My grandmother’s old fur coat has been hanging in my mother’s closet for years. She’s never worn it and had set it aside for the day that I might want it for myself. I do love it, but the idea of traipsing around town in a real fur…kinda weirds me out. Morally, I have no issue with it. The thing has been around since before I was even born and it would seem like a great shame if it wasn’t worn. Just one tiny catch…it’s seal. Yeah, like the kind that are all cute and bounce balls on their noses. Hey, love your coat. Is that mink? Chinchilla? [Which, turns out, are also quite cute.] Uh…no. It’s seal. [Silence. Crickets.]. Yup.
Fast forward to 2009 and I couldn’t be more excited there’s a slew of faux fur on the market. And, the of-the-moment vest style is so versatile that you can get away with bohemian vs. Park Ave socialite. Check our out top picks, most under $100.
Pictured above, l-r:
RACHEL ZOE Faux Fur Vest
– Wing collar with six hidden hook-and-eye closures, two pockets
– Shell face 100% acrylic; shell backing 100% polyester; lining 100% polyester
$79.80 at QVC, waitlisted
FRENCH CONNECTION “Fast Big Foot” Faux Fur Vest
– Sleeveless with open placket. Lined.
$198 at Bloomingdales
DAMSELLE Faux Fur Vest
– Front hook-and-eye closure.
– Side pockets.
– Approx. length from shoulder: 24″
– Acrylic faux fur with polyester lining
$98 at Nordstrom
MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Faux Coyote Fur Vest
– Spread collar; V neckline
– Front zip
MEMBERS ONLY Faux Fur Vest
– No closure.
– Interior patch pockets
– Approx. length from shoulder: 23″
– Modacrylic/acrylic/polyester faux fur; dry clean.
$98 at Nordstrom
HINGE Shaggy Crop Vest
– No closure
– Approx. length from shoulder: 19″
– Acrylic/modacrylic/cotton/polyester/viscose rayon
$138 at Nordstrom