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How to wear a waistcoat smartly

It is fashionable to wear a vest or waistcoat over T-shirts. Here's how you should wear it.

fashion and trends Updated: Aug 28, 2010 00:58 IST
Hindustan Times

1 Trend wise:

It is fashionable to wear a vest or waistcoat over T-shirts. The term waistcoat is used in Europe, while Americans refer to the garment as a vest. It's a great cover up during the slight chill in monsoons and also adds style to your personality.

2 Casual chic:

If you want a casual look, a waistcoat in an informal fabric, such as denim, cotton or linen can be worn over a simple, solid-colored crewneck or V-neck top. To look trendier by one can go for a waistcoat in a contrasting fabric or brighter shade.

3 Night time:

For the evening look one can select a waistcoat in a rich fabric, such as satin or velvet. Match it with a trouser in solid colour or a pencil skirt.

4 Acessorise:

Avoid wearing chunky necklaces or pins but can go for rings, bracelets or earrings. Anything too big or loud will not match with the trend.

5 Fit right:

If the top is tight then the buttons of waistcoat should be left open and if it's a loose fitted top then you can close the buttons

First Published: Aug 27, 2010 18:51 IST