Gilets are just the ticket during transitional seasons, when the sun is out but cool draughts are still on the agenda. A ladies’ gilet provides exactly the right combination of warmth and freedom of movement. Fans of the outdoors love this practical garment, but a stylish, quilted gilet in a bold colour can also make a style statement.
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Women’s gilets are an ideal choice for on and off duty style, since they are lightweight, comfortable and warm. At the same time, MONA’s collection of easy-to-style pieces allows you to underline your personal style while choosing a gilet that perfectly completes your look.
All of our ladies’ gilets, whether quilted or padded, will flatter your silhouette thanks to their immaculate cuts and beautifully executed details. Look and feel you very best with one of our stylish gilets in eye-catching block colours—and complete your new ensemble with stunning accessories, a glamorous handbag and matching shoes while you’re shopping.
What makes ladies’ gilets such stunning garments is the quilting–without it, your figure would be smothered by layers of padding. Quilted patterns often run horizontally or vertically, but some of our gilets feature diagonal stitching, creating zigzags, diamonds or squares that enhance the look and feel of the finished garment. These skilfully executed seams create patterns which enhance your silhouette and contour your shape for a slimming effect.
Our fabric of choice is usually microfibres and polyamide for the lining and padding. These lightweight fibres won’t weigh you down, yet are both warm and waterproof. What’s more, they are crease-resistant, easy-care and stylish.
A gilet can be worn over a blouse or top, but also goes over a jumper, serving as a jacket replacement. Endlessly easy to style, gilets are a staple essential in every woman’s wardrobe—not only for their functionality but also their fashion credentials.
If you want to opt for elegance, choose a classic quilted gilet with a diamond pattern in muted colours such as navy, grey or black. Fabrics like cashmere or knitted gilets with no padding are very elegant. A classic gilet worn with a block colour blouse can be styled with tailored trousers and court shoes when on duty or with a pair of jeans and boots for a more casual look.
Gilets can be bold if you opt for bright colours like pink or yellow, metallic finishes or cosy faux fur. Chic and stylish women often prefer strategic stitching, or seam detailing to create a contoured shape which draws the eye to the slimmest part of your figure. On-trend gilets look good with jeans as well as maxi skirts and dresses—they’re oh so simple to style.
Quilted and padded gilets with horizontal stitching exude sporty chic, whilst pockets and zips emphasise the casual flair of the design. Sporty gilets look especially good in bright, fresh colours when worn over a top or jumper, with leisure trousers or jeans and complementary trainers.
One of the best things about our gilets for women is the fact that they can help distract from some areas of your figure and enhance others at the same time—it’s just a question of selecting the right cut and pattern.
Select a longline gilet which covers your hips, with vertical or diagonal quilting, and wear it open and unfastened to create a layered look. Dark colours such as navy, black and dark grey are naturally slimming.
Show off your waist with a tailored gilet that features diagonal quilting which will draw the eye to your slim waist for a flattering and feminine fit. If you are very slender, you could cinch your waist even further by placing a belt over the gilet.
A generously padded or quilted gilet with delicate frills or ruffles and large diamond quilting will emphasise your bust. Light colours will also add volume to your silhouette.
The overall effect of your gilet depends on what you wear with it. Style it with a chic ladies’ polo shirt to achieve a sophisticated sporty look, or with a warm jumper for leisure. Alternatively, a silky women’s blouse with a dark, shimmering gilet is ideal on more formal occasions. Your gilet should complement the rest of your outfit—so browse MONA’s range of stylish bags, belts and shoes to style out your new women’s gilet.
Most of our ladies’ gilets are easy-care, but you should always check the care instructions on the label to find out how to wash the garment. Gilets with lining and padding made of polyamide can usually go into the washing machine at a gentle cycle and a maximum of 40°C with a mild detergent. Such fabrics also dry quickly and should be hung on a hanger.
Gilets made from premium fabrics such as cashmere are best hand washed and dried horizontally on a towel.
Comfort, quality and laid-back luxury characterise MONA’s range of women’s gilets—and the same goes for your shopping experience. Please do not hesitate to contact our friendly customer service team for any questions you may have about our collections or your purchase. Browse our online shop for a ladies’ gilet, complete your new look with jeans and a top or jumper, and choose your payment option—you can pay via PayPal or a UK debit or credit card (Visa and MasterCard only). Your new gilet will be on its way and at your door in no time at all.