it is undoubtedly true that the most comfortable clothes are loose. there isn't a couture cut amazing enough to beat the solace of a loose, flowing knit. the question comes down to flattery: it's been quite some time since we last saw an ensemble of loose on loose as stylish.
without a doubt there is something essentially self-assured about wearing loose clothing: "see, i don't have to accentuate my curves for you in order to feel beautiful..." wearing both a loose top and bottom hides all the work we, as women, are expected to do for our body shapes, and yes, loose layers certainly add a few pounds. therefore, the look also challenges the importance given on weight and giggles at the assumption that "here i am at my skinniest!" is where every wanna-be fashionista should aim.
not that i agree with the aforementioned assumptions, but i am not immune to them, either. the current persuasion seems to be that volume is used for hiding something considered a flaw – and there is an infinite list of flaws in our conception of physical attractiveness. although i consider myself pretty confident, i find it somewhat hard to feel securely beautiful while wearing something that others may read as disguise. luckily i do not have a need to feel beautiful in front of strangers all that often – but i do have my days of insecurity and self-doubt.
lately loose on loose has been around the blogs i frequent: anu did her monochrome version, anna put together a playful and avantgarde ensemble and stella feels drawn towards relaxed grey looseness.
i visited the look earlier this fall already, but bare ankles hardly work in this cold. my hairdo also presents a slight problem since the best loose garments are men's, but on me the combo steers easily towards too masculine for my liking. don't get me wrong, i am no stranger to the men's department, but just wearing it all together may prove too extreme on the scale. adding towering heels helps as does my feminine form... and here it is, then. soft comfort not easily surpassed.
cashmere sweater by cos men, scarf by vivienne westwood, wool pants by diesel black gold, boots by alexander wang, bracelets by jimmy choo for h&m and bless, watch by tag heuer, glasses by chanel.
are you embracing the loose on loose look or do you think it's a sign of losing it altogether?