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Vest sellers.

Vest tops are one of those omnipresent items that will see you through summer after summer.

Also popular for layering during autumn and winter, vests are adapted to reflect any given trend, but this summer there's a huge choice of glamorous pickings.

Plain and block coloured vests look great teamed with jeans and gladiator sandals (in colourful brights this year) while the latest shiny materials, whether subtle or glitzy, are adding sparkle to this season's sporty whites.

Glitzy golds and silvers are often sidelined to eveningwear but the latest shimmering materials are refreshingly mixed with daywear with Topshop and Gap boasting fabulous selections within their basics ranges.

Comfort, practicality and a hint of luxury are the key elements of summery vest tops because who can be bothered with dry cleaning when the sun is out? Edged with bronze sequins, metallics and striking emblems, this summer's collections are given a fresh modernity. Brash golds and logos or embellishment and are all permissible because the clean shape keeps it tasteful.

For those less confident about their bodies or concerned about exposing less than toned upper arms , just slip on one of the many pretty light-weight cardigans and boleros which cover up real problem areas.

Metallics look great as a highlight on clean, sporty pieces - especially the whites and creams of this And teaming with these cool shades also your outfit from Christmas' separates. From luxury neutrals, to stylish or neon brights, plain, bold or pastel cotton vests sufficiently versatile to fit in with any of this trends..

If you thought vests were just for dads and came only in white cotton, think again. Stylish LYDIA WHITFIELD picks the best of what's on the high street


Neon pink flamenco vest, pounds 24.99 from River Island Taryn sequin vest, pounds 99 from Hobbs Plain coloured vests, pounds 3 from George at Asda Savoir indigo embroidered jersey vest pounds 20 from Littlewoods Striped anchor vest, pounds 8 from Matalan Et Vous irridescent sequin vest, pounds 20 from Matalan Fornania Striped vest, pounds 49, white shorts, pounds 18, bangles, pounds 30, Faith platforms, pounds 80, all from Freemans
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Apr 11, 2009
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