The Oversize trend – fashion goes loose


When it comes to looking flawlessly perfect, size always matters. For a long time, custom fits and skin tight clothes have been in power in the fashion scene. But the latest trend is to go loose. It is time to bring out all baggy t-shirts, slouchy coats, and slightly big dresses that have been hidden in one’s closets for such a long time. Oversize is stepping up this season, especially for fall and

winter collections, for both men and women. Oversized clothes if worn in the right way can also look just as chic and smart as the trendy ones. These clothes were seen on the runway and collections with large shirts, tunics, skirts, pants, jackets, and dresses were showcased by designer labels like Gucci, Balenciaga, Chloe, and Moschino. Oversize is breaking all the fashion rules and is making clothing comfortable. Now, one can gorge on their favourite dessert without having to worry about fitting in to a dress.

Sizing up is the new fad, than sizing down. But the key to standing out even while wearing an oversized garment, is to wear it right. For women, looking the part is like merging tomboyish with feminine. There are a lot of options one can experiment to supersize and still look stylish. One thumb rule, when it comes to going big is to keep the bottoms slim with tights, stockings, or fitted trousers, when the top is bulgy. And on the other hand if you choose to wear bulky bottoms like balloon skirts, flared palazzo pants, or Bermuda shorts, then keeping the top fitted will help balance the act.

There are plenty of options to splurge on. For women as far as tops are concerned they can choose from boyfriend shirts, buffalo plaid ponchos, big sweaters and jackets, slouchy t-shirts, oversized cardigans, and blazers. Big and long denim vests are a must have. In fact, oversized men’s coats are the next big thing for the upcoming fall/winter; Trussardi, Chanel, Michael Kors, and Christopher Kane created interesting closures in neutral and dark shades for this year’s runway collection.

To add a little shape and structure to the garment, accessorizing with a belt or tucking the top in would do the job. Petite women should stay away from oversized bottoms and instead vouch for bigger tops. Fully figured women must not pick anything too wide, as this will work against them.

With oversized clothes, less is more. It is better to keep accessories to a minimal and instead of shoulder bags and totes, opt for cute clutch bags. Keeping footwear simple and not going over the top, with chunky and grungy boots, will enhance the silhouettes of the attire. The oversized trend is slowly catching up and one can find big clutches, watches, hats, earrings and bags.