Looking to the street style scene, there’s one micro-trend that is undeniable: the oversize dress. Yep, fashion insiders have recently been swapping out fitted silhouettes for dresses that are anything but. The dresses the fashion set have been wearing are tent-like in shape, evoking nightgowns and baby-doll shapes. Many are finished with details like puffy sleeves that further emphasize their sheer volume. The unspoken rule? The bigger, the better.
With countless outfits spotted on the street style scene, the evidence is stacked in favor of this tricky trend, but what is the best way to pull it off IRL? Ahead, see exactly how fashion insiders are wearing the trend and discover the best oversize-dress brands to add to your closet and the accessories to wear with them.
Danish designer Cecilie Bahnsen is fueling the trend with her signature cloqué dresses, seen here on Maria Bernad. One way to balance a voluminous dress? Pair it with sleek knee-high boots and an on-trend padded headband.