Waistcoats are SO hot right now, according to all our favourite celebs

From tailored to denim and even crochet, anything goes as long as it’s sleeveless

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by Jazzria Harris |
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If there’s one item of clothing all our favourite celebs can’t stop wearing at the moment, it has to be the waistcoat. This season, the humble piece of tailoring typically hidden under men’s suits at weddings or banished to the workwear pile, has been elevated to new levels and cemented itself as the must-have style to be wearing right now. Spotted on everyone from Molly-Mae while on holiday in Ibiza to Sophia Tuxford in New York, the waistcoat is officially the coolest way to wear tailoring this summer.

And, when you consider just how versatile the waistcoat is, it’s no wonder why they’re all so obsessed. Available in all shapes and sizes, from traditional tailored styles to boho inspired knitted fits and sturdy denim in keeping with the western trend, there really is a waistcoat for all occasions. Plus, you can easily re-work them by styling them alone or even over a white tee as an alternative to your best blazer outfit.

If you’re wondering what styles of waistcoats are trending right now, we're here to help by compiling an edit of the best waistcoats available to shop right now. From lace up styles to a great dupe for Cinzia’s muted pink style, we've done the hard work ready for you to fill your basket. Keep scrolling to see for yourself.

SHOP: The best waistcoats

Make like Cinzia and opt for a stylish pink waistcoat. This one from River Island is made with covered buttons and blazer style pockets for a formal feel, perfect for wearing to summers weddings or other big occasions.

While Sophia’s Source Unknown waistcoat will set you back close to £100, this & Other Stories dupe is a total steal. Follow Sophia and pair it with co-ordinating trousers and dad trainers for an easy day look.

Nautical fashion is trending right now and this navy knitted waistcoat taps into the movement. Pair with white linen trousers and your favourite matching sandals for an outfit that’s totally yacht girl coded.

Boohoo Khaki Button Front Waistcoat
Price: £14.40 (WAS £18)


High neck waistcoats first sprung up during Sofia Richie’s quiet luxury moment and they’re a trend that’s showing no sign of stopping. Ideal for a more sophisticated look, this khaki waistcoat feels elegant and elevated.

Want to switch it up from your favourite summer dresses? A waistcoat co-ord offers the same fuss-free dressing element with a fashion forward feel. This set from Pull & Bear is a surefire fashion win thanks to its understated pinstripe print, easy-wearing linen fabric and tie front detailing like Molly Mae’s waistcoat of choice.

For a softer take on the waistcoat trend, try a crochet version. Available in both olive green and oatmeal, this knitted style features tortoiseshell buttons and a modest round neckline which gives it a nostalgic look.

Part of Rochelle Humes edit with high street favourite Next, this denim waistcoat has a chic vintage feel thanks to the dark blue hue and cropped fit. Wear with the matching maxi skirt for a c-ordinating look.

How can I style a waistcoat for a casual look?

Waistcoats aren't just for business meetings and weddings anymore. For a laid-back, yet trendy look, try pairing a fitted waistcoat with a simple white tee and your favorite pair of jeans. Add some statement accessories, like layered necklaces or a bold belt, to give it that extra flair. Sneakers or ankle boots work perfectly to keep it casual but chic. Think street style meets sophistication.

What colours and patterns are trending for waistcoats right now?

If you want to stay ahead of the fashion game, opt for waistcoats in bold colours and fun patterns. This season, we're seeing a lot of vibrant hues like deep burgundy, emerald green, and even some daring shades of mustard. Plaids and checks are also making a major comeback, giving a nod to that classic vintage vibe. For those who love a bit of sparkle, sequinned and embellished waistcoats are perfect for adding some glam to your look. Don't be afraid to experiment – fashion is all about expressing yourself!

Jazzria Harris is the assistant style editor at heat working across fashion and beauty. She’s always on the lookout for the next skincare wonder ingredient, the perfect peach-toned eyeshadow and the ultimate pair of killer heels (she is only 4ft11, after all).

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