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Zip-Up Down Gilet
Zip-Up Down Gilet
A stylish cool-weather essential, this minimalistic gilet by Slowear will effortlessly elevate winter looks. • It's crafted from water-resistant nylon that's lightweight • Soft down filling ensures maximum warmth • It's versatile look seamlessly matches everything from T-shirts to pullovers
AED375.-
Ounass
Freestyle Down Gilet
Freestyle Down Gilet
Ideal for layering throughout the year, this Freestyle down-filled gilet by Canada Goose features a slightly slimmer silhouette paired with a longer back hem for a more contemporary look and fit than previous seasons. • The high collar is lined with a super soft suede tricot fabric for extra comfort • Two-way zipper and button placket block out cold air • Iconic Canada Goose badge to chest lends a refined finish
AED1,910.-
Ounass
Striped Fur Belted Gilet
Striped Fur Belted Gilet
The Striped Fur Belted Gilet from Izaak Azanei gives an effortlessly elegant edge to a classic winter ensemble. Woven from striped fur, the sleeveless design is trimmed with notably soft rabbit fur, delivering a decadent air. Slip on over neutrals for easy winter style.
AED1,760.-
Ounass
Tartine Et Chocolat  Waistcoats - Pink
Tartine Et Chocolat Waistcoats - Pink
Shop Tartine Et Chocolat Waistcoats - Pink from Tartine Et Chocolat on TRYANO.COM
AED415.-
Tryano.com (AE)
Nike AeroLoft Running Gilet
Nike AeroLoft Running Gilet
Nike's AeroLoft Running Gilet fuses a streamlined contemporary silhouette with a plethora of high-performance details. • Filled with lightweight down and feathers to provide extra insulation on cool days • Multiple pockets with zips make it easy to keep the essentials close at hand • Reflective tape trims increase visibility in low-light conditions
AED440.-
Ounass
Quilted Suede Down Gilet
Quilted Suede Down Gilet
This SS20 Quilted Vest from Polo Ralph Lauren is an essential item for adventurous gents who enjoy dabbling in rugged style. • Made from leather with cosy down and feather filling for protection against the elements. • Front slant zip pockets have enough room for essentials • Designed to pack easily into a suitcase or backpack
AED4,160.-
Ounass
Lacquered Nylon Quilted Gilet
Lacquered Nylon Quilted Gilet
Moncler's expertly crafted quilted gilet is a trans-seasonal staple that is effortlessly stylish and versatile. • Fully quilted with goose down and feathers to provide warmth and comfort on cooler days • Sleeveless design allows full freedom of movement and is ideal for layering • Style over a two-piece tracksuit for contemporary streetwear style
AED2,595.-
Ounass
Rapids Quilted Jersey Gilet
Rapids Quilted Jersey Gilet
An ideal option for cooler months, the Rapids Quilted Jersey Gilet from Ted Baker offers effortless casual elegance. • Quilted nylon front construction offers extra warmth • Machine washable for fast, easy care • The back panel is made from pure cotton with a hint of stretch By buying cotton products from Ted Baker, you’re supporting responsible cotton production through the BETTER COTTON INITIATIVE
AED520.-
Ounass
Travel Essentials Jersey Gilet
Travel Essentials Jersey Gilet
Confident and versatile, Emporio Armani's Ribbed Jersey Gilet gives a new meaning to traditional upper layers with its minimal sleekness. • A practical zip-up front and high neckline complete the design, keeping its silhouette timeless • A great fit for athletic days, the gilet's understated shade palette and refined fit makes it ideal for travelling • Cut from a structured, yet soft jersey fabric for comfort
AED1,350.-
Ounass
Tolonne Down Gilet
Tolonne Down Gilet
Add an extra layer of warmth and style to your casual ensembles with this Moncler Gilet. • Crafted in nylon with down-quilting for a cosy feel • It fastens with a front zip and has snap buttons at the collar • Its slim-fitting silhouette creates a sleek modern look
AED3,715.-
Ounass
NEW
AX Quilted Down Gilet
AX Quilted Down Gilet
This Armani Exchange design epitomises contemporary style and everyday practicality. • It’s expertly constructed using quality materials and exceptional craftsmanship • The comfortable and modern aesthetic makes it a refined addition to any curated wardrobe • Team it with other pieces from the new collection for an effortlessly stylish edit
AED499.-
Ounass
EA7 TrainCore Down Nylon Gilet
EA7 TrainCore Down Nylon Gilet
This gilet from Emporio Armani offers an elevated take on contemporary streetwear aesthetics. • A logo print on the chest and zip pull signal this piece's designer provenance • It is padded with down for lightweight warmth • Ideal for layering over T-shirts, it is sleeveless and has a full front zip
