Originally a key element of the traditional dress of the Spanish Toreadors, this short, fitted jacket is celebrating its fashion revival. While the classic bolero blazer usually has long sleeves and rounded edges, modern bolero designs will surprise you with short or 3/4-length sleeves, cut-on stand-up collars and different fasteners.
What to wear with boleros
The bolero is primarily a welcome guest at special occasions. It is a must-have piece to wear over off-the-shoulder evening gowns and strapless cocktail dresses. No other jacket design provides its wearer with so much style or sophistication for their evening look. However, boleros aren’t just reserved for glamorous fashion moments – they also flatter the figure in trendy everyday looks with elegant jumpsuits and pretty dresses.
Exclusive fashion tip
Shrugs – ultra short bolero-style cardigans – are the latest trend piece for wearing over floaty summer dresses and casual tops. The great thing about short jackets and cardigans: they put the focus on the waist and showcase the décolleté in just the right light. In short, they’re fierce, figure-flattering pieces with a sense of style and elegance.