If You Like Quilted Jackets, You’ll Love This Key Outerwear Trend for Autumn

Granny chic, but make it fashion.
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It might just about still feel like summer, but autumn is just around the corner, bringing with it a host of new trends – including quilted vests.

Quilted textures and puffer jackets are set to be one of the key trends for AW21, after they appeared at the Prada, Givenchy, Marni, Balenciaga, Chanel and Louis Vuitton shows.

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One trend we didn’t see coming out of it is quilted vests. While the padded pieces have been around for some time, they’re usually reserved for country walks and affectionately labelled ‘body warmers’.

Fortunately, they’ve had a fashion update for 2021. After Résumé Copenhagen’s floral quilted vests were spotted on countless influencers last winter, it seems to have had a rippling effect.

& Other Stories and Neon Rose have dropped iterations of the floral waistcoat, while Zara and Mango have kept their vests simple in neutral and black hues.

They also come in a range of lengths and shapes, with boxy fits being the favourites.

If you’re wondering how on earth to wear quilted vests to make them less farmer, more fashion, I recommend wearing them over dresses and skirts. This gives a more feminine twist on the country classic.

For now, here’s 10 of our favourites you can buy ahead of the change in seasons. Not only will you be ahead of the curve, but they make for the best transitional pieces too.

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model wears purple Quilted vest from Monki

Quilted Vest, £35, Monki – buy now

Pink Quilted Vest & Other Stories

Quilted Vest, £85, & Other Stories – buy now

Quilted vest Lindex

Quilted Vest, £29.99, Lindex – buy now

relaxed gilet in quilted pastel floral co-ord neon rose

Relaxed Gilet, £35, Neon Rose at ASOS – buy now


Cropped Quilted Waistcoat, now £12.99, Zara – buy now

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Fatma Quilted Vest, £125, Résumé Copenhagen at Studio B Fashion – buy now

Quilted Padded Vest in beige & other stories

Quilted Padded Vest, £85, & Other Stories – buy now

Green Quilted zipper gilet - mango

Quilted Zipper Gilet, £29.99, Mango – buy now

Quilted Vest Arket

Quilted Vest, £89, Arket – buy now

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Quilted Vest Anthropologie

Quilted Vest, £125, Anthropologie – buy now