No Bull: 5 Things To Consider When Buying A Bolero
Brrr—It’s time to stop giving your cold shoulders the cold shoulder. Typically worn on top of sleeveless dresses and blouses, a bolero is more than just an ornate element of a matador’s costume. Boleros, sometimes called shrugs, come in a variety of colors and types. The construction is always the same, though: cropped short at the chest or waist.
Looking for a cover-up? Here are the 5 things to consider when buying a bolero:
Are you wearing it to a wedding or to work? Boleros either fall into the formal or informal categories. You wouldn’t wear a sweatshirt to watch your best friend tie the knot would, you? The same goes for the style of shrug you choose. A fancier fête calls for a formal bolero, otherwise, a casual one will work.
All boleros have a place on a sliding scale of construction. Wear a structured jacket with that party dress you’ll be dancing the night away in. But if you want to let loose, relax in one that reminds you of your favorite cardigan and drapes around your body.
The Arm Length:
You have the right to bear arms—or not. If you don’t want to be gone with the chilly wind but still want to be fabulous, a longer-sleeved option is your best bet.
Black. White. Red. Striped. Polka Dotted. From blue, yellow and literally everything in between, there’s a bolero for all your color-coordinated needs. Go matchy-matchy in a bolero that is the same hue of your frock, or mix it up with a floral print or contrasting color.
There’s no need to run from all the options available. Just keep these 5 things in mind and you can take the shopping by the horns. ¡Olé!