The Marcella waistcoat is a wardrobe staple when attending a formal white tie event and we believe they look stunning. Quite simply, Marcella is of Latin origin and the Italian name or another term used for Pique. Marcella waistcoats are white and come in a variety of forms, with U or V shapes available. Plus there is large choice of outlines for the tips, ranging from pointed to flat or rounded to suit your shape and style.
Did you already know any of these waistcoat facts?
- The waistcoat is quite a Royal inspired garment. King Charles II introduced the waistcoat in 1666 when it was known and referred to as a vest.
- During the 17th Century the Gentlemen’s waistcoats were extremely elaborate and worn with Frock Coats.
- By the 18th Century a man was never seen without his waistcoat and they would be quite long, thigh length.
- Until 1810 when they became shorter and tighter.
- Later in the century the waistcoat was valued as a figure enhancer. Trendsetter Prince Albert had quite the reputation for donning his waistcoat and showing off his tiny waist.
- Before wristwatches were invented, gentlemen would keep their pocket watches in their waistcoat pocket, attached to a chain.
- It’s traditional to keep the bottom button undone. It is believed this stems back to riding horses and would be more comfortable and stop the waistcoat riding up when riding. However this is not the case for evening/formal wear.
- Quite simply, Marcella is of Latin origin and the Italian name or another term used for Pique.