When petite stars Gwen Stefani, Eva Longoria and Rachel Bilson were photographed in these baggy, oversize outfits – we had to do a double take. They look more like homely, bag ladies than slim style icons.
What they did wrong:
If they wanted to try the oversize trend, they should have gone with either a baggy top or bottom – not both. In head-to-toe baggy attire they look like they’re hiding something. A baby bump perhaps?
Also, horizontal stripes can be unflattering, so if you must wear them (a la the nautical trend) pair them with a fitted jean – not a gaucho pant or cropped wide leg like Bilson.
What they should have done:
To avoid causing the pregnancy or weight gain rumors, they should have paired the oversize pieces with fitted, tailored ones, like in these three looks:
If you want to try the trend at home, go with a v-neck or scoop neck version like this sexy Monrow Oversized Tee ($72). The relaxed fit is flattering – especially in black.
Balance the oversize tee with a pair of skinny pants like these celebrity-favorites. The J Brand ‘Houlihan’ Skinny Stretch Cotton Cargo ($231) are the season’s most popular pant, and go great with the baggy black top.
If you want to try the loose-fitting trend in a pants version, pair it with a fitting top like this versatile Kain Label Pocket Tank in Many Colors ($80). The gray pocket tee is on-trend and very hip.
Wide leg trousers are a great way to wear the oversize trend while still looking incredibly polished. You will love these flattering Alice + Olivia Eric Pants ($254) – the white is a great base for summer outfits, and the trouser style will make you look like a Hamptons-goer (even if you aren’t).
Large horizontal stripes can be unflattering – but thin stripes are totally cute. If you’re craving a striped, oversize tee, go for this Just Female Oversize Stripe Tee ($42.27, down from $84.55). You will love the pocket on this comfy style.
Rather than pairing a striped tee with rolled up baggy pants like Bilson, pair it with black treggings for a more polished, yet still comfortable look. You will love these Silence & Noise Black Crinkle Jegging ($54).
To stay up-to-date with more summer trends, make sure you read up on our guides to rompers, skinny jeans, clogs, summer dresses and Spanx swimwear.