Future Nostalgia: The Rise of the Sweater Vest

This iconic piece of sleeveless knitwear is having its moment and at La Sororité, we’re here for it.

The sweater vest has been the sartorial choice of the fashion elite since early Autumn, and as we move towards Winter it’s now a firm fixture in wardrobes everywhere. After enjoying a high-fashion makeover courtesy of fashion houses Prada, Gucci and Ganni, the sweater vest has teleported straight from the 70’s to 2020 with a bang.

Blurring the lines between masculine and feminine fashion, this piece of knitwear is unique in its ability to both toughen and soften a look. The cosy nostalgia of the sweater vest encompasses its years as a preppy staple and its future as a contemporary layering wonder adding warmth, depth and character to its garment accompaniments.

When it comes to styling, the possibilities seem endless. We’ve seen it oversized, layered, patterned, plain, cropped and cinched on every social channel and at every fashion week. But arguably, a classic cut in a neutral shade seems to be the undisputed favourite, just like our Vera sweater in Ecru. 

A unique ribbed trim adorns the neckline, shoulders and hem of the piece and its supreme thickness will keep you cosy warm when layering or wearing on its own. Our pieces are always crafted by hand using the finest high-grade Nepalese cashmere and you can trust that we’re doing all we can to ensure the journey from our wonderful workers to you is as environmentally friendly as possible.