Whether it’s Deepika Padukone solidifying her style in oversized sweatshirts or Sonam Kapoor Ahuja reinstating her aesthete status in voluminous looks, supersized clothing is being increasingly favoured over form-fitting silhouettes more than before. Oversized also quickly became the ‘stay-at-home’ dress code of 2020. Overnight, slouchy dressing became cool again. How can you add it to your occasionwear wardrobe? Aashni + Co has the 101 for you.
Not that oversized silhouettes can’t be well-tailored. But they’re certainly more unconventional and hence tricky. So, if you wish to experiment, blend it into your festive wardrobe with Sabyasachi’s anti-fit kurtas in bold colours. Festive tunics by Rajdeep Ranawat speak of a bohemian statement by combining breezy tailoring and tribal-inspired motifs.
Image: Rajdeep Ranawat
No designer can polish unstructured silhouettes quite like Anamika Khanna. Clubbing both elements — XL drapes and loose fits, her neutral coloured silhouettes can amp up any mundane skirt.
Images: Anamika Khanna
If you are not convinced that this trend works well as evening wear, think again. Swap loosely fitted silhouettes with mega-sized elements. Gauri & Nainika inject the trend into pm soirees with exaggerated sleeves and supersized origami flowers.
Image: Gauri & Nainika
If you’re fresh to this experiment, begin with the basics. This bright boxy shirt from Twenty Nine is a cool update to your casual looks. Don it as a light layering piece or reserve it for relaxed styling with comfy trousers.
Image: Twenty Nine
On the other hand, if you want to dip your toes into the trend gently, this monochrome set by Ka Sha can help you achieve balance without trying too hard.
Image: Ka Sha
Anti-fit but clean-cut pieces are the most effortless way to crack the smart casual dress code for Zoom meetings. This shaded Nesolo kurta is a fuss-free option to rest and to hustle. The tie-and-dye pattern on Studio Medium‘s relaxed-fit shirts will only show how much fun you’re having with this easy-breezy style statement.
Image: Studio Medium
Flex your flair for anti-fit silhouettes and exaggerated sizes to keep it cool and comfortable this season. Choose big shoulders, sleeves, appliquéd accents or simply go for generous ease in roomy tops.
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