Style : Step Away From The Furry Vest
I’m kinda down with all sorts of things that the fashion world throws at us, slapping the word trend on said object as it does.
But last year I saw one trend creep into winter fashion. One I just didn’t get. A trend I truly had hoped would die a natural death.
The Furry Vest.
You know the ones I mean, don’t you?
They’re the more hairy second cousins, once removed of the puffer vest species. And like the puffer vest, the furry vest has the unfortunate ability to make a woman look bigger than she actually is.
So it makes absolutely SO much sense to want to rush out an buy one, doesn’t it girls?
I mean if we’re already, shall we say, blessed in the bosum department, we’d really want to be adding to that blessing, wouldn’t we?
This is not meant to be a trick question. The answer really is NO.
At a stretch, the only people who actually will get away with wearing a fake animal across their chest and still pull off a vaguely flattering look are those who are of the 6ft tall, flat chested, string bean varietal. You, my genetically gifted ones, have my permission to go to town on this trend.
I still may not quite WHY you do though.
Perhaps you come from a long line of Star Wars fanatics? And while all your friends tried to perfect the art of Princess Leia’s over-the-ear double hair buns, you quite liked the idea of sitting alongside Harrison Ford in the Millennium Falcon … as CHEWBACCA.
Each very much to their own and if Chewy is your thing then by all means embrace it.
Who am I to get in the way?
In any case, it seems my anti-furry-vest stance is having little effect.
Shops from Country Road to Sussan and Cotton On are this winter again pushing its virtues.
Take a look-see here:
What do you think? Are you ON Team Furry Vest or OFF it? Do think it’s an age thing? Is there a trend this winter you won’t touch?