Once again, dads and nerds are absolutely winning the fashion game. We've already seen the rise of "ugly" sneakers, dad hats, Bermuda shorts, and '70s-style glasses. Now, with spring in full swing, we're officially in the era of the sweater vest. These sleeveless wonders didn't just appear out of the ether — luxury designers have been surfacing various styles throughout recent seasons — but spring means this trend is peaking. And, we already took it upon ourselves to browse the top online shops for the best sweater vests inspired by Dad.
The classic standards like argyle and cable-knit are well-represented, but what's more noteworthy are the fashion-forward silhouettes. There are massively oversized sweater vests that could be worn as tunics, itty-bitty cropped versions that fit like baby tees, and chunky technicolor knits that incorporate Y2K-style crochet patterns.
Ahead, shop 35 of the best sweater vest styles that are bonafide chic but also sure to get your pop's stamp of approval.
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