You have probably noticed soft baggy tunic blouses in stores over the last while. This season they are bigger than ever and if you’re not already wearing them, I hope you’ll reconsider after reading this post! They make brilliant transitional tops for both Autumn and Spring, and are a great option for mild Winters.

I’m a big soft blouse girl in many ways. I frequently wear silky blouses, and enjoy them both in oversized silhouettes and tailored versions. Feminine, arty, easy and chic. I’m thrilled that many of my clients have caught onto big soft tunic blouses too. Pop them over the right bottom and you’re virtually done.

The beauty of a big soft tunic blouse is that you can take it from a fairly casual look to quite a dressy one depending on how it’s worn. For example:

  • Casual: Pair it with faded bootcut jeans and casual ankle boots. Faded denim short shorts look sweet too. Leans, skinnies and leggings tucked into boots are another option.
  • Smart Casual: Throw in a pair of dark wash straight leg jeans or bootcuts and step into pumps or heeled booties.
  • Business Casual: Swap out the jeans for cigarette slacks or a short pencil skirt and add dressy shoes.

The big soft blouse can be worn both baggy and belted. I wear mine both ways and layer over a trench or cropped jacket when its chilly. For a creative business casual look, I pair one of my patterned big blouses with a black pencil skirt, cinch in the waist with a belt, pop stirrup leggings underneath the skirt and finish off the outfit with low heeled black biker booties. Classic with an edge.

At the end of the day, the big soft blouse is what YOU make of it. Wear it in a classic way, or fashion forward way depending on your mood and fashion persona. And don’t let the dry cleaning part scare you either. Many of these blouses can be laundered on the delicates cycle in your washing machine and left to air dry without ironing.

So is it a yay or nay for the big soft tunic blouse?