New Favourite Waistcoat

Tall Girl's Fashion // Styling a long vest

I’ve been lusting after a long waistcoat in a rich autumn colour for ages and finally came across this green waistcoat at Mango that made me jump for joy. Though I feel really guilty about purchasing it, as my bank account is in a sorry state, I thought of it as a Christmas present for myself. And boy, did it make me happy! Considering how much I’ve worn my black waistcoat (here, for instance), I’ll get plenty of wear out of this green one, too.

On my first spin out in my new garment I paired it with a (very wrinkled) mulberry skirt (it looked fine in real life, I swear) and black top and tights. The waistcoat is made of a really thick and structured wool fabric, so it feels quite luxurious and looks good both buttoned up and open, though I prefer it open.

I think longer waistcoats are great for us tall women, as we have the height to balance out having our bodies cut off by the length of the vest. If you are afraid that you are going to look shapeless, wear it open with something that accentuates your waist underneath, either a skirt or trousers that sits at your waist or a belted dress. Also, make sure that it’s not so long that it looks like you don’t have any legs, but just feet. Next I’m going to try it over flared jeans and a striped top in a 1970s kind of way, inspired by how Mango styled it in their webshop.

Tada until Wednesday!

Tall Girl's Fashion // Styling a long vest

Mango green waistcoat (it’s on 20 % off today!) // Kookaii black turtleneck (similar — great value) // Boden mulberry skirt // H&M black tights // Jonak black booties // Unknown brand gold pig necklace (similar) // Komono golden watch // Edblad brass bangle (on sale!) and ring // Snø of Sweden golden earrings

Tall Girl's Fashion // Styling a long vest

Tall Girl's Fashion // Styling a long vest

Tall Girl's Fashion // Styling a long vest

Tall Girl's Fashion // Styling a long vest

  • 1LordStanley .

    Hello, Annet! You look GREAT in your turtleneck outfits! I would like to see you do a turtleneck outfit with a skirt, blazer and glasses (if you wear them) dressed like a librarian!

  • Beautiful! It’s a gorgeous piece that looks great on you. I love how you’ve styled it! x Allison

    • Thank you so much, Allison! Once the weather has warmed up a bit, I’m going to style it in different ways. Now I need to wear a wool jumper — a vest isn’t warm enough! xoxo Anett

  • Very classy! I like the color pairings with that pretty green coat. 🙂


    • Thank you so much for stopping by, Erica! I love muted autumn colours like deep purple, plum and this green, so I know I’ll get tons of wear out of it. xoxo Anett

  • What a great color! I have a down coat in a similar color and am loving it. I am always concerned that I will look shapeless under a coat that doesn’t have a belt, but I do like your idea of wearing it open with something that accentuates my waist underneath.

    • Deep autumn colours are the best, aren’t they? So rich and classy-looking. I hope my tip helps! 😉 xoxo Anett