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The Oversized fashion trend is back bigger and better

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Many would consider oversized fashion to be a reoccurring trend each year as the leaves start to drop and the nights begin to get colder. Yet this Autumn the trend returns in ways that have never been seen before. As well as the baggy t-shirts and slouchy jumpers, designers are giving accessories such as sunglasses, coats and tote bags the oversized treatment.

An eye-catching piece that stood out on this season’s runway included the Christian Dior tote bag, a complete 180 on the previous micro bag trend that was a staple piece last summer. High street retailers such as Primark and Topshop sold their own versions, mimicking the runway designs. Thanks to the likes of celebrities such as Billie Eilish, we see a continuation of the oversized sunglasses trend, made popular throughout summer through Instagram influencers and fast-fashion retailers. 

Yet this season, instead of the visor-esce shape, the form is classier and sleeker, particularly from Elle Saab and Fendi, whose collections are both stylish and elegant, and perfect for the transitional seasons and through into winter. Outerwear is a crucial piece of anyone’s wardrobe for the winter months, and this season’s styles show no coat is too big, in more ways than one. Not only are we seeing oversized shapes such as big collars and puffed sleeve from the likes of Balenciaga and Burberry, but long trench coats are making a permanent come-back, both throughout the high-street as well as on the top runways. 

An unusual take on this trend can be seen in the form of capes which, despite making an appearance in A/W18 collections, have made a bigger come back this season. Both more fitted, tailored capes as well as less structured, and more free-flowing styles have been seen from a wide variety of designers, such as Max Mara, Gucci and JW Anderson, even high street brands like Zara are supporting the revival of the cape. 

It’s fair to say that this upcoming season is going to be oversize galore – the bigger the better!

Words by Lauren Hurt

Edited by Flora Fan

Lauren and Flora are your fashion editors

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