You Said: Yes to Vests

July 7th, 2008

Omiru Poll Results: Vests are In

Anabelle VestWe asked: Would you wear a Vest?

You said:  60% of you say Yes to Vests.

Style tip?  For men, vests are a great way to gain statesman-like style points.  For women, vests are one of our favorite pieces for the menswear-as-womenswear trend.  Our favorite way to wear the vest?  Wear it with a feminine piece, like a ruffled skirt.

Next question: Big shoulders were on display on the runway, along with other menswear-as-womenswear favorites (including the vest).  But what do you think?  Tell us, would you wear tops or jackets with big shoulders?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured:  Anabelle Vest | $17.80 at Forever 21.

Entry Filed under: Men,Trend,Trend Predictives,Trendscape,Trendscape,What's In and What's Out,Women

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. LovetoShop  |  July 7th, 2008 at 11:36 am

    I was at first skeptical of the vest trend, but I’m totally buying into it now and think it’s definitely here to stay for the fall. I was shopping at one of my favorite websites, Goldyn, and saw that they just added such a wearable piece to transition into fall with–Mint’s wrap vest, it’s adorable and is a unique take on the vest trend!

  • 2. Mimi  |  July 7th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    I always feel like a waiter when I wear a vest.

  • 3. Julie  |  July 7th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    I never know what to wear under a vest, except for a white blouse – but I don’t wear white blouses, they’re a bit formal for my workplace. Is it ok to wear a vest over a t-shirt or something else?

  • 4. Trisha  |  July 7th, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Yes, it is definitely ok to wear a vest over a t-shirt–or another equally casual item. The vest over white blouse look works, but it’s formal and a little too literal translation of the menswear as womenswear trend.

    The fun with vests is dressing them up with something a bit unexpected–like the t-shirt.

    Any other ideas for what to pair a vest with?

  • 5. MsKatieKat  |  August 20th, 2008 at 7:41 am

    I, too was skeptical about the vest for a while – until I gave it a try one day while shopping at H&M. Being a large-chested, large waisted woman, I found that dark-coloured vest are wonderful waist-whittlers! I normally wear it with a v-neck, tie-front top or a button-down patterned shirt paired with jeans or a casual skirt. Finally! A summer alternative to blazers!

  • 6. Trisha  |  August 20th, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    Great idea to pair the masculine vest with a feminine tie-neck top. Love it!

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