Words by Emma Connell
March 29th, 2017
Often people associate oversized clothing with casual days, being sick or wanting to hide away when feeling self-conscious. Most of us can admit to putting on some form of a looser silhouette post-hectic day because relaxing in a pair of skintight trousers just won’t cut it. However, oversized shouldn’t always be correlated with the previously mentioned as this season’s catwalks shed new light on larger silhouettes proving that bigger is better in any circumstance.
Big is HUGE this season, with an influx of oversized silhouettes shadowing tighter fits. Wide leg trousers, 80’s broad blazers and of course balloon sleeved tops were at the forefront of most collections this season, meaning that our summer forecast is set to be an extremely comfortable one.
Tudor shapes were present across Marques Almeida with large fluted sleeves making a noble statement. Elsewhere variations of puff, flared, oversized and long billowing sleeves swept across the runways of Simone Rocha, Ellery and JW Anderson to name but a few. Wide leg trousers and broad shouldered blazers showed that not only sleeves were given a voluminous makeover for the coming months as Balenciaga’s blazers and Tibi’s deconstructed trousers cast light on new scale proportions.
Although these new shapes are appealing with their loose fitting nature, certain rules should apply when donning the super-sized look. If you wish to support the power legged trouser make sure to break the volume by tucking a more delicate fabric in at the waist to avoid being drowned by fabric. With larger sleeves, the same should apply where trousers should be worn slightly slimmer to offset the effect. If you are however feeling like supporting double the volume, make sure to wear a new season corseted belt so break up the overflow of material.
Leandra Medine from Man Repeller stood out in wide leg jeans during fashion week, which she accompanied beautifully with a subtle bralette and oversized blazer that supported the trend playfully but at the same time oozed effortless taste. Various other street style stars were seen to be supporting the look at the SS17 fashion weeks in an assortment of ways, which provided us with easy accessibility to the trend.
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