90s fashion continues to take over with yet another unlikely trend – but will you wear the waistcoat?

Plus a selection of chic waistcoats from £24.99.
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It’s been a long old time since we were convinced by the waistcoat but like all trends, this one is making its long-awaited return.

After disappearing into the abyss sometime in the noughties, we assumed this look was firmly behind us – but after seeing it time and time again on influencers, its comeback is undeniable.

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Are waistcoats in fashion in 2021?

Way back when it was last known as a style statement, Sienna Miller and Kate Moss were the celebrities giving the waistcoat legs. It was the perfect addition to a boho look, worn open and relaxed with a pair of denim cut offs and slouchy boots.

In 2021, the trend has evolved. Influencers are going back to basics and wearing the tailored piece with suits, printed trousers and jeans. While chic and minimal waistcoats are trending, so too are florals and padded gilet-style waistcoats. It’s not far off the knitted vest trend that took over in AW21. Basically, anything goes.

For those still unconvinced, pictures speak louder than words. We’ve dug up plenty of outfit inspiration from your favourite fashion influencers, showing you how to wear the retro trend this summer.

How to wear waistcoats

Whether you’re a prints lover or have a more minimalist approach when it comes to your personal style, these super-stylish women could inspire anyone to wear a waistcoat.

From knitted vests and tailored waistcoats, to puffers and florals, here’s a selection of our favourite looks.

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Buy now

A selection printed, velvet, tailored and tweed waistcoats available to buy now from £24.99.

Velvet waistcoat : Clara Luciani x Sandro color Black - Zoom in this image
Sandro Paris

Velvet Waistcoat, £209, Clara Luciani x Sandro Paris – buy now


Buttoned Textured Waistcoat, £49.99, Zara – buy now

Suit waistcoat - Black - Ladies | H&M GB

Suit Waistcoat, £24.99, H&M – buy now


Buttoned Textured Waistcoat, £49.99, Zara – buy now

Tweed pocket vest - Mango

Tweed Pocket Vest, £59.99, Mango – buy now

Résumé - CALLI VEST - Waistcoat - red

Calli Vest, £114.99, Résumé – buy now

Soft suiting vest waistcoat

Soft Suiting Vest, £35, Monki – buy now

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