Most women shy away from wearing a waistcoat. It was previously considered too masculine an item of clothing, and maybe that notion still persists in the mind of women.
Most women also do not really know how to incorporate it into their clothing, even though it is something which can lend a touch of class, an element of bohemian, or a country, rustic flavor, depending on what items of clothing are worn with it. Here are a few great ideas on how to wear a waistcoat:
Get The Cowboy Look
The cowboy look has never gone out of fashion. There are various ways in which to get the cowboy look, but hardly anything looks more appealing and catchy than a waistcoat with a fringe, worn with a pair of jeans, and tall or short boots. It is an instant head-turner.
Get a waistcoat in basic black or beige, or even one in a deep blue, and team it up with your favourite denims, preferably the distressed style that is so in vogue these days. Slip into a nice pair of leather or suede boots, and you are ready to step out looking like a million bucks.
Look Chic With A Waistcoat
Teaming up a basic black waistcoat or even one in a vibrant colour with a fitting pair of tight jeans in a deep blue would always look chic and glamorous. This look can be worn with a pair of cuff sandals, or any kind of chic footwear. This look is very versatile, since it can be worn for daytime shopping, a casual luncheon, a date; practically anywhere.
Team It Up With A Gypsy Skirt
This is another style statement which is not likely to go out of style anytime soon. Teaming up any kind of waistcoat with a flouncy, bouncy gypsy-style skirt and tresses worn loose and flowing creates a bohemian look which is sure to bowl the guys over. One can accessorise this look with a cowboy hat, easily available these days in most accessory shops.
Wear A Waistcoat For Those Outdoorsy Adventures
When you are out trekking, or doing anything outdoorsy, a waistcoat teamed up with shorts looks great. Think jungle, with an olive green or sand coloured waistcoat, or hiking, with the same combination.
Wear A Waistcoat To Office
A waistcoat is not always for a casual look. For your workplace, a waistcoat is a great idea to give the overall appearance of ultra-chic and formal. Look all spruced up and in control by donning a waistcoat over a pencil skirt, or even trousers. Keep the waistcoat simple and elegant, and without embellishments.
A Waistcoat For A Night Out
Waistcoats can even look great for when you are all set to step out and party. A nice, trendy and blingy waistcoat can be worn with a short skirt, a tight fitting dress, or a just a pair of black jeans for a great party attire. Even if you do not have a waistcoat which is eye-catching, you can always glam it up yourself by tacking on floral patches or attaching sequins to it.
Here, then, is a new way to prep up your look with that little piece of garment you always thought you could never wear!