Breaking Myths: How To Wear Oversized With Oversized

In today's world, there are two kind of women - those who are comfortable in their own skin and wear whatever they feel like they can carry off, and those who go by the so-called standards of beauty & perfection as put forth by the money-making industries and swear by fashion rules dictated by the experts.

The fashion gurus, who give us fashion dos and don'ts to follow, have a long list specially for curvy women. According to that list, slim super-models can carry off almost everything that those above Size 10 cannot. 

Among those rules, there's one that says you can't wear two loose silhouettes together. Baggy + baggy = you looking like a sack of potatoes (according to industry experts). And if you are curvy or plus-size, then God help you! You can kiss your dreams of wearing a flared top with billowy pants goodbye before you can even try them on!

This year. I thought of starting a series - "Breaking Myths" - that aims at opening your eyes and telling you that there's no rule for dressing up. As long as you are comfortable in what you are wearing, and you like what you see in the mirror - the world is your runway! 
The first rule that I'm dissing in this series is the 'Can't wear oversized with oversized' rule.
I quite like the chic comfort of anti-fit clothes and one fine day, I thought of trying out a flared tunic with the widest-legged pants I own; and I realised that it certainly doesn't make me look like the proverbial sack of potatoes!

So, here I am, showing you that curvy women can rock the baggy on baggy trend too, as long as you dress smart! Let me know what you think!! :)


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[Flared kurta: Global Desi | Ikat palazzos: Tailored | Lotus Afghan necklace: Taselcrafts | Afghan earrings: some Instagram store | Coin head ring: Bibi's | Black brogues: Westside]


Photography by: Arjun of Arya Photography


So, now are you confident enough to try two loose silhouettes/styles together on yourself?
Let me know how it comes out in the comments below!

Here are a few things you might keep in mind while trying this pairing:
  • Try to put together complementing colors, as two very contrast or clashing colors might take away from the flow of the viewer's eyeline, thus making the two separates look forcedly-put-together.
  • If you go for print mixing (like me), try to keep one of the prints smaller than the other so that the eyes can move smoothly from one print to another without looking too much together.
  • Go for garments that individually fit you well. Even anti-fit clothes need to be your size for the basic look to be in harmony with your body. Something 2 sizes bigger than you when put together with another thing 3 sizes bigger than you can actually make you look like that sack!
  • Accessorize well. So that the focus is not entirely upon the fact that you are wearing more than one oversized item together. Also, the right accessories will elevate the look further and add some interest to the overall baggy silhouette.
  • Last, but not the least, have fun! Don't put anything together forcefully or just for the sake of trying out the trend. See if they naturally look good together and more importantly, on your body. Experiment to your heart's content and turn heads as you break those myths!

Hope you guys liked the post and some of the Indian street-style pictures we took (including the random passerby and locals - have always been wanting to do that!). I can't thank my photographer Arjun enough for making my wish of taking these kind of pictures come true! :D


Till next time peeps!


Love,
Anupriya

1 comment:

  1. So well written!! keep making World more stylish and vibrant, one styling at a time...

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