What to Wear with Billowy Trousers

This season, the fashion world has shifted away from the body-conscious silhouettes replacing them with fresher looks that play with volume and proportion which offers a new perspective on how modern women want to dress. However, loose, baggy, and billowy trousers come with their own set of challenges. So, keep on reading for our style ideas on what to wear with them.

Fitted and Structured Tops

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Traditionally, fashion rules have taught us that if you are wearing a baggier, more voluminous trouser, you should ultimately pair it with a smaller, more form-fitting top. We could stick to that rule for a more flattering and polished style that’s classy and sophisticated. Like fashion blogger Sydne Summer, you may go for a loose, high-waist trouser to team with a matching color of wrap top for a more body-conscious style. Also, the billowy trend can be sleek and modern by dressing it in a more architectural way. Like fashion blogger Masha Sedgwick, think of pairing a fitted top and a structural vest with your billowy pants to balance your outfit.

Loose and Lightweight Tops

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As with the billowing, high-waist culottes are being shown with tops that are equally voluminous, the secret to balanced dressing is in the creation of a waistline. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, you may opt for a non-fitting tee yet lightweight to team with your billowy culottes. Also, loose tank tops can look great with billowy trousers, especially if they’re nipped in the waist which draws the eye inward and creates a waistline, giving you some cool and easy silhouette. Like fashion blogger Annabelle Fleur, you may also go for a loose top that floats away from your body while accentuating your waist paired with billowy trousers.

Sexy and Skin-Baring Tops

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Instead of just creating a literal waistline by exposing the waistband or pairing your billowy trouser with a form-fitting top, create an illusion of a slim waist by sexy tops and skin-baring cuts. Off-shoulder tops, one-shoulder style, keyhole tops, asymmetrical tops and such may draw the eye to the natural waist, or provide just enough break in the silhouette to balance a fuller, baggier trouser leg. For instance, you may team your billowy trousers with a loose, baggy, off-shoulder top that will expose your shoulders which balance out the proportions of your outfit.

Baggy and Oversized Tops

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Although this may seem like a blatant attempt at turning some age-old styling rules inside-out, you may take some adventurous look with a fresh viewpoint of pairing your billowy trousers with equally baggy tops. The modern structural influences of current runway trends now have us pair volume with volume just like teaming avant-garde pieces, oversized shirts, slouchy tops, chunky knits with a pair of billowy trousers. Indeed, creating a fashion-forward look lies on novel ways of wearing things and experimentation on what looks best on you.

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