To say that fur vests are the current fall-winter fashion season’s darling is a gross understatement. Every designer and their mother is riding the fur vest wave and retailers are literally planning on smiling all the way to the bank with it.
If last year was the vest’s popular introduction, this year might just be its official coronation as the “it” sartorial must have. (Last year that honor was bestowed upon the oversized fur trapper hat.)
Not to digress, but the recent spring-summer 2012 collections, held in September-October, had their fair share of vests too; some were sleeveless suit jacket variances, often turned into sleeveless vest-dresses in a vein similar to the coat-dresses that were popular back in the 1960s. By the look of it, this newly trendy fashion adornment is showing its versatility and marching into wardrobes with great aplomb for a few seasons to come.
Seriously, fur vests are cool! They are so on point with the zeitgeist! Let’s face it, fur vests are as modern as they are classic… and of course, ever-so practical! With the seasonal transition in effect, the vest allows for a large margin of creative dressing with comfort and ease. Dressing the part while elegantly adapting to the degrading temperatures is now effortless. And this versatile fashion statement moves easily from street-chic to smartly tailored and even evening chic.
What is truly curious is that these fashionable vests are coming out in every imaginable shape, length and size. Today’s vest is essentially a sleeve-less garment. Whether a jacket, coat or blouson, it adapts and morphs into a passe-partout outerwear solution.
The vest defies conventionality without ever ‘rocking the boat’. It adapts so well to lifestyle and socio-economic variances that it is surprising that this trend didn’t take a decade ago. Now you don’t need to vacation in Gstatt, Vail, or Portillo to enjoy the look.
Don’t miss these other fashionable FAVORITES in The Fur Insider’s series:
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