AED480.-
Ounass
Back Protector  Black
Back Protector Black
back protection similar to a vest for skiers and snowboarders outer material fabric plastic protectors back side made of elastic fleece fabric with padded lining at the bottom
AED89.-
brandsforless.ae
Women Running Sleeveless Vest  Gray/Pink
Women Running Sleeveless Vest Gray/Pink
women running sleeveless vest gray/pink
AED129.-
brandsforless.ae
Mens Sweater Vest  Black
Mens Sweater Vest Black
mens sweater vest black
AED27.-
brandsforless.ae
Mens Fall Fleece Casual Vest  Spermint
Mens Fall Fleece Casual Vest Spermint
mens fall fleece casual vest spermint
AED27.-
brandsforless.ae
Juniors Faux-Fur Vest  Ivory Combo
Juniors Faux-Fur Vest Ivory Combo
juniors faux-fur vest ivory combo
AED40.-
brandsforless.ae
No Ka' Oi cropped hooded gilet - Blue
No Ka' Oi cropped hooded gilet - Blue
Water blue cropped hooded gilet from NO KA' OI featuring cropped, sleeveless, classic hood, concealed front fastening and padded shoulders.
AED274.-
Farfetch
Moncler padded belted gilet - Brown
Moncler padded belted gilet - Brown
Moncler presents you with the perfect layer. Padded with feather down, this light brown gilet will keep you warm for spring's colder days. An essential. Featuring a high standing collar, a front zip fastening, a sleeveless design, a logo to the chest, a drawstring waist and front pockets.
AED883.-
Farfetch
GG Logo Quilted Gilet
GG Logo Quilted Gilet
This Gucci Quilted Gilet is a versatile addition to the urban gentleman's casual wardrobe. • The label's heritage GG motif is iterated in an all-over tonal print for a refined look • Checked wool lining enhances the cosy feel • Ideal for layering over long-sleeved shirts and sweaters on cooler days
AED6,300.-
Ounass
1952 Awake Logo Parker Gilet
1952 Awake Logo Parker Gilet
1952 is the year Moncler was established in the Savoie mountains, and the Awake collection demonstrates the cult apres ski brand's unwavering attention to detail. • Notably lightweight and warm down and feather filling • Zippered front pockets for keeping small essentials secured • Sleeveless design keeps the core warm without restricting movement
AED3,080.-
Ounass
Mens Birdseye Fleece Vest  Black Heather
Mens Birdseye Fleece Vest Black Heather
mens birdseye fleece vest black heather
AED42.-
brandsforless.ae
Embroidered Logo Patch Gillet
Embroidered Logo Patch Gillet
This Moncler Embroidered Logo Patch Gillet has been cut for a relaxed fit. It features a high neck, sleeveless design, snap . button closure, embroidered logo patch and zipped slip pockets.
AED1,385.-
Bloomingdales
Gilet with Circle Logo in Quilted Down Nylon
Gilet with Circle Logo in Quilted Down Nylon
This Armani Exchange design epitomises contemporary style and everyday practicality. • It’s expertly constructed using quality materials and exceptional craftsmanship • The comfortable and modern aesthetic makes it a refined addition to any curated wardrobe • Team it with other pieces from the new collection for an effortlessly stylish edit
AED499.-
Ounass
Triangle Logo Recycled Nylon Gilet
Triangle Logo Recycled Nylon Gilet
Prada combines form and function in this minimalistic gilet – a versatile must-have for mid-season styling. • Crafted in lightweight and durable recycled nylon gabardine that's resistant to the elements • Features an attached hood, zip pockets and adjustable drawstring hem • Punctuated with the house's iconic triangle logo for a luxe finish
AED4,650.-
Ounass
Kids Boys Jr Authentic Vest  Green
Kids Boys Jr Authentic Vest Green
kids boys jr authentic vest green
AED49.-
brandsforless.ae
Junior Boys Authentic BB Vest  Black
Junior Boys Authentic BB Vest Black
junior boys authentic bb vest black
AED49.-
brandsforless.ae
Womens Essential Quilted Running Vest  Light Grey
Womens Essential Quilted Running Vest Light Grey
womens essential quilted running vest light grey
AED118.-
brandsforless.ae
Tape Logo Down Gilet
Tape Logo Down Gilet
This Armani Exchange design epitomises contemporary style and everyday practicality. • It’s expertly constructed using quality materials and exceptional craftsmanship • The comfortable and modern aesthetic makes it a refined addition to any curated wardrobe • Team it with other pieces from the new collection for an effortlessly stylish edit
AED699.-
Ounass
Original Logo Gillet
Original Logo Gillet
This Moncler Original Logo Gillet has been designed for a relaxed fit. It features high neckline, sleeveless design, zipped up-front and zipped pockets.
AED995.-
Bloomingdales

About Gilets

Don’t we all love outerwear that adds a different touch of style to our outfits instantly? Something comfortable and versatile that you can wear with shirts, pants, shorts, or capris? Clothing that perhaps is simple but adaptable and can be your go-to wear for just about any casual occasion?  

Well, jackets, pullovers, sweaters, sweatshirts, and most importantly, gilets are the perfect fit for this context. Technically, gilets are sleeveless jackets that look like waistcoats, however, are made of a more comfortable material. Indeed, not a new piece of clothing, folks have been wearing gilets since quite some time now, and the trend continues successfully even today. Gilets can be worn in multiple ways – layered, with T-shirts, shirts, over capri pants, jeans, or trousers and do not need much work to look right. With so many choices, individuals love using their gilets both as an original piece of clothing and as part of their complete attire. Either way, they look great and can instantly make a simple look stand-out altogether. 

Things to keep in mind while wearing a gilet 

Not one of the most popular accessories, gilets have been around since quite some time now. Their popularity has slowly risen over the years; however, they were never considered a great style statement. Gilets were always seen as a tremendous practical wear attire rather than someone wearing it for style. However, thanks to modern designers and labels, it has managed to gain its much-needed share of praise and has made a stellar comeback. Today, people know what a gilet is and don’t confuse it with a waistcoat or jacket. If you love the style too and want to include it in your wardrobe without looking too old-school, here’s how. 

The basics 

Gilets for both men and women can be worn as a casual attire and looks good teamed with just about anything. However, it is best to keep the look minimalistic with layering when you wear a gilet. When it comes to colours, keep it simple too. Solid shades work best. Here, your skin tone also plays a significant role. While darker shades work best for fair-skinned individuals, those with a dusky or medium completion should opt for lighter pastel colours. It is also important to remember that like most formal attires. A gilet looks best when it is well-fitted. Don’t opt for something too loose or tight because it will ruin the complete look. Pay attention to how it fits your body and how comfortable it makes you feel. 

Pairing it well 

For the winters, men’s thermal gilets are a great option. These are readily available in different styles and colours as per your preferences. A lot of men’s thermal gilets come with thick interior padding to shield the cold. To make it more comfortable, wear it over a T-shirt or full sweater, depending upon your preference. You can also team it up with warm gloves, socks, boots, and a muffler. Most men’s thermal gilets are made of wool or thermal material and provide much warmth and comfort. The right shoes, trousers and accessories also make the gilet stand out. To ensure the gilet gets the attention in your attire, keep everything else simple and in a way that it complements the primary clothing. 

Add character with options  

When it comes to women’s winter outdoor coats, gilets are a great choice! Wear them with thigh-high boots, a warmer and jacket. Amongst all the different types of women’s winter outdoor coats, gilets are probably one of the most versatile options, and you can style them as needed. Go for a simple, casual gilet or something in a bold colour with minimalistic patterns for workwear. Padded gilets are also great for winter wear and can easily substitute the need for women’s winter outdoor coats. There are so many options when it comes to gilets. They are available in many different colours, patterns, types and brands. You can pick one that works well with your body type and something that feels comfortable as well.  

Wear the right pants 

A gilet looks fantastic on its own. You don’t need to add to many things to make it stand out. If you have one that is classy, well-fitted and has a good finishing, it is enough to make heads turn. However, sometimes one of the most common mistakes that people make when it comes to gilets is wearing it with the wrong kind of trousers. The right pair again should have a good fit, work for your body type and should allow you to show off the gilet. Always choose pants in a darker shade and slim-cut features. Since a gilet generally has a slim fit and is in close contact with your midriff, the pants should neither be too tight nor too loose. 

Know how to show-off your gilets

A gilet is enough just on its own if you wear it right. However, if you want to wear one as outerwear, you can do many things to up its look. First things first, pair it with the right pants and shirt, and shoes. Ensure you are well-groomed. The gilet should have a proper fitting and reach until your belt. Most people make the common mistake of buying a gilet that is too large, and it reaches the hips. Note that it is a gilet and not a jacket. Next, check on the best accessories to make it stand out. You can choose mufflers, belts and caps to make it unique. All along ensure you keep the gilet as the “hero” of the outfit, taking care not to overdo everything else. 

Tips on choosing the best gilets

While gilets are standard piece of clothing in most wardrobes, a lot of people tend to confuse them with bodywarmers. Both are great pieces of clothing for men and women. Understanding the difference between the two is the first step to avoiding this mistake. Although it isn’t rocket science, there are a few simple things to bear in mind and ensure you don’t make this mistake.  It is, however, common to get confused between the two because of their near-similar features. 

  • Know when to wear it – As the name suggests, a bodywarmer is designed to keep the body warm, especially when there is a dip in the temperature or generally worn in colder countriesA gilet, on the other hand, works both ways – it can work as a warmer and as a casual clothing option when layered with another top wear.  
  • The fabric – While a bodywarmer is made of thick material or wool to provide better insulation and trap in body heat, a gilet may not always have a design in the same fashion. Gilets can range from cotton, wool, fabric, or other materials depending on the brand and purpose of use. 
  • Sleeves – While a gilet is mostly without sleeves, a bodywarmer can be with or without them. Bodywarmers with sleeves are generally the preferred choice since they do a much better job at keeping the body warm. However, both bodywarmers and gilets without sleeves are also popular with individuals who live in moderately cold countries or prefer its convenience better. 
  • Bodywarmers are also mainly padded – the padding provides comfort for an extended period of wear and does a much better job at keeping the wearer warm. Gilets, on the other hand, may or may not have padding.  
  • The fit – When it comes to the fitting, a gilet generally offers a better fit due to its stream-lined pattern while the bodywarmer is designed to cling to the body to provide minimum loss of heat.  
  • The look – Look-wise, the gilet has better visual appeal since one can wear it outside of their regular clothing. A bodywarmer may generally be plain since it is for wearing within your clothes. 

Once you decide on which works for you, pair it with the best trousers and top wear to make it shine. Remember, however, to keep it simple. Both of them are great, depending on your needs and once you know the difference between them, you can choose wisely. Styling both of them also requires you to keep an eye for detail. You can wear a bodywarmer as it is on its own. For a gilet, the right outfit makes all the difference. 

 

Question & Answer

Which are the best brands to shop gilets for men?

Some of the best brands for men are NIKE, ZARA, Denim, North Face, Gucci, Adidas, Ralph Lauren, ASOS and H&M. With a ton of great shopping options available, it is easy, convenient, quick, and affordable to look for choices. Moreover, to make it even more comfortable, Shops.ae offers you a selection of some of the best brands and websites all under a single online platform where you can easily pick the best one for you. Check out this exciting new product comparison site todayNewchic, Tryano, Ounass and Brands for Less are some excellent options for shopping online. 

Which are the best brands that offer gilets for women?

Fendi, The North Face, Adidas, Nike, Debenhams, ASOS, Jack Wolfskin, Petit Bateau, Columbia, John Lewis and Barbour gilet for women are fabulous options with varied choices in shapes, colours and fit. With the endless opportunities available, check for opportunities that will compliment your workwear, such as a gilet with pockets, collar detailing, fur rim, and so on. Enhance the look with some accessories and an excellent choice to match the occasion. 

Which should you choose: gilets or bodywarmers?

The answer to this depends on several different factors like the country you’re residing in, choice of clothing, usage – formal or casual, comfort level, and style. While a bodywarmer is the best option if it gets too cold, a gilet is suitable for places where the cold is bearable, or it just gets excessively breezy. For outerwear, opt for a gilet, however, if you wish to wear something that will easily hide beneath your clothing, then a bodywarmer should be your choice.  

Can you wear gilets in the summers?

Well, gilets are designed to be warm pieces of clothing and work well in shielding your body against the cold. This is the reason; they’re mostly worn outside or when there is a slight nip in the air. The material itself is made from fur or thick cloth and can sometimes also be knitted. Thus, they are primarily meant for the winters. However, with designers these days coming up with all sorts of exciting choices in clothing, if you do manage to get your hands on a gilet that is lightweight and cool, of course, you can wear it during summers. 

As for the factor of style, you can opt for any of them to style and use as per your preference. A gilet and bodywarmer both look good with trousers or jeans, a fitted shirt or casual t-shirt and boots or shoes.