12 Giant Oversize Tops That Won't Make You Look Like a Hot Mess
As a child, oversize shirts were the best thing ever. They were comfortable, easy to wear, and not precious at all. In hindsight though, drowning in excess fabric—perhaps not the chicest look, especially when styled with bike shorts, a scrunchie, and a pair of high-tops. Oh, the '90s.
Blame it on adulting, but we've all grown out of that phase, learning to size down from our baggy XXXL tees and instead curate a closet of fitted pieces (the number one fashion tip any celebrity will tell you is to tailor your clothes to achieve the perfect fit). But then came Vetements designer Demna Vsalia's breakthrough moment at Balenciaga, along with his crazy outsized proportions, and now we're here: eager to throw away everything we've learned about fit in favor of giant disproportionate pieces.
Except it's different this time around. Sizing up doesn't have to equal slob. The grown-up, street-style-y way to do it starts with the oversized top in question. Look for beautifully crafted, deliberately voluminous structured silhouettes; styles that are big in width, but abbreviated in length (balance!); on-trend details (think: tie-strap sleeves and cut-outs); and crisp shirts. And when paired with a fluid skirt, an equally voluminous pant (to create a long, lean line), or a slim pant, the result is chic all the way. Get started with our 12 oversized picks, below.
Make a statement with an oversized one-shoulder knit in the punchiest shade.
A new take on shirting: oversized, a draped turtleneck, and a cape-like overlay.
An instant evening look when paired with a fluted skirt or satin kick-flare pants.
As soft as a blanket, this knit will envelop you like a hug.
Balance volume with an abbreviated length.
Master streetwear-chic with fashion's version of a sweatshirt: a mock neck, dropped shoulders, and a cocoon-like shape.
A turtleneck that acts like a poncho, with its swingy sleeves and drapey silhouette.
Giant tops, not the sexiest article of clothing—but it can be with one an alluring shoulder-exposing cut-out.
Even the girliest girl can embrace the oversize trend.
A sweater that knocks out two trends in one: statement sleeves and an outrageously roomy shape.
Only a print as classic as stripes won't overwhelm.
No more having to raid your BF's closet—here's an oversized shirt you can call your own.