Popular vest patterns for women include the Nano Puff vest by Patagonia and the Roamer vest by The North Face, both of which are designed to be worn outside. Popular women's vest patterns designed to be worn indoors are the blazer vest and the fringed vest manufactured by Rock and Roll Cowgirl. Many popular vest patterns, including the trucker vest and waistcoat vest, are available in denim and faux fur.
Although most women's vests are purchased already manufactured in retail outlets, some consumers purchase sewing patterns and material to create vests at home. Popular vest patterns from sewing companies, such as Simplicity and McCall's, that can be made at home include steam-punk style waistcoats, simple patrons, tailored vests and easy-to-sew lined vests. Traditional vests can be created with numerous options, including pockets, pocket flaps, a front collar, peplum variations and top-stitching.
A popular vest is the crop vest, which is available in long-sleeved, 3/4-inch sleeves or sleeveless. This pattern of vest is usually worn with a long sleeve shirt underneath that is of a tighter fit and tucks into the waist of the wearer's pants. The bottom hem of this crop vest should rest just below the wearer's bust line.