Even If You Aren't Into The Vest, This May Change Your Mind

3 different ways to style a vest for the summer without looking like you’re trying too hard
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The vest. It emerged last spring and has endured this summer, and you’re wondering if it’s for you.

The thing about trends is knowing which ones to embrace and which ones to skip, but we’re here to offer you a nudge toward the vest for good reason.

It is a great layering piece to add interest to an outfit (which many of you have asked for tips on!), and it’s also a sneaky styling hack:

  • Look for V-neck styles—they create a slenderizing line that makes them universally flattering.
  • A short, fitted version worn over a dress (or looser fitting top) will control excess volume and cover a belly bulge.
  • A longer vest (hitting at the hip or lower) will visually lengthen your frame and provide butt and hip coverage.

We like fabric versions in cotton and linen in neutral colors that will mix and match your wardrobe.

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Goal: Midsection / Hips / Thigh Flattery

Outfit Recipe: Casual Dress + Cropped Vest

Vest: Zara ($45.90); Dress: Madewell ($117), or DKNY ($115), or Eloquii ($119.95); Sandals: Birkenstock ($150); Bag: See By Chloe ($241); Bracelets: 8 Other Reasons ($52); Rings: Baublebar ($88); Sunglasses: H&M ($14.99); Perfume: Maison Margiela ($160)

Goal: Chest / Hips / Thigh Flattery

Outfit Recipe: Straight Leg Jean + Long Vest

Vest: Nordstrom ($111.20); T-Shirt: Gap ($12); Jeans: Madewell ($99.99); Shoes: Sam Edelman ($72); Bag: Botkier ($198); Earrings: COS ($49); Necklace: Missoma ($167); Glasses: IZIPIZI ($50); Blush: Makeup By Mario ($30)

Goal: Midsection Flattery (& Like To Accentuate Your Legs)

Outfit Recipe: Mid-Length Shorts + Tee + Short Vest

Vest: Banana Republic ($50); T-Shirt: Banana Republic ($12.50); Shorts: J.Crew ($79.50); Shoes: Birkenstock ($160); Belt: Banana Republic ($37.50); Bag: Wrap London ($78); Sunglasses: Ray-Ban ($200); Blush: NARS ($32)

Ready to Give The Vest a Try?!

Here are a few more picks we love.

Mango Avaya Waistcoast
Maree Pour Toi Crepe Buttoned Vest
DISSH Banks Natural Linen Vest
Reformation Cienna Vest
Nordstrom One Button Vest
The Femm Key Vest

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