The bigger, the more beautiful this autumn, with cocoon coats, pillow-sleeved jackets, billowing trousers and softly structured skirts embeding the collections. "Oversize was the cool new message this season: shoulders were dropped, lengths were long and trousers had low crotches," Vogue fashion director Lucinda Chambers explains. "It's a look ideal for a confident tomboy who likes to keep things simple, strict and streamlined." The easy way to oversize? Contrast volume with slimline structure in a stylish pairing of opposites. Want to get the look, try these tips?
- Eschew accessories when dabbling in oversized - let your silhouette be the focus.
- Skinny cigarette pants are the perfect partner to a cocoon coat - creating an elegant contrast. Take your cue from Stella McCartney.
- Wear your oversized coat one size up, then belt the waist if you feel a little swamped.