By: Silvia Panza – Fancy In The Sand
Silvia Panza is a competitor from Italy who loves everything having to do with horse show fashion, which she writes about on her blog, Fancy In The Sand. If you’d like to have your blog post shared on EquineChronicle.com like Silvia, email B.Bevis@EquineChronicle.com.
The bolero trend has been going strong for the past two years. Sometimes, the fashion system is in need of something new, and after years and years of the jacket and vest domain, boleros were like a fresh breeze during a hot sunny day. Paired with a Horsemanship top or a plain fitted shirt, these very short vests were really comfortable and lightweight. They highlighted the silhouette and they let us show off those well deserved buckles. The Youth World Show was full of bolero vests sets.
But what if you think that a bolero is too short and a normal vest is too long? The horse show fashion panorama is proposing a new trend: the long bolero. This new version is longer. It shows only the sleeves of the shirt you’re wearing under it, and it ends just above your waist line.
According to Anna Omodeo of La Collezione di Anna, blue, green, brown, and natural colors paired with bright ones will be the top trends for next year.
Other news is the return of the zip up shirt worn under the bolero. With just one vest you can pair a highly decorated Horsemanship top, a really simple plain fitted shirt, or a slightly decorated slinky. Three looks for three different kind of events: from the weekend show to the World Show.
What do you think of long boleros? Do you like them? Or do you prefer the classical, short ones?