Tell us: Will You Wear Cropped Vests?

08/29/2006 at 12:00 PM ET

Some fall trends seem easier to swallow than others– while ankle boots are causing a general panic, cropped vests seem like an easy way to incorporate the fall menswear’s trend into your wardrobe. Sure, they look great on Anne Hathaway (left) and Lucy Liu, but what is the best way for you to work them into your closet? Here are a few of our favorite ways to wear a vest, without looking like one of the boys.

1. Shorter vests look great layered over button down shirts (like Rebecca and Drew‘s) at work or over a tee-shirt to keep it casual on the weekends.

2. Try them with a longer shirt and skinny jeans or keep it fitted on top and pair with wide legged pants, for a Katherine Hepburn look.

3. The one shown here from Old Navy, $27, still seems feminine with all the lace trim.

What do you think? Would you wear a cropped vest? Or do you shy away from menswear styles?

For more vests and how to wear them, check out PEOPLE’s StyleWatch Fall issue, on sale now at newsstands.

Photo: Evan Agostini/Getty; courtesy of Old Navy

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Shasha on

I personlly like this look I think its a nice approch to casual this fall

hali on

omg !! what a perfect way to start off fall with this cute cropped vest

erika on

i dunno…the vest takes away from ones feminitity, which is something i think should be embraced…

Bunky on

As long as this doesn’t bring the Annie Hall look roaring back. Great film. But the ties are a little much.

Lisa on

I think this vest is wonderful! I own one just like it. It highlight my best features, hugs my curves, and looks polished.

andrea on

i love it…i think it is very cute and does not take away from ones feminity at all.

marianne on

I personally love this look, I bought a dark denim vest last fall and already have the one shown from Old navy…it doesn’t take away one’s femenine side, it accentuates the waist and the breast, if you were ir properly and get the right fit !!!

kate on

I think the cropped vest is one of this season’s cutest things! The fact that it is taking something so masculine and making it feminine is amazing. The point, this season, is to get away from the whole flowing girlie vibe and embrace something more structured. To add a comment to the person that said the vest takes away from the female body – how can it do that when it sinches the waist and flows over the top of the hip? It showcases the womanly figure perfectly, while providing a great alternative to the sweater and dress pant rut that we can all fall into.

alyssa on

LOVE IT! I think its a darling new look to try, check out jcrew.com for some really cute looks – the vests look great with ruffled tuxedo shirts under them to keep them nice and girly.

lenora on

I love the look, I think it looks very classy.

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