Ask the Stylist: Faux Fur Gilets

November 9, 2012

Ask The Stylist, Daily Digest

Ask the Stylist: Faux Fur Gilets

Fur gilets or fur vests are one of our staples for when the temperature drops. They’re cosy and can add a touch of glamour to any outfit.

Here are our three favourite ways to wear a fur gilet:

1.    Over a tux or tailored black suit

When it comes to evening wear, wearing your gilet over a tux suit or black suit is a great alternative to a LBD.

2.    Over a shirt dress

To wear your fur gilet to the office, wear it over a shirt dress, with thick tights and a pair of pumps. We’d wear a black  fur vest over this Zara printed shirtdress with black closed toe pumps and thick grey tights.

3.    Casual Look

For weekends, wear your fur vest over a pair of skinny jeans and knitted jumper, topped off with a pair of riding boots.

Style Tip: Try and find a fur vest that’s as streamlined as possible (as otherwise they can look bulky), belt it and keep your silhouette on the bottom half slim fitting.

We’ve rounded up this season’s coolest and cosiest fur vest buys, tried and tested by the team:

Faux Fur Gilet Topshop €80/£65

This mink faux goatskin gilet jacket is perfect as it is a longer length and sits on the thigh. There’s a black  tassle hem Faux Fur Gilet at Topshop too (€80/ £65) which  we’ve tried on and it is quite short, even on us (being 5.3)! The tassle hem on it is not seen in the photo but looks odd and unflattering on.


Topshop faux fur gilet in Mink

Faux Fur Gilet F&F at Tesco £30/€35

This gilet sits on the hip and comes in black or brown. The perfect option if you’re on a budget.


Faux Fur Gilet F&F at Tesco

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2 Responses to “Ask the Stylist: Faux Fur Gilets”

  1. JAne Says:

    LOVE. it’s a great piece for layering. I have mine since last year and it hits the hip and adds warmth when winter sets in. i wear it over a blouse/knitwear and jeans

  2. Shirley Says:

    You am going to a wedding in early March I have bought a black and white bodycon dress I am small only 4ft 11 and I was wondering if you could help I want to know if a grey faux fur short gilet would look ok with it please get back to me if you can thanks

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