Let's talk about sleeveless coats a.k.a. waistcoats. Given our current obsession with menswear, it's no wonder that we’re loving this deconstructed modern look borrowed from the boys.
Good news: there’s still time to try this trend before heavy duty sleeves become necessary (thanks a lot, winter). The updated waistcoat makes for the perfect layering piece on a cool fall day.
Sleeves are overrated anyways.
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This could be the most stylish, well-tailored burlap sack we’ve ever seen. Isabel Marant offers up this sleeveless coat in a beige wool and comes with a dainty leather belt.
As the product description reads, “kind of cold but not really?” October is really the month of in-between weather and a sleeveless coat is just the solution. Be the one wearing a pop of bright lime green when everyone else is wearing black and grey.
It's not exactly a waistcoat but it's close enough. All Saints is the brand behind this tough as nails leather lambskin gilet that’ll add a little edge to any outfit.
Make a statement with a little winter white. This white bonded mesh cotton duster coat from Charlie May will forever be in style thanks to its classic and flattering shape.
You’ll always exude effortless chic if you add this Karen Millen sleeveless wool coat in grey to your wardrobe. Act fast though, as this style is a limited edition.
If you liked our previous grey waistcoat but find the price tag a little steep, Revolve Clothing has a more affordable option for you. Their JOA sleeveless coat is slightly boxier with a flip up belted collar.
If you’re the quintessential slouchy style girl, you’ll appreciate this less structured approach to a sleeveless trench coat by All Saints. It’s still clean and minimalist while maintaining a low maintenance boho aesthetic.
Are you a Muppet or a (wo)man? Okay, perhaps you didn't understand our pop culture joke but we still really loved H&M’s fuzzy waistcoat in dark blue.
Plaid is always a necessary pattern come fall and winter. This oversized waistcoat is great for layering multiple pieces. If it gets extra nippy out, layer a leather moto jacket underneath and let the collar peek out.
A down puffer coat sans sleeves is a bit of a contradiction. We can see it being too hot to wear on a mild fall day but the lack of sleeves makes it insufficient for a frostier one. However, we can’t help but love the idea of a designer puff waistcoat such as this one by Ermanno Scervino.
This tiered waistcoat from H&M reminds us of a very generously frosted carrot cake. And yes, we would be more than happy to take fashion cues from a delicious dessert.
Canadian design duo DSquared2 offer a unique take on the classic peacoat with this sleeveless version. The large dramatic flap pockets and asymmetrical design make it a standout piece in your outerwear collection.
It’s all in the details with Club Monaco’s Prue Sleeveless trench. We love the high-low hem and a little twirl reveals a surprise leather storm-flap back.
A sleeveless version of the trendiest trend this fall—the robe coat—exists! You’ll look timeless in this caviar wrap front coat from iconic American label St. John.
For a ltress structured option, Zara offers the perfect boho style waistcoat with an asymmetrical curved hem and dramatic collar.