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Trend Alert: Vests

When I first heard that vests were coming back in style, I had frightening visions of the baggy vests that (literally) everyone and her mother wore back in the early 1990s. But don't be scared: The hot vests for Fall 2006 aren't anything like those. This season's shrunken and cropped styles look smart and polished, particularly when layered over baby-doll dresses and billowy blouses. Here's a look at some of my favorite tailored vests at designer and non-designer prices.

3.1 Phillip Lim Wool Tweed Waistcoat, $305, available here.

Rebecca Taylor Vest in Smokey Quartz, $151, available here.

Laundry by Shelli Segal Plaid Vest, $195, available here.

Nanette Lepore Estate Foulard Faille Secret Garden Vest, $170, available here.

To see the non-designer versions,

T Tahari Stretch-Velvet Vest, $98, available here.

To the Max Black Vest With Welted Pockets, $68, available here.

Ann Taylor Loft Fashion Tattersall Vest, $59, available here.

Apt. 9 Plaid Corset Vest, $19.99, available here.

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BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 10 years
I love vests! :) Thanks Fab.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 10 years
Did Jude Law just inspire a trend? Whatever.. I was the queen of vests in the 80's and early 90's.. but that was also when I had 0% bofy fat. I even wore the fitted sweater vest over the fitted cable sweater..thats how tiny I was.. Not anymore my friend.
honey31 honey31 10 years
Some are cute Id wear some of them lol.Brings back memories form the 80s when I was younger.
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 10 years
Oh man I remember these in the late 80's. I don't think I'll follow this trend it reminds me of my geeky junior high days.
cynsim cynsim 10 years
I like the 3rd and last one. I think those styles could work with bigger boobs (and curvy bods) because of the corset style. It would definitely need to have a good fit or tailored to fit your body shape, otherwise it would look shapeless. I'll reserve judgement until I get to try it on.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
I like the first one. These don't work with my bod, though. You have to be really skinny and have small, perky boobs for these to work.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
I like the 1st, 3rd and 5th vest, I'm on the fance with wearing them though. jen, just imagine those MC Hammer pants coming back!
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Argh. Some of these are CUTE! But no no no no no no. Just no. I am so scared for what's next. Fab, pleeeease tell me those jeans with the waist that looks like the top of a paper bag aren't coming back.
yayita yayita 10 years
If you have fat rolls, they dont look good. They make you look pouchy
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
some of these are cute but i won't be wearing them
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