Trend Watch: Unusual Vests on the Resort Runways

Statement-making vets with plenty of pockets and exposed zippers popped up on the Resort 2012 catwalks in a variety of fabrics and colors.

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Phillip Lim/Alexander Wang/Barbara Bui
Statement-making vets with plenty of pockets and exposed zippers popped up on the Resort 2012 catwalks in a variety of fabrics and colors.
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Courtesy of DKNY
Best of all: You don't have to be headed to the tropics to experiment with the look. Worn over a gray turtleneck, DKNY's taupe leather vest becomes a winter-ready layering piece.
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MyTheresa
From the front, Phillip Lim's dove gray vest looks like the classic, mens-inspired varities. A sweet grosgrain ribbon closure in the back, however, gives it a girly appeal. $285 at MyTheresa.
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Couresy of Acne
With exaggerated shoulders and a trim, square shape, Acne's stark white vest is a throwback to '80s rock n' roll style.
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Coutesy of Adam
Adam added a tailored touch to a picnic-ready sundress by layering it beneath an elongated vest.
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La Garconne
Likewise, A Detacher's open weave wool vest could easily be layered over a flirty mini dress. $507 at La Garconne.
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Couresy of Akris
With matching trousers and cool gladiator sandals, Akris' funky printed vest becomes an alluring top.
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Courtesy of Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen's unusual tobacco suede vest features a draped back and wide, button-down lapel.
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Banana Republic
Incredibly wallet-friendly but no less chic, Banana Republic's belted safari vest is a vacation style essential. $30 at Banana Republic.
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Courtesy of Alexander Wang
Alexander Wang's cropped, boxy vest almost looks like a life vest worn over this stripy tee and mini skirt.
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Courtesy of Balenciaga
Balenciaga's statement-making printed vests came in a smattering of neon hues.
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Courtesy of Barbara Bui
Likewise, Barbara Bui's suede motorcycle vest pairs perfectly with a bright, silky skirt and ankle boots.
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Net-a-Porter
Slim and sophisticated, The Row's button-down white vest adds a touch of "Gatsby"-inspired elegance to any outfit. $860 at Net-a-Porter.
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Courtesy of Costume National
The contrasting black collar and subtle cap sleeve make this Costume National vest a perfect wintertime statement piece.
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Phillip Lim's slouchy red vest boasts oversize faux cargo pockets rendered in bright orange.
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