Getting the shot is the hottest trend of the season. And while the best outfit you can wear to get your COVID-19 vaccination is literally any outfit, the plethora of one-shouldered or off-the-shoulder tops, vests and voluminous sleeves hitting (online) stores means you can make a sartorial statement while you get yours.
With vaccinations now open to everyone aged 30 and above (and coming soon for those younger; book your appointment here), dressing up can act like a little pick me up to lift the spirits (and maybe that of your vaccination nurse, and others from a two metre distance) - and shopping for something new also helps support local fashion and retail.
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Marle dress, $300
Crisp cotton, this dress is perfect for vaccinations or all those #HotVaxSummer parties when we're finally (hopefully!) out of lockdown...
Sylvester crop top, $89, and track pants, $229
Karen Walker T-shirt, $79
Classic plain white tees are hot. Jazz it up with some artful makeup and you’re good to go.
Wear a tank or slip dress under this and all you’ll need to do is slip it down for a few seconds before returning to your previously gloriously cosy existence. No one will see your sticking plaster proof of glory, so make sure you pick up a sticker to proudly display across your chest on your way out.
The epitome of look hot to get the shot; this stretch jersey dress from the Auckland-brand will make you want to strut into the vaccination centre with purpose.
Idae top, $429
This strappy, cut-out merino number is easily whipped down for simple upper arm access.
P.E. Nation vest, $329
A big sleeveless puffer vest that works just as well for your stupid little walk as it does a visit to the vaccination centre. Versatile!
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Ruby mesh dress, $299
Stretchy, form-fitting, off-the-shoulder… Why save it for a night out when you can wear it for the big day.
Twenty-seven Names vest, $390
A knitted vest is always a sensible option...especially so when you need your arms free and easy. This one, in delightful candy pink, will also be great worn over a shirt when you’re able to head back to the office.
Just like the one-shoulder singlets you used to get from Glassons in the early noughties, but better because it’s made locally and from organic cotton.
Layplan dress, $550
When you want your outfit to take you from the vaccination clinic to the (Zoom) party.
Turn up in this and you’re ready to go - just make sure your bare arm (the one you don’t use as much) is on the right side...
Witchery cardigan, $150
A new take on the ‘cold shoulder’ trend, this ribbed cardi offers ideal upper arm access.
Adorable! Get the entire mod-inspired ensemble from this collaboration between Kiwi illustrator Kelly and the local knitwear icon, with a tank top and mini skirt in jolly shades of orange and yellow (just ditch the shirt for your appointment).
Juliette Hogan dress, $899
Should you wear a gown to get your jab? Sure! Why not! This floaty dream of an option from Juliette Hogan brings a sense of glamour to the big occasion.