Last updated: August 23, 2021

There is a waistcoat for every situation and occasion. Whether you want something cosy or something formal, however, it's easy to get lost in the jungle of choice. To help you find the right one, we've put together a little guide.

Here we have compiled all the relevant buying criteria. We have also answered all the important questions on the subject of waistcoats for women. After reading, you will be sufficiently informed to find your way through the selection jungle.

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Buying criteria: What you should look for when buying waistcoats

If you want to find the right vest, you need to know what to look for. We have listed the most important buying criteria here and explained them in more detail.

These are the following buying criteria:

  • Type / Use
  • Style / Design
  • Material
  • Size / Cut
  • Colour / Pattern
  • Sustainability

A more detailed explanation and what to look out for can be found here

Type / Use

To easily narrow down your search, it is effective to first consider for what use you need a waistcoat. For example, do you need an outdoor waistcoat, a casual waistcoat or a formal waistcoat. If you know this, you can greatly simplify your search.

Style / Design

If you know what kind of waistcoat you are looking for, you should consider what kind of style you want. You want your new waistcoat to match your outfits. Over time, many different fashion trends have appeared. Maybe you want a vintage style or a modern one. If you know what style you want, you can narrow down your search further.


The next thing to think about is what kind of material you want. The choice of material is more important than you might think. For example, do you prefer a good feel or robustness. Depending on what you want, you have to pay a lot of attention to what kind of material you choose. Of course, the choice of material also influences the visual appearance.

Size / cut

Size and cut are of course also very important. When choosing the size, it is important to follow the Size Guide and the cut. The cut is of course important for the shape of the waistcoat. The size guide is important because there are different sizes. You should be careful with the size, as this can quickly lead to a wrong purchase.

Colour / Pattern

The choice of colour is of course very important for the look. Every person has favourite colours and arranges their outfits accordingly. When choosing a waistcoat, you should of course make sure that the colour matches your other clothes.


When choosing, you should pay attention to what exactly you are buying. The issue of sustainability should not be forgotten. Unfortunately, poor working conditions and environmental pollution are still a problem in the clothing industry. You should pay attention to where and how your clothes are made.

Waistcoat for women: The most important questions answered

When buying and wearing waistcoats, a number of questions can arise. We have answered the most important questions here.

How do I know if my waistcoat fits well?

To ensure that the waistcoat fits properly, you should of course first pay attention to the lengths. Then you should consider how much you are restricted in your freedom of movement. If the waistcoat feels right on your shoulders, it should fit properly.

How do I care for and clean my waistcoat?

Of course, you can simply wash your waistcoat in a washing machine. However, if you want the best care for your clothes, you should follow the waistcoat washing instructions. Each garment has either a washing label or an entry on the product page.

What are the dress codes for waistcoats?

That depends on the waistcoat. However, there is a waistcoat for every dress code. Depending on what kind of waistcoat you have, you can wear it to formal events or wear it for casual wear. Just make sure you know which waistcoat is for which situation.


There is a waistcoat for every occasion. In order to find the right one, you should pay attention to the various purchase criteria. This greatly simplifies the search. Then you only need to know whether you are buying a waistcoat for clothes you already have or whether you want a completely new outfit.

Cleaning is very easy in most cases and does not take much time. This makes constant use of a waistcoat very pleasant. And with the almost endless choice of waistcoats, you can be prepared for any situation. As long as you know what you are looking for.

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