Make a Wise Investment With a Vest!

Right now, as I write this blog post, I am wearing a vest. It is a cute, tight, black vest that adds some punch and pizzazz to the white long sleeved t-shirt that I am wearing underneath the vest, without covering me up like a coat or a sweater would. The vest has a collar, along with three black buttons up the front, and I can either wear the vest open, partially button the vest, or button up all three buttons, depending on my mood.

A vest, in easy terms, is a garment that covers a portion of the upper body. Vests are generally sleeveless, and can be made from cotton, silk, satin, fur, spandex, leather, denim, etc. Sweater vests and crocheted vests are vastly popular items of clothing!


Vest Fun Fact: The term vest derives from French “veste” (jacket, sport coat), Italian “vesta” (robe, gown) and Latin “vestis”.  Many vests give the appearance of being cut off at the bottom.

Merely by slipping on a vest, you can add a pop and a fizzle to an otherwise ordinary outfit! Doll up your duds with a trendy, chic, vibrant vest!


Vests are an item of clothing that are worn by both males and females.  The sleeveless garment may have been first popularized by King Charles II of England, who wore the adaptable vest underneath his suit coats.

Vests can be worn with an array of outfits, and make for a versatile piece of clothing. You can definitely get your money’s worth by merely investing in a few vogue, alluring, fabulous vests!

Various Types of Vests:

  1. Waistcoat:  (a sleeveless under jacket) – This is a standard vest in the United States and Canada, and it is referred to as a waistcoat in the United Kingdom.
  2. Cut-Off:  The cut-off vest is typically made from cotton or denim and has no sleeves.
  3. Sweater Vest:  This is also known as a slipover, and is similar to a tank top.
  4. Flannel Vest:  A garment usually worn in place of an overcoat.


Vests add mounds of elegance and style to any outfit!

Vest Fun Fact: Vests are often worn as part of formal attire. Some people decorate their vests with jewels, rhinestones and patches. Some vests have collars, pockets, buttons, zippers and run various lengths.

Make a wise investment with a vest!


Flannel Vest Fun Fact: The flannel vest has been praised for the garment’s heat retention properties. Historically, flannel vests were regarded as a status symbol in some regions of the United States, Canada, and the Soviet Union. In the 1990s, the flannel vest found a re-emergence as a counter-culture statement, and was worn by grunge artists such as Nirvana.

Work up a voracious fashion appetite for wearing a variety of vests!


Vests truly are an easy way to add sizzle and spice to your outfit, making you look oh, so nice!

Vests can be thought of as a fantastic, high fashion, high in demand clothing accessory!



For being such a lightweight, easy to add item, vests add immense style and loads of lovely, up-to-the minute glamour to any outfit!

Glam up or glam down by merely slipping on a fancy or a casual vest!

Put my fashion recommendation to the test and wear a vest!

I attest: you’ll look your absolute best!

Author Nancy Mangano is the author of two riveting murder mysteries, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Nancy has blended her love of detective work and her lifelong style addiction into her books. Visit Nancy on her author website, her author/fashion/style blog, Twitter @nancymangano and her author “like” Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano.


About authornancymangano

Nancy Mangano resides in Orange County, CA. She has blended her love of detective work and style in her novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy.
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