Please excuse my absolute disaster of a background photography set up for this fit review. I am literally doing this fit review right in front of my painters that are working right to the side of this mirror. They are cracking up so hard seeing me do a fit review. I’m also freezing because we are keeping windows and doors open so I’m wearing my favorite cardigan of life under this, the Barefoot Dreams Cozychic Light, which doesn’t exactly match. I highly, highly recommend this cardigan (linked below).
I remember trying this vest on as a lark last year and being very surprised that I really liked it on. Despite the length, it’s not boxy or masculine and actually pretty feminine. I wouldn’t typically go for a vest that has no hood, or this type of collar and also that buttons up instead of zip up but the collar and the button ups are exactly what makes this vest less masculine and more fashion-forward, and gives it more of that oversized cardigan look, but outerwear. I think it’s elongating on my petite height. I love that it’s a butt-covering length with a bit of a flare out at the bottom – that will look so great with over the knee boots! I ordered this in my TTS 10 and it is snugger across the hips than I’d like when buttoned up, but I’m also feeling especially fluffy these days. I wouldn’t likely wear it buttoned all the way, I like how it looks with the bottom button undone, and prefer it completely unbuttoned, but fit should be perfect regardless of how you choose to wear it. I’m considering a size up in this because although it’s fine with just my tee shirt underneath when I button it up over my sweater it very obviously pulls. These snap buttons are also fragile on the nylon and with enough tension (sitting, or pulling the snaps open) they will eventually rip out of the nylon. I definitely like the vest and want to keep it, I just hope the size up doesn’t create boxiness at the shoulders.
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