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Bolero JacketEvery fashionista would tell you the importance of accessories in completing the much wanted, trendy look. A bolero jacket is one such accessory. The bolero jacket originated in Spain as part of the gentleman’s dance costume and also as the equestrian rider in bullfights. A bolero jacket is a short jacket, sized by bust measurement, so measure appropriately to get your right size. It covers upper torso, shoulders and arms leaving the waist and back exposed. It basically emphasizes the waist by reducing the fabric gathering around it. The right length is critical for a bolero jacket. Or else it would look like a cropped jacket or an ill-fitted sweater. It is a stylish cover up for skimpy tops. It is made of many different fabrics and can be used to dress up or down with most outfits and for many occasions. Fabric like silk, lace and satin will give the formal, delicate look needed for the formal occasions like weddings. Another formal place to wear it is the workplace. However, a neutral shade like the black or blue would look more appropriate.  Boleros are commonly seen during spring and summer as an option to the heavier jackets or sweater. It provides a hint of warmth in the seasonal breeze, though is not really effective for cold weather.

There are so many styles in a bolero jacket to choose from. Alternatively, you can even sew your own jacket as there are tons of bolero jacket patterns available. The arm length of the jacket can be cap sleeves, short sleeves, ¾ sleeves or full length. It is commonly paired with a dress or a shirt. However, you could even pair it up with a fitting tee or top. You can even add feathers or tassels on your jacket to enhance the look. There are so many possibilities with this piece of clothing that it makes it a must-have for your wardrobe.

If this is going to be your first bolero, I recommend a lace bolero jacket. You could easily wear this to work and even pair it up with jeans for a more casual look. It is the just right transition piece.

Breathe new life into your dress or shirt with a bolero jacket.

-Namita

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