Best buy: The Hanro vest

Trending for spring: boyfriend shorts, sheer-panelled skirts, barely-there bandeau tops… Um, not in my world they’re not. On rotation in my wardrobe right now is the same thing I’ve been wearing since last September – an endless cycle of jumbo cardigans and polo necks, underpinned by a lifetime’s supply of Hanro vests. Where would I be without my Hanros?

My go-to Hanro is the ‘1601‘ in black or white, made famous by Nicole Kidman in Eyes Wide Shut, but otherwise worn by thousands as a pretty spaghetti-strapped vest that works under any weight or sheerness of top. I wear mine under T-shirts, jumpers, silk shirts and sheer blouses. And if it does get properly balmy, you can wear one on its own too.

The adjustable-strapped V-neck vests (and short sleeve tops, my other Hanro addiction – seen on Kate Moss, above) are made in Switzerland from mercerised cotton, wool and silk. Some are trimmed with filigree embroidery still produced in Swiss factories. They’re not cheap – the 1601 costs £29 for the cotton version – but they’re beautifully made and absolutely last. Cost-per-wear wise, they’re a very good investment.

[Images: Kate Moss by Corrine Day for Vogue]

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2 Responses to Best buy: The Hanro vest

  1. sarah says:

    Hi!! Love that vest so much!! Currently doing a giveaway on my blog and I was wondering if you might want to take a look!! Following you via google friend connect!!!

  2. Lola says:

    I hadn’t heard of the brand (but I do remember seeing it on nicole kidman in eyes white shut) and this type of strappy vest, i would actually wear on its own which is weird because normally i can’t stand spaghetti straps. the fabric looks so soft-need on skin now!

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