3 Tips on Wearing a Denim Vest

by Nubia Mejia

A great way to incorporate denim into your wardrobe besides wearing jeans is a denim vest. It seems the 90’s have come back with a vengeance and a denim vest is a great way to get back into the groove. But like most articles of clothing, there are some things you should keep in mind when wearing a denim vest.

3 Tips on Wearing a Denim Vest:

  • My personal favorite looks when wearing a denim vest are with a summer dress or perhaps a tee with skinny jeans. Vest’s come in different sizes. With the summer dress, I’d probably go with a short cropped vest as opposed to a longer vest I might wear with skinny’s and a tee. It’s about proportion.
  • Get a wash that will compliment your wardrobe or the season. If I were to buy a denim vest right now I would probably go with a light wash denim because of all the items in my closet I’m wearing for Summer.
  • Make sure to try it on! Not all vest flatter. They can especially be tricky around the shoulder area. Also, my personal choice would be to go with a vest that’s not very fitted. This way I can comfortably wear a T-shirt under it and not feel like it looks bulky.

These are 3 great basic tips that will let you pull off a denim vest gracefully. I will most certainly be wearing my vest with dresses and skirts, its one of my favorite looks! What do you look for in a denim vest? Do you have any tips you think we may have overlooked?

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  1. Shawnette
    June 21, 2011 / 12:26 pm

    I just dug out my denim vest and wore it over a summer dress this past weekend…received lots of compliments! Thank you for sharing this as I wasn’t really sure it was appropriate (ie; currently fashionable?!)…but I went with it anyway!! =)

  2. June 22, 2011 / 12:13 am

    I’ve been searching for a denim vest or thrift jacket I can cut the sleeves off of, thanks for the tips!


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