By now, anyone doubting the popularity of the fur vest needs to capitulate. This sartorial item is fast becoming one of the most sought-after garments in years. Not long ago, most people thought about fur vests as a hippie vestige and not a super-styling wardrobe “must-have.” But today, the easy wear-ability and versatility of the fur vest is making it the über-chic item of the season.

The fur vest is not only a vest; it can easily channel a sleeveless coat…


Retro-chic 1970s glam (ohlmag.com)

Oscar de la Renta – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Jen Kao – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Reed Krakoff – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

What makes this trend interesting is its creative approach, its rather democratic take on dressing and its multitude of variances. Yes, the fur vest is not only a vest; it can easily channel a sleeveless coat as much as a shrug or even a wrap.

Helen Yarmak – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Rebecca Minkoff – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Vera Wang – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Lady Lavinia Spencer (Lavinia Bingham), by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1781-82

Marc Jacobs – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Ohne Titel – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

The sky is the limit with this trend, making this garment a fashion superstar. From L.A. celebrities to budding high school fashionistas to chic everybody, the fur vest comes in enough styles and types to fulfill anyone’s fashion fancy.

Best Teen Street Style: Fur vest and leggings (TeenVogue.com)

Peachoo Krejberg – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Dennis Basso – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

J. Mendel – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

It is now obvious that the creative Vest bandwagon is getting the historical redo. Designers and furriers alike might look at something from years past (or centuries for that matter) to develop new pieces. The creative wheel has no bounds, so as quirky as an original idea may have been, it becomes that much more interesting once updated for today’s fashion mood.

Michael Kors – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Pamella Roland – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Mulberry – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Coat with detachable black fur fichu, with purple hat, 1939 (André Fashion Illustrations from FIT’s Special Collections)

A.F. Vandevorst – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Krizia – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Will you be adding a vest or two to your wardrobe this season?

Street Style Today: black leather jacket worn under a fur vest




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