Have you ever noticed how great mens clothes look on some women?
Certainly some things, like mens shirts, feel much more comfortable and cozy to wear then a ladies fitted blouse. Come on admit it, I bet there’s few women reading this that haven’t thrown on one of their boyfriends or husbands shirts at least once.
My husbands actually shorter than me so I’m not in the habit of wearing his clothes. He, on the other hand, has been known to wear some of mine! No, no I know what your thinking – it’s not like that at all! … he’ll sometimes be lazy and grab one of my coats to put on or one of my sweaters or even my shoes when he’s got to go outside. He looks awfully silly in my puffy winter ski jacket or and he stretches my shoes with his wide feet when he wears them!
It’s not likely that I’ll ever wear any of his clothes, but I do like some menswear fashions that have made their way into female fashions. Take for example the womens vest. It’s obviously been converted from menswear. Womens vests are often tapered at the waist and contoured to fit our curves and can be very flattering when worn with a blouse and skirt or perhaps even some Denim stovepipes or dress pants. That would be a great outfit either for the office or for a casual night out depending upon which items you chose to wear with the vest.
That’s what I like about vests. They’re so versatile.
You’d of course need to accessorize your outfit. A womens western style belt and perhaps a studded purse would look great if you were wearing the vest with a pair of straight legged jeans.
I really like the belt that I’ve shown you above. It has a feminine pattern to it, but it still has a bit of it’s masculine roots. It’s a good thing that my purse is on the other side of the room as I have a strong urge to pull out my credit card and do a little online shopping!
When you think about it, a lot of womens fashions today originated as menswear. In a way we’ve all been wearing mens clothing and probably didn’t even realize it. Vests, jeans, shirts, womens suits, belts – what other types of clothing can you think of that were originally only for men?