Vests are yet another fashion pieces native to menswear that is experiencing a gender transition. Similar to the neck tie and tuxedo jacket the vest is adding strength and elegance to women’s wear this year. Though still made in denim and fur, the vest has undergone a complete overhaul since we last saw it back in the 70’s. The 2012 fall runways were sprinkled with different types of vests from designers like Jason Wu and Michael Kors, we also saw vests on celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Huggens. A great thing about vests is there extreme versatility to work in almost any outfit, in any season. Vests also conform to any environment from the office to date night.

For work try a variation on the traditional power suite, but instead of a blazer wear a tailored vest. This look screams powerful, take charge woman and the vest will be a refreshing change from the plain old blazer. For date night go for a bold yet sexy look by wearing a low cut fitted vest as a shirt. This type of top is not only clever but it also plays up your natural assets, if your on the modest side you can always wear a camisole underneath. Pair your vest shirt  with leather skinny jeans and black pumps for a sultry and daring ensemble.

Try The Trend Tips.

Ready to shimmy into a fun vest this year, well here are a few tips to keep you looking sexy and chic.

Don’t shy away from vest with color, for the office you can opt for muted hues, perhaps blush or sand. For date night go for some fun bright shades like hot pink, or even a vest that has some color blocking going on.

A vest is the perfect way to dress up a jumpsuit, for a simple and quick outfit pair a black jumper with a neon vest. This look is fresh, young and sophisticated.