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Edited by on November 5 2008 at 6:40 PM

How Big Is Too Big? Ok you sickos, get your minds out of the gutter! Fashionista beat me to the punch, but this topic has been on my mind for quite some time now…how big is too big? It seems like the Olsen twins pioneered the whole big n’ baggy look with their oversized plaid, sweaters, blazers and tees. Sure, they’re comfortable, roomy and oftentimes hide body flaws, but oversized garments are not flattering. Clothes are meant to fit, at least in some respect. If you’re out and about in a XXL sweater, the sleeves devouring your short arms and the body, more like a dress than anything else, people are going to peg it as a hand-me-down, a thrift-store buy or a means to hide the bun in the oven.  Yes, some clothes are designed to be oversized, but at least those that are well-made fit in the shoulders, are the proper length for your arms and don’t drown out your bust. 

And if swimming in excess fabric weren’t bad enough, swimming in excess designer fabric is worse! Ok, cool, you’ve got a $800 Zac Posen blazer, but who in their right mind would make such an investment on a size 10 if you wear a size 2! The Olsen twins may have the money to throw around for their XL attire, but at the end of the day, fitted is more professional, more elegant and more chic! So, go give that 3XL tee of yours to that homeless family to sleep in. 



Thanks Fashionista!

Story by Kirby Marzec

Dior, Not War.