Do you ever hesitate about which size clothes to buy? Do you sort through your wardrobe wondering if something is the right size? When in doubt, it's better to go for a size too large. Whether it’s weight gain, the ‘oversize’ style, or layering, loose-fitting clothes are our closest allies.
The oversize look is in right now
Straight from the 1990s, the oversize look is inspired by California's hip hop and skateboard culture. Consistently present on the catwalks of the biggest fashion houses, from Jacquemus to Balenciaga and Moncler, the oversize lookcan be worn in many different ways. Whether it's a shirt, a coat, or a t-shirt, oversize is the must-have of the season. To master the XL look to perfection, mix and match wide pieces with others that fit closer to the body.
Wearing oversize makes layering easier
As the ultimate winter trend, layering consists of overlapping your clothes on top of each other for maximum style, without too much effort! But in order to do this, a few rules should be followed.
To begin with, your layers should go from thinnest to thickest. For example, put on a t-shirt, then a turtleneck, and finish with a loose shirt. Finally, you can then wear a perfecto jacket or a coat. That's why it's important to go for something a bit bigger so that you don’t end up looking like the Michelin man!
Oversize to adapt to changes in weight
Some women tend to have weight that fluctuates. As a result, having clothes that are too big can be life-saving. Certain pieces such as flowing tops, trapeze dresses, tube skirts, or XXL hoodies can follow the evolution of one’s body and provide both style and femininity, even with a size too big. And then, let's be honest, it's much more practical to adjust a garment that's too big (with a belt, a lapel, or overlays) than to put up with the discomfort of something that is too small.
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