I have a true fondness for oversized clothes. In fact, in my opinion, the oversized trend is the best thing that has happened to real women’s clothing in the last few years! I definitely have mornings where I do not want to wear anything that is tight-fitting and welcome a more relaxed fit. As a child I could not understand why so many older women would wander around in their kaftans/momos all day and talk so fondly about these loose-fitting shapeless garments. With age comes knowledge and I now have a new found appreciation and respect for the ‘relaxation wear’ favoured by so many aunties.
I have lost count of the amount of women I have heard in my lifetime wax eloquent about the unbridled joy of taking off their bra at the end of a busy day. I think the same principle applies to the pleasure of swapping your day wear with comfortable loose-fitting clothes at the end of a long day. They makes one feel so unrestricted, so free…till you hear a voice saying, “Mummy – the toilet paper fell in the pot- can you take it out?”….and straight back to the confines of reality you come…Wearing an ‘oversized’ day look can ensure that lovely feeling of comfort throughout the day, without compromising your style statement.
I think the key to making oversized clothes look good is to balance the overall proportions of the look. I find that adding a more structured piece to the styling and high heels are a great way to make the daytime ‘oversized look’ work for me. This trapeze style dress is a great oversized piece that is both comfortable and has a bright cheerful print to boot. A fitted blazer adds an interesting element and the high-heeled boots work fabulously in balancing the overall proportions of the look.
I hope you enjoy this look and thank you so much for reading!
(Clothes and Accessories: Dress – Monki, Blazer – Zara, Boots – Charles and David, Handbag – Dooney and Bourke)