in a blouse.

I took these trousers for a bike ride this morning and was very pleased with how nice and cool the fabric is - perfect for a bike ride on a summer day. While I do often wear shorts when I ride my bike, trousers really are a more sensible choice as they protect the sides of my legs getting grazed and bruised by the pedals. A small feature that I really love too is the little pocket at the front - I put my keys in mine, but it could also be great for holding lipstick for touch ups on the go! The top I'm wearing is the Vivien of Holloway Gypsy Top in Classic White, a true wardrobe staple that I already see myself styling with many outfits to come. This particular top has a peplum that can be styled tucked in or out, and an elastic waist - very useful for this time of year when I tend to expand a little as a result of indulging in rum balls and mince pies.

Vivien of Holloway is another great UK vintage reproduction company who have a huge range of dresses and separates, and I wholeheartedly could not recommend their swing trousers enough as they truly stand out in terms of quality and era authentic appearance. Although Vivien of Holloway is a UK brand, they ship internationally and for us Aussie girls, there is Melbourne retailer of Vivien of Holloway - Christine's!

Top - courtesy of Vivien of Holloway
Trousers - courtesy of Vivien of Holloway
Shoes - Bait Footwear

15 comments:

  1. I've never tried their swing trousers, I have some from Heyday, 20th Century Foxy and Tara Starlet, so would be interesting to compare! Honestly what a gorgeous colour for Spring/Summer. Xx

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  2. Ohhhh I love this look!! Perfect! So beautiful dear.

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  3. Gorgeous photos I love these trousers from Vivien of Holloway, I own a red pair...I would love to buy another colour way for next winter, maybe next year! :)

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  4. They look so lovely on you! I've had a nightmare with VoH's sizing in the past - I think my waist is between sizes and if that happens it all falls down... I should try again one day though!

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  5. Love the pink pants! What a lovely color and they look so nice on you! =D

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  6. That is such a dreamy shade of pink, and it goes gloriously with your bike! I am in love with these gorgeous summery shots.

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  7. Are they quite thick Harlow? I'd love to get a pair soon!

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  8. That's so great that these pants ended up fitting perfectly without needing any alterations! Lovely outfit and gorgeous photos! Such a lovely summer day!

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  9. Very cute, and it looks like they fit really well! I've got a fairly small waist and a comparatively big butt, and I would love to find a pair of wide leg pants that actually fit without a lot of alterations.
    I also love that you took photos on your bike. I bike pretty much daily, and figuring out what parts of my vintage wardrobe works with that and what doesn't is always a bit of a pain.

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  10. I'm in love with this post and these lovely photos! This outfit is amazing and I'm in love with the pants. I have a thing for pink :)

    <3
    Leigh
    www.pinkvintageheart.com

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  11. Absolutely love this outfit! Those trousers are to die for!
    x Angela // missangellane.com

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  12. Swoon! I absolutely, completely love these pants and the whole outfit. You look so great! I run into a lot of fit issues with pants (repro and modern styles alike), but tend to have the best luck with classic 40s trousers of this nature and soooo massively want a pair of these pretty pink gems from VOH now (onto the wishlist they go).

    Big hugs & happy weekend wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

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  13. I always struggle to find trousers that fit me, I have such long legs and wide hips, they never fit! These look amazing on you though!

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  14. I love this outfit on you SO much, and that you managed to coordinate with your bike too! I don't think swing trousers would really suit me but they look amazing on you, and you can't beat an off the shoulder top, I've been getting really into them lately and I picked up a really similar one from ASOS without the peplum bottom to it recently. It's just a shame I can't get away with wearing tops like that to work so it's for weekends only.

    jessica - littlehenrylee.com

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