A freshly pressed, tailored shirt is one of the most timeless and versatile items in a woman’s wardrobe. While these can look great under a tailored suit or blazer, it’s safe to say that times change. No longer are shirts required to be tailored, starch-pressed and formal. The rules have changed with the rise of athleisure fashion trends and the flow fashion trends. Fashion doesn’t have to be uncomfortable.
The oversized shirt is a combination of a classic shirt and a sweater. The oversized shirt can be worn in place of a traditional tailored shirt, but it is not a substitute. There is still a place to wear them. It just means that there are more options for shirts and that they deserve a place in everyone’s wardrobe. There are many ways to style an oversized shirt. That’s why this article is so important. It’s easy to style an oversized shirt while still looking smart and sophisticated.
Oversized shirts are just like the classic tailored shirt. However, they can be worn in many different ways and have the added benefit of being much more comfortable. This is the perfect shirt for a casual look worn to work, shopping, lunch, or going into the office. It doesn’t matter what occasion it might be worn with. The most important thing is how you tuck it in.
How to tie oversize shirts
It is amazing to think that one piece of clothing, the humble oversized shirt, can be worn in so many different ways with so many options for the tucking! We’ll be covering how to style an oversized shirt with other garments in your closet. Although it may seem simple, a bad tuck can ruin an outfit. To make sure you don’t get ducktails or bumps, we’re going to break it down step by step.
FULLY TUCKED IN
An obvious way to wear an oversized blouse is to tuck it into whatever bottoms you choose to pair it with. Here are some tips to help you do it the right way.
- Begin by putting on your shirt first.
- After putting on the skirt, lift the shirt and pull the shirt down from the bottom. If you are wearing shorts or jeans, this is not possible. In such cases, pull the shirt as far as you can before adjusting any buttons or zips.
- After putting on the skirt, pants, or shorts, lift your arms to the heavens and let the shirt hang looser, so it isn’t as tight.
- Finally, look in the mirror to adjust. To make sure it is even, gently tug on any too-tight pieces.
THE HALF-TUCK / ‘FRENCH TUCK’
While some of us may be unfamiliar with the term French Tuck, many people probably do this already. The French Tuck is a term for a shirt that’s been ‘half-tucked in’. Tan France, Queer Eye’s celebrity style expert and co-host, invented the French tuck. He explained that one could simply tuck the front of the shirt about an inch, leaving the back untucked.
Some people argue that it can make the shirt look shabby, but we disagree. Although it may look a bit unkempt if you use the French tuck with a fitted shirt, this works well with any baggy top, no matter how big or small. This elevates your outfit without being too difficult and can be used to lengthen the legs by showing just enough waistline to give it some shape.
The French tuck (or half-tuck) is a timeless style that you will love, no matter how much you hate it. The French tuck is effortless chic, and despite it being relatively recent, shirts like this have been worn for years. You only have to look at recent fashion weeks to see how oversized tops were styled on the runway before they became a trend.
You might try something new. You might consider putting the shirt on its side and not tucking it in. You can leave the shirt unbuttoned at its bottom and tie a knot on the two sides. You can either leave the back of your shirt untucked or tie a knot. It’s up to you.
Is it necessary to tie or tuck the shirt? An oversized shirt looks better when it isn’t tucked in, especially with leggings or sneakers. You have more options than just leaving it untucked. Does the shirt need to be buttoned at the top and half-buttoned so that you can show off your lingerie? Or can it be worn completely untucked with a camisole underneath? It’s up to you to make the right choice, and it all depends on what feels best on the day.
Here are four outfit ideas to style an oversized shirt
This oversized shirt can be worn in many different ways. You should choose a classic colour such as blue, white, or pinstripe to ensure it matches your entire wardrobe for maximum versatility.
HOW TO TYPE AN OVERSIZED SHIRT WITH JEANS
The oversized shirt will complement any blue, white, or black jeans. Swap your plain or graphic tee in for an oversized one to instantly elevate the look. You can add your favourite pair of strappy sandals during warmer months or switch to a blazer and the current trending lug sole boots during winter. Accessorize with chunky gold jewellery for an instant upgrade.
This look is great to experiment with, and it’s fun to play with. French tuck your oversized shirt into jeans. You can leave the buttons open halfway so that you can see a bit of a bra. Or, perhaps, just leave it loose with a camisole underneath. For street style, swap out your heels for white sneakers.
HOW TO TYPE AN OVERSIZED SHIRT AND DENIM SHORTS
Too warm to wear jeans? Are jeans too warm for oversized shirts? For a casual, easy-to-wear look in summer, pair it with a large bag, comfortable sneakers, or biker boots. You can wear your denim shorts with your oversized shirt in cooler months by adding black tights and a blanket scarf. An accessory with chunky, gold earrings
Are you looking to change things up? Swap out your denim shorts for a different look, and get biker shorts!
HOW TO TYPE A OVERSIZED SHIRT AND LEGGINGS
Sometimes we just need that extra bit of comfort. For those occasions, you can pair white sneakers with your favorite leggings and an oversized shirt with them. You can also wear a sweater over the shirt or your shoulders in cooler months. Pull the sleeves of the sweater slightly to expose the shirt. You can also pair it with an oversized blazer that is complementary and switch the heels for high-heeled shoes. This will transform your outfit from daywear to night-time glamour while still looking stylish.
HOW TO TYPE AN OVERSIZED SHIRT WITH A HIGH-WAISTED BUTTON
An oversized shirt can look best when it is fully tucked in. This applies to mini skirts, shorts, or pants. High-waisted bottoms can highlight the waistline and silhouette of oversized tops. For a pop of colour, we love to pair an oversized white shirt with black pants/pants with high waisted.