That's Right—The Knitted-Vest Trend Is Non-Negotiable This Autumn

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Of all the autumn trends, the knitted vest trend is easily the most prolific of the season. Although it started doing the rounds last winter, for 2021, it's being embraced on a scale previously unseen.

Having shaken off the majority of its Grandad and Chandler Bing references, the knitted vest is perhaps the most fashion-forward investment you can make this autumn, and you need only consult the autumn/winter 2021 runways for proof.

Everyone from Versace to Etro gave the knitted vest trend a whirl, layered over everything from shirting and mesh long-sleeve tops to dresses or, simply, worn on their own. Not only that, but Instagram is already topped up with real-life styling inspiration that makes the somewhat divisive trend more wearable and less daunting.

Should you still find yourself in disbelieve or, at the very least, on the fence about the knitted vest trend, we've charted 13 ways the fashion crowd is wearing the knit vest trend right now, be it on the catwalk or IG feed. Then, once you're suitably convinced, scroll on to discover our favourite interpretations of the knitted vest trend, which you can buy now.


Ada uses her bold knitted vest to breathe new life into a classic Oxford shirt.

True to form, Alexa is already backing this autumn hot-ticket item.

Molly Goddard creates a beautiful colour clash on the runway with her pink knitted vest and green tulle dress concoction.

Your knitted vest can absolutely be colourful, even for autumn.

Cricket-inspired knitted vests are a preppy way to channel the trend.

Tick off two trends in one by wearing a knitted vest in a checkerboard intarsia weave.

Lydia presents a very chic way to wear the knitted vest trend—with a chain necklace and tailored trousers.

Add a shock of colour to an otherwise muted outfit with a zingy knitted vest, as seen at Etro.

Lucy's combination of a knitted vest, oversized shirt, and flared jeans is so 2021.

Versace showcased knitted vest layering perfection with its monogrammed shirt, vest, and trouser trio.

Bella gives her knitted vest a dressing down with trending wide-leg jeans and chunky retro trainers.

Go grey-scale like Dior with top-to-toe monochrome separates and accessories.

Knitted vests go hand-in-hand with checked trousers. Just add a roll-neck and boots.


Ganni Crystal-Button Wool-Blend Sleeveless Sweater (£155)

Rejina Pyo Kenna Knitted Vest (£295)

& Other Stories Rainbow Knit Vest (£55)

Elzinga Checkboard-Jacquard Sleeveless Sweater (£255)

Cecilie Bahnsen Brynlee Tie-Collar Wool-Blend Sleeveless Sweater (£390)

Résumé Gerda Vest (£160)

Arket Knitted Alpaca Vest (£55)

H&M Cable-Knit Sweater Vest (£10)

Arket Wool Jacquard Vest (£59)

Marks & Spencer Cable Knit V-Neck Sleeveless Jumper (£30)

& Other Stories Fuzzy Scallop Knit Vest (£55)

Molly Goddard Bibi Fair-Isle Lambswool Sleeveless Sweater (£400)

Monki Chunky Wool Vest (£60)

Arket Long Knitted Vest (£79)

Victoria Beckham Geometric-Jacquard Wool-Blend Sleeveless Sweater (£290)

Warehouse Recycled Cable Knit V Neck Vest (£39)

Aligne Evelyn Rib Knit Vest (£79)

COS Knitted Vest with Deep V (£69)

Gucci Embellished Knitted Vest (£1150)

Hollister Oversized Sweater Vest (£29)

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