bySonu BohraMar 30, 2017 #FbPicks 3 Likes
There’s a lot written about about the LBDs, bodycons and the spanx that go underneath. But today, I want to discuss the idea that baggy is better, not just for that extra helping of biryani but also for the blistering heat. With the Kardashian hangover, there’s little left to the imagination, and while it takes a brave sort of woman to wear a dress so tight you can see whether she's had lunch or not; I think these days it’s a lot more courageous to dress yourself in loose, billowy outfits. Here’s why:
#1 Baggy is the new black:
Currently the world of fashion is going to through an image makeover, right from sneakers-with-everything to looser, more comfortable clothing. For some reason, the word "baggy" gets a bad rap, even though it can be totally chic. Get inspired by the Olsen twins or Jenna Lyons as they show us how oversized clothes can leave you looking effortless but undeniably elevated at the same time.
Designers like Yohji Yamamoto, Valentino and Stella McCartney all display comfort cut and anti fit clothing. And, luckily for us, oversized fashion is far from frumpy and shapeless, which makes summer dressing a whole lot more exciting. The loose-fit trend is ideal for light layering, appropriate from day to night.
#2 The right way to wear baggy
Proportion and balance is the key: If you’re wearing a loose/ oversized shirt, tuck it in your jeans for a more voluptuous silhouette. If you want to do loose on loose, then I suggest your wear cropped-length pants or culottes with your sleeves rolled up for more definition.
Baggy doesn't mean shapeless: The right fabric and silhouette can accentuate your curves, even though the garment may be loose. This season is all about the cropped ankle length mom jeans: pair it with a billowy dress and a comfortable sling bag and you’re ready for brunch!
Dress for your mood: Ladies, let's be honest. We all have those days when we look in the mirror and just hate what we see, and nothing in our closets seems to fit right (that extra bagel with cream cheese at breakfast didn't help either). Those are the days to ditch the clingy knits and stick to a swirly silhouette... like brightly colourblocked retro shift dresses to skim the curves and hide our dietary sins. What could be better?
#3 Is it liberating?
For centuries women have been expected to dress with a certain level of decorum. From fitted skirts and crisp shirts at work to LBDs with heels to a party. Wearing loose clothes and dressing comfortably is a small way of not conforming to the societal rules. Having said that, if you feel more in your skin in a fitted bandeau dress then by all means do so. Fashion is an expression of yourself and style is a personal depiction of that personality. Loose or fitted clothes are mere tools to express yourself.
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