This would be great if only they hadn't elasticated the arm holes. They're fine if you're only wearing the gilet under a thin long-sleeve top but if you want to layer it over anything thicker or several tops it starts to bunch under the armpits because of the elastic. I would much prefer a slightly larger armhole and no elastic to allow for layering more items. Otherwise it's a nice item and I like the more feminine cut. Would be better if there was no elastic around the hips too. Will need to return this.