Today we are here to talk about down vest and ways how to wear them with your clothes. This outer garment is a type of sleeveless down jacket designed to be worn over lighter clothing. The jacket usually has thin lining and can have the ability to zip up the front, zippers are often found on the pockets and may be fur-lined. It is commonly used by hikers, runners or mountaineers and today we see this layering piece on ladies who appear on the streets on their way to work, meetings and casual walks around town. When used for warmth, the term “down jacket” is primarily used in North America, whereas in Europe “Down Vest” is more commonly used for similar garments that are not necessarily jackets or coats.
We see a matching color outfit idea, it comes with a cropped down vest paired with a crop hoodie and velour pants completed with black ankle boots.
What is Down Vest And Why You Need It
The down vest is mostly made from a light and thin material of down, which is a lower density than feathers, and is most often filled with synthetic materials to provide insulation. While the vest’s warmth has been disputed, it is generally accepted that the vest will keep the wearer warm enough as long as it’s not too wet or dry. If used lightly a down vest can be an ideal garment for general cold weather use.
A down vest is generally a lightweight garment that is worn over clothes. Because of this, it can be worn on its own as an outer garment in warm weather. While originally designed for outdoor use, down vests have been increasingly popular in recent times among the fashion industry. A number of high-end designers produce lines of women’s vests with a variety of styles and fabrications using down fillings.
Choose An Ideal Down Vest
High-end, luxury down vests may be made from actual down. Other versions may be made from a combination of fillings, such as a blend of goose down and goat hair, or with other materials such as Teflon. Down vests are often adorned with fur trim, and may contain pockets to carry additional warmth items.
Because of the lightweight and thin design, down vests may be worn over other garments such as a shirt or blouse for extreme warmth. Down vests, when wet, provide a natural insulation that continues to keep the wearer warm; this effect is greater when they are damp or even wet. When dry, down vests also continue to provide insulation, but not nearly to the same extent as when wet. A down vest would be ideal for someone who does not want bulk but requires warmth and is resistant to moisture.
Fashion down vests are often designed to be elegantly worn over a blouse or dress with boots. They can also be worn with casual trousers or jeans.
In general a down vest is not designed to be too heavy. The reason for this is that when placed over other clothing, especially other down coats, the user will usually warm up as another layer of insulation. If the vest is too heavy then it may decrease the amount of warmth that reaches the user’s body by trapping too much air around them. It may also cause the user to feel the weight of the vest and struggle to move around freely. On a more practical note, when a person is wearing a vest which is too heavy they will not be able to operate in conditions which are controlled by cold, such as skiing or mountaineering.
My Favorite Street Style Ideas With Down Vests
This one is my favorite, we see a black down vest teamed up with a sweatdress and chunky boots:
A hooded down vest looks functional, paired with a turtleneck in black and paperbag waist pants in white:
A cream-beige puffy vest looks awesome with this brown jacket:
A black leather down vest comes with an oversized fit, style it with a pastel lime tracksuit:
We see a black down vest in oversized fit styled with a grey hoodie:
We see a cream-white down vest teamed with a classy white shirt paired with a navy maxi skirt completed with brown boots:
An oversized blue down vest can be combined with a lime yellow top and cool sporty shorts, complete this look by adding neon sneakers:
Go wild with this pastel violet look! Try on a down vest with a plaid suit: