- every girl ever responding to a compliment on a skirt/dress that has pockets (via nbronten)
This made me laugh - I do this! And I’m not even a “girl”.
This is so true. And never was this so important as when I discovered the pockets on my bridesmaid’s dress for Sylvia and Jono’s wedding. Those pockets contained my iPhone, with which I took ninja shots and a large quantity of tissues for teary bride and bride’s family. Note to all future brides, bonus points if you choose bridesmaids’ dresses with pockets.
Sadly, my bridesmaids had no pockets.
A vest in the UK is a tank top in the US. A tank top in the UK is a sweater vest in the US. A vest in the US is a waistcoat in the UK.
(Advantage: We’re confused.)
I’m loving this blog, particularly for this entry.
I call the things with the spaghetti straps (or even slightly wider straps provided they are not so wide as to be also be considered a “sleeveless top”) a “tank top”. Or a “camisole” if it is too thin, sheer or intimate looking to be possibly considered reasonable outerwear.
For men, the things which are not sleeveless tops with slightly thinner straps that are not as thin as spaghetti straps, which men are known to wear underneath button-down shirts, I call “singlets”. But I understand that when worn as outerwear, are also called “wife-beaters”. What I call singlets are definitely not what Google images says they are…
Those knits which are almost like sleeveless tops that have no buttons and worn by pulling over the head, I call “vests”. But I know they are also called “sweater vests”. I have a couple which are cut such that I can wear them on their own like a knit “sleeveless top”, or a vest over the top of a button-down shirt.
The things which are sort of shaped like vests but are not usually made of knit (or if so, fine knits) and have buttons, I call, interchangeably, “vests” and “waist-coats”. Although those which are more formal or worn as part of a three-piece suit, I will be more inclined to call a “waist-coat”. Whereas less formal ones that are usually worn open, belted or made of denim (if you were of the 90210 / 90s era) I would call “vests”.
 Personally, I rarely wear them as outerwear anyway, because I am conscious of the fact that I lack a sixpack, fourpack or whatever level of abdominal tonedness that is not described as a muffin-top.