A waistcoat is an upper body item with no sleeves that are cut at the waist and has a vertical, buttoned front opening that is worn over a dress shirt and beneath a suit jacket in a three-piece suit. Here is a detailed article on Waistcoats and how to style one of them.
What is a Waistcoat?
In parts of the US and Canada, a waistcoat is also referred to as a vest. It is a sleeveless upper-body garment that is typically worn as the third piece in the classic three-piece male suit, underneath the coat and over the dress shirt and necktie in most men’s formal attire. Depending on the weather, the wearer, and the setting, the waistcoat can be worn instead of or beneath a larger coat. Daytime formal clothing and semi-formal attire typically include a waistcoat in a contrasting colour.
How do you style one?
Since the 17th century, waistcoats, sometimes known as “suit vests,” have been an essential part of men’s wardrobes. It wasn’t until several decades later that they were made available to women.
If you want to project a more relaxed mood, opt for relaxed-fitting pants and a cropped waistcoat or go for a monochromatic ensemble. Alternately, to make the most of a colourful ensemble, pick a waistcoat that will be the focal point. Then make a statement with the accessories.