Similar to the conversations I've had with people about
I suppose my number one rule for styling is
So lets talk about the oversized dress and why I find it to be such a gem.
A perfect example of my own, is this 60's cotton day dress. It's one that I found at an estate sale and opted to keep. This frock is easily two or three sizes too big for me, but I loved the stripes and
Check out the difference a belt makes:
Because an oversized dress will probably be large all over (not just the waist) I also like to throw on a cropped sweater or jacket-- the shorter length does double duty by accentuating the waist further.
A dress like this could also be easily worn just with a cropped sweater, for a similar waist cinching effect, sans belt. I actually styled this vintage 50's cashmere cardigan exactly that way for it's Etsy listing!
Choosing an Oversized Dress
When you take to the couple-sizes-larger-than-you section, some things that are good to look for:
When all is said and done, vintage clothing often comes along in sizes that might not be perfect. I've learned that improvising in the face of that, not only works but has expanded my creativity while maintaining my bank account. ;)
And the best part is, I don't think anyone would ever guess that this dress is supposed to fit any differently! Win-win, I think.
Have any styling (or vintage styling) dilemmas that you're looking for solutions to? Leave a comment or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. :)