These Oversize Dresses Are the Coolest Thing You'll Wear This Summer

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The oversize look is slowly but surely becoming one of those era-defining fashion trends that we're sure to remember for years to come, with all tastes and body shapes discovering the comfy cool-girl appeal of roomier silhouettes, be that in the form of shirts, jeans or dresses. "I feel like Vetements really paved the way for the oversize look," muses celeb stylist Aimée Croysdill. "It was a real moment that has been picked up as a solid trend, and I hope it never goes away."

The oversize dress is a key style within this fashion movement, with designer and high-street brands alike jumping on the bandwagon. The trend's mass appeal may have started out in the form of that Zara polka-dot dress, but in the intervening years, it has changed guises many times, manifesting in everything from nightie-style smocks and roomy T-shirt dresses to tiered maxis and linen-clad, loose button-downs, and it has been worn for both lockdown lounging and wedding-ready ensembles. This season, the offering on the high street is as eclectic as ever, which, in our opinion, is never a bad thing.

The oversize T-shirt dress is definitely having a moment this season, and COS is our go-to in this department, with calf-grazing styles coming in both classic neutrals and colour-pop brights. I have also noted the return of the mini, which creates a very chic, '60s-inspired finish when paired with a roomier fit, especially when styled with knee-high boots. I've also thrown in a few cheeky vintage options, as, in my opinion, this is the sort of dress that is so easy to find second-hand. Ready to go? Scroll down to see and shop my favourite high-street oversize dresses for summer 2021.

Shop My High-Street Oversize Dress Edit

COS Pleated Long Tshirt Dress (£59)

H&M Oversized Shirt Dress (£18)

Monki Cotton Maxi Dress (£30)

COS Scuba Polo Dress (£59)

Vintage Antique French Grey Linen Shirt Dress (£65)

COS Oversized T-Shirt Dress (£55)

Arket A-Line T-Shirt Midi Dress (£55)

Arket Relaxed Linen Dress (£69)

ASOS Design Cotton Mini Smock Shirt Dress in White (£22)

Mango Frill Cotton Dress (£70)

Arket Cotton Voile Slip Dress (£79)

Arket Tiered Cotton Dress (£89)

ASOS Design Midi Tiered Smock Dress in Leopard Print (£35)

& Other Stories Belted Shell Button Midi Dress (£85)

Kitri