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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Bree on

No Way! This look is absolutley hideous!!!

diane♥ on

i love the look!

Margaux on

I HATE this look. You couldn’t pay me to wear it. It reminds me of the vests we wore in 7th grade back in the early 90’s. ICK. Must they bring back every style from the past? Some things are better left forgotten about (including leggings and those unflattering skinny jeans).

Britt on

I like it…I think it’s tres sexy!!

Mary on

I agree with Margaux. This look is absolutely hideous! Vests, skinny jeans, and leggings? No thank you! I am proud to say that I will be out of style this season. Being out of style will look better then wearing clothing from the early 90s. It is my humble opinion, that we need to leave this crap in the 90s. YUK!

karrie on

No. And I will not wear leggings with skirts or with gigantic shirts belted over them either. Too many eighth grade flashbacks for me.

Megan on

As a mother of two who just had the second one three months ago, there’s a snowball’s chance I’d ever wear something like this! Ugh, all I need is something to make me still look pregnant! (Although I do get a kick out of people’s faces when they ask me when I’m due and I tell them he’s three months old!)

Emily on

I, like anyone else with classic fashion sense, will not be wearing cropped vests this fall…..No matter what modern twist they put on them they still look dated.

chopsueyluey on

Um, no. I would get made fun of at my job, they’d be wondering if I was trying to be ‘one of the guys’…..

sharon on

I would not wear that at all. She must have forgotten what size she is. She looks terrible in that and a mess

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