It was one of those humid summer days in Bangkok, temperature reaching close to 40 degrees, when I shopped for three oversized billowy tops. An amiga gave my new finds a quick look, put them back in the shopping bag, and commented, “I don´t find these tops stylish nor nice.” I smiled. I knew exactly where she´s coming from. You know, girls who only stick with fitting if not too figure hugging tops? I knew too that while those oversized tops look baggy at first glance, they´d look great once worn. Well, that if you actually have the figure and height for it.
Striped Big Dipper, $78.00
If you´re slim, tall, and not too rich on top, you´ll definitely going to look good in an oversized, roomy top. But if you´re busty, curvy, or bigger than slim, you probably would like to avoid loose tops because they will add you weight. If you´re petite, steer away from long tops that hit below half your thigh. They will overwhelm your small frame and make you look shorter.
We The Free Big Moment Tee, $78.00
I love wearing an oversized top in summer because it allows the air to circulate around my body, making me feel fresher. I tend to sweat a lot on a warm day and if I wear a fitted top, it just makes me feel so sticky. I like wearing a billowy tee with denim shorts, exactly the way this model wearing We The Free Big Moment Tee look, minus the stash of bangles.
We The Free Circle In The Sand Tee, $78.00
I also have a huge preference towards white tees. The thinner and softer a cotton white tee is, the better. I feel fresher in it than any dark-colored tee. I like wearing a black brassiere under a white tee. My college friend´s brother said it´s a complete no-no, he says women shouldn´t wear a black bra under a white top. Who actually set that rule? I´d adhere to that rule for formal wear but not if I´m doing it casual.
We The Free Shoreline Tee, $58.00
There are only three bottoms that would flatter an oversized top – skinny jeans, leggings, and denim short shorts. There´s not much room for thinking outside the box. But reserve it for your shoes. What style are you creating? Casual, bohemian, laid-back? Choose your footwear accordingly.
Big Dipper Oversized Tee, $58.00
Oversized tops come in many forms, styles, and colors. These five tops I featured in this post are each available in other colors. If you feel that your top´s drape is overwhelming, try tying it together at the bottom. Loose tees and tops are down to earth and they speak of old all-american roots. But you can be anywhere in the world and still channel that laid-back aura while staying in style.
What do you think of loose, oversized tops? Are billowy tops something that flatter your figure and height?