The gilet is a sleeveless jacket or heavy straight sided waistcoat, which is worn as an outer layer for extra warmth, usually over heavy knitwear, another lighter jacket or sweatshirt. Many modern women's gilets are designed with fashion in mind, to look great as well as keeping you warm.
An Indispensable Extra Layer
A valuable layering piece, the gilet combines design and function, and is a truly versatile garment, until recently underrated in the UK market. The Zee & Co ladies' designer gilet collection offers statement pieces in unusual fabrics and styles, from designer labels such as Diane von Furstenberg and McQ Alexander McQueen, as well as the more traditional quilted and padded versions. A gilet is a great investment for your wardrobe; it allows that extra layer of warmth as and when it's needed without the bulk of a full blown jacket - ideal for the Great British climate!