The Sweater Vest – Once Reserved for Golf Courses across the UK….

If there ever was a piece that could spring up from the Cricket Pitches and Golf Courses of the U.K. to come into mainstream fashion it’s this. I wouldn’t have predicted I’d be seen dead on one of these and yet … here we are! They are actually very versatile though and add an extra layer of warmth to any outfit! They can be quite boxy when worn and so I thought I wouldn’t look that good in one. But after styling it a few ways I’ve been sold! So without further ado, here’s my tips for wearing a plus size sweater vest.

Find the Plus Size Sweater Vest for You.

Lucy stood inside. Courtyard with the sweater vest untuxked

I’m wearing the famous H&M ‘Slipover’ that’s £17.99 in a XL. It’s perfectly oversized on me as a size 20-22. I’ve popped some other options below in case this plus size sweater vest isn’t your bag/style/size. This one is a chunky rib knit with a traditional V-neck. this size keeps coming back into stock so worth saving to your faves and setting a back in stock notification on it.

It’s a longer line plus size sweater vest, which can be fab for those conscious over their stomach, hips, bum etc. as you know I’m a strong believer of not wearing things to flatter or hide, but I know not everyone is at that stage yet! I do love the more copped styles you can find to so worth a look around to find one you love! or if you have a partner who golfs then maybe raid their wardrobe haha! just make sure you don’t look like Chandler from Friends if you do and avoid really dull washed-out colours! Also if you are shopping then check out the charity shops men’s sections and you just might find something.

Accessorise It!

A close up on Daisy london jewellery
Lucy is sat gazing loving at brekkie

You know me, I’m all about looking pretty (and so stereotypical feminine looks) and so wearing a chunky, quite masculine knit can be hard! So to tone down the more masculine edges of this vest I added this Estée Lalonde necklace from Daisy Jewellery* (£149) that’s the perfect length to sit amongst the vests V-Neck. It’s a lovely hexagonal shape and is the most beautiful basic! It’s 18ct gold too so won’t tarnish so will last for seasons to come. (and my excessive wearing I tend to do when I find a piece I love.) I also added an oversize quilted bag to the look which elevates the more casual tones of the sweater vest and makes it look like I’ve made an effort!

Lucy stood in a pumpkin field holding a pumpkin
Lucy is holding a tiny pumpkin and. Smiling
Close up of the Daisy Jewellery necklace

Finally I’ve tucked mine in so it stops at what I feel is the right length for my body. Just grab a belt and either wear it over the vest and then flounce it out. Or wear the vest over the belt and tuck the bottom of the vest upwards into the belt. This can be tricky as it can come untucked as the day goes on, but isn’t as bulky as the first option.

Team it With a Go-To Piece

Lucy is stood in a field of pumpkins holding one out to her right
Lucy is stood in front of doddington hall, smiling holding an umbrella. She’s wearing a black jacket, dress and sweater vest
Lucy wears a leopard print dress, sweater vest and cot and is stood on grass next to a river in the city. Graffiti is behind the river bank.

I’ve only worn my sweater vest with long sleeve dresses to balance out the chunky knit. The Frill Neck Dress shown is from Shein and is £27.99. The leopard print dress* is from Marks and Spencer and is £45.

As I live in skirts and dresses that works for me. But if you live in jeans pairing it with those over a shirt, will look great. And, more importantly you’ll feel great too as its something you are more comfortable wearing.

So let me know if you try a plus size sweater vest and tag me @lucy_earnshaw over on Instagram! I’ll share my faves on my stories!

Boots* Marks and Spencer £59

Aviator Jacket* Marks and Spencer £69

Tan Bag – Old Michael Kors

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