Women's Vest FAQs
What vest styles are in right now?
There are several popular women's vests right now, including quilted and faux leather styles. Quilted vests can soften any look and make for an excellent layering piece. Faux leather vests are a statement piece that can be professional or casual, depending on how you wear them.
Our women's vest collection includes a range of styles that are designed to meet the moment but can become a staple in your wardrobe season after season.
How do you use women's vests as a layering piece?
Long, open-front vests are an effortless way to layer and create shape with blouses that have a boxy silhouette. Style them with straight-leg pants to elongate your frame. This is also an opportunity to mix fabrics to add texture and visual interest to your outfit.
Zip-front women's vests provide added warmth and lend themselves to casual outfits. Pair them with leggings or your favorite jeans and a long-sleeve tee.
You can wear a vest over your pullover sweaters and even lighter coats to add dimension and break up too much of one color. Light vests look great over tees for a simple yet casual pairing.
There are so many ways to incorporate a sleeveless vest to complement your outfit, whether it's a focal point of the ensemble or part of a sleek monochromatic look.
Choosing the right vest style also depends on the season and the tone you're trying to achieve with your outfit.
How should a vest fit?
A warm women's outerwear vest should have a little extra room; that way, you can wear it over different types of coats and sweaters. This is especially true if it's meant to be zipped.
Lighter vests should have a slightly more snug fit, but they shouldn't fit so tightly that they feel restrictive. Open-front vests in flowy fabrics should fit loosely to create movement that compliments fitted under-layers.
Sizes and fits vary quite a bit depending on the style of vest you choose, so make sure you're using our measurement guide to find your size.
Are vests appropriate for work attire?
Vests make excellent work attire as long as you choose the right type of vest and style it appropriately. You can wear a light vest over a button-up blouse or a cotton tee.
Vests in knit fabrics or faux leather can be worn over sweaters for a modern yet cozy look. Pair a structured vest with a blouse featuring eye-catching sleeve detailing for a feminine yet professional ensemble.
If you need help finding a vest that you can wear with your favorite outfits, you can use Style Connect to consult a virtual stylist who can give you personalized advice.