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Registered: ‎06-24-2011

Warmer Weather Suit Alternative

I received this photo in an email. The vest and shorts made me think that as an alternative to a suit that has a blazer and a skirt, the blazer could be substituted with a vest out of the same material as the skirt. (I'm not talking about sweater vests, whimsical vests, etc.) The photo outfit has a Chanel influence IMO.

 

A material-matched vest could also work with pants, cropped pants, or Bermuda shorts (longer than the ones shown).

It's not a new idea, but it's rarely seen. I think back in the 1980's I had a pair of gauchos with a matching vest, but the set was casual.

 

And the vest suit could be worn with a variety of tops or blouses.

 

It gets very hot in the west, and I think substituting a matching vest would be cooler while still looking more tailored. 

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Registered: ‎06-19-2010

Re: Warmer Weather Suit Alternative

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I live in Arizona and that outfit would be sooooo uncomfortable. It looks hot and not in a good way. Maybe for a casual wedding but even after the sun goes down it's still hot. That's not a style for southwest summers. We only wear enough clothes to not get arrested.

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Registered: ‎06-03-2010

Re: Warmer Weather Suit Alternative

The design is nice, but the material looks heavy and hot to me. 



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Re: Warmer Weather Suit Alternative

The outfit the model is wearing is only a sample of what fabrics could be used in a vest suit. There's a plethora of fabrics. Machine washable fabrics would be nice.

 

I currently live where the summers get up to 118 degrees, and I would've appreciated a suit that came with a vest for work rather than a long-sleeved blazer. And I like this modern tailored look.