The Bolero Jacket
The attraction of the versatile bolero is so easy to understand. For women, bolero’s became especially popular during the first decade of the 20th century because they enhance the hourglass physique/mystique.
Dolce & Gabbana Floral Lace Bolero, barneys.com, $975.00
Commonly worn only around the shoulders, upper-torso and arms, they add some form and structure to that region (mirroring the fullness of the hips) while leaving the waist untouched and a slim, bulk-free focal point.
Bolero’s can serve to dress up, or down an outfit with perfect panache!
While traditionally they were worn in beaded velvet by Spaniards and intricate lace by the most elegant set, they come in all varieties today from heavy modern metallics to sheer gossamer.
Come summer-time, this essential piece can travel as easily to the theatre as it does nighttime cocktails under the stars.
1.) Jacques Vert Organza Leaf Bolero, johnlewis.com, £89.00
2.) Paule Ka Ottoman Bolero, harrods.com, £275.00
3.) Oscar de la Renta Open Knit Bolero, farfetch.com, $1897.92
4.) Flower Bolero, us.missselfridge.com, $61.00
5.) Flower Detail Lace Bolero, yesstyle.com, $30.00
Giorgio Armani Velvet Bolero, neimanmarcus.com, $425.00