The Vest: Can It Ever Look Good?

Maybe it was the trauma of being forced to wear homemade vest/dress combinations sewn by my grandma (sorry Mimi!) when I was young, but I’ve always felt anti-vest.

The concept of the vest has always eluded me. Is it an accessory? Is it a layering piece, meant to keep you warmer? (And if so, it doesn’t seem to help a whole lot.) Is it just something to throw on when you don’t know what else to do with an outfit? These questions about the purpose of the vest have made me wonder if my assumptions are wrong and if a vest really can ever look good.

As it is now spring, I decided to focus on lightweight vests. Below is a slideshow of vests that aren’t too awful (ok they’re kinda cute.) If worn with the right outfit these could be a lot of fun.

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What do you think about vests? Do you like the ones in the slideshow? Leave me a comment and tell me all your vest-related thoughts!

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2 responses to “The Vest: Can It Ever Look Good?

  1. I love vests…on other people. I can’t pull them off (at least in my mind). I think it’s because I am attracted to more feminine styles, and even the most feminine vest is still…menswear. But I love the ones in the slideshow (esp. the AE crocheted back). Maybe one day I’ll try one. Thanks for the great post!

  2. I agree Kim. The reason I wrote this post was because I don’t own a single vest. I always thought they looked like men’s wear too! I like the AE crocheted vest too; it looks like a cardigan to me. Thanks for reading!

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