I really shouldn't subscribe to Nili Lotan e-mails, because I am so tempted the way the clothes are styled, but many of them (e.g. the drop crotch pants) do not suit me in person. I do enjoy some of the pants, mainly for being different from my winter jeans norm, but casual enough that I would wear them every day. (This the brand of my zebra crazypants from a previous post.)

Now I've been taken by the idea of wearing a vest in my early winter layering rotation. I'm always cold, and I often throw a puffy vest over whatever I have on indoors, or as a mid layer before a coat. I was thinking that a dressier more shapely vest might be nice, even though not as warm. I like the idea of this pinstripe one as a pattern mix over patterned blouses, or maybe just over featherweight cashmere or merino sweaters.

However, I don't usually do well in menswear for women tailoring, as I am not either shapely or gamine enough to make it look feminine.

Who among you are vest/ gilet wearers? How does it work for you?