A vest is a great way to add pizazz to an outfit. Nowadays, lace vests are very popular and for a good reason. But what I am craving for right now are ethnic vests. Indian ethnic vests range from block print, vegetable dyed, embroidered, mirror work to silk patchworks. And if you love tribal / ethnic prints as much as I do, you will love African, Mexican and European embroideries too.
Vests came in fashion in India in the nineties. Remember Suchitra’s Dole Dole? She wears a vest over a loose, over sized shirt. I still adore that look.
Think ikat, Aztec, mirror work and tribal designs.
I am a bolero jacket junkie. This one had to be on the list. Source
Wear a vest to create a 90’s grunge look or a hippie / boho look. Wear it with a tank, shirt or kurta. Wear it over shorts, jeans or skirts. A vest goes with just everything.
A ethnic print vest over a kurta or loose shirt. What could be more casual smart than this?? Source
This one’s super adorable. Source
Which one of these is your pick?