Once upon a time, ‘oversized’ was a bit of an insult when it came to fashion – that’s before we realised how comfortable it was, and how cool – in a very arty sort of a way – it is. So it’s with great pleasure that we present our five favourite oversized shirts for women – each of them currently available from an online retailer near you.
Silk Tulip Print Oversize Shirt – £49 (was £129), East
We start with a real beauty – this tulip print oversize shirt from East is made from pure silk in a mid-grey colour festooned with floral graphics in shades of turquoise, blue, black and cream. This longer length shirt has cuffed sleeves and buttons up the front and its hem falls at about hip length. It’s currently available at a fairly astonishing £80 reduction, so we’d recommend you don’t hang about if you want to add this glorious shirt to your wardrobe.
Red Baroque Print Chiffon Oversized Shirt – £25, Pretty Little Thing
Pretty Little Thing’s oversized shirt is made from a floaty, silky bright red chiffon fabric with a baroque print in shades of brown, beige and black. It fastens up the front with button and has a standard shirt collar and shape – with long cuffed sleeves – but is best worn as shown, loosely and partly unfastened and paired with jeans or a skirt. The shirt is quite length and rests at around hip height.
Checked Oversized Drop Back Cotton Shirt – £35, La Redoute Collections
There’s a definite arty feel to this oversized cotton shirt from La Redoute Collections. With vents at the sides and the edges of the three-quarter-length sleeves, it has a smart collar, buttoned placket and a bottom-covering dropped back. Made from a 99% cotton fabric (with a bit of elastane for a slight stretch) with small black and white checks, it’s can be paired with black trousers for a smart look.
Oversized Shirt in Green – £55, Kin by John Lewis
In a vivid green-coloured viscose fabric, this shirt from Kin by John Lewis will add a bit of much-needed colour to the autumn and winter months ahead. Cut in an oversize shape, it’s softly draped in style and has a concealed button-up front. The two-section sleeves of this round-necked top are flared slightly at the ends and fall just below the elbows. Two tucks at the back of the top give it an extra fullness.
Oversized Frill Shirt with Multi Stripe – £55, ASOS White
We end with a real showstopper! This oversized shirt by ASOS White is made from a cotton rich fabric and has a high neck and dramatic, voluminous frill overlays. Below the bust is a long and full pleated section in narrow red and white stripes, whereas above that you’ll a broad frilled band of blue and white fabric applied in a curve. The long-sleeved top zips up the back and is a real statement piece.