Tailoring is the perfect way to create a sharp silhouette and make an impression. So if you're looking for a new addition to your wardrobe, women's waistcoats are a great choice. Whether you go for a smart business-style option or if high fashion is more your thing, there's plenty to choose from.
Occasions to Wear a Waistcoat
Any time you'd like to dress up your outfit, a waistcoat is a great choice. Whether it's a ceremonial event such as a wedding or christening, the races or a formal party, waistcoats pull your look together.
Fashion or Business Styles
As well as waistcoats for formal occasions you'll find plenty of fashionable waistcoats available too. There are furry styles and shearling-lined waistcoats for an extra warm finishing touch. You could even create a retro look with a seventies-inspired suede waistcoat complete with tassels. This kind of relaxed, vintage waistcoat would be ideal for festivals, fancy dress or everyday use. You can find fashion waistcoats in a looser cut, perfect for throwing over jeans and a jumper for a casual weekend look.
For work, a more sophisticated waistcoat would be appropriate. Choose a waistcoat that has been cut to fit closer to the body for a defined silhouette. You can find a wide range of colours, although for work a light grey or beige is a good choice as these colours will go with everything and won't be too loud for the office.
Choosing the Right Length
Women's waistcoats typically end at the hipline. However, you can find longer styles which give a little more cover and warmth. If you like the look of a warm, fleecy waistcoat then a longer style helps to keep the bottom of your stomach, lower back and upper legs protected from the cold. There are also options for petite, regular and plus-sizes so you can be sure that the waistcoat you choose will fit you perfectly in all ways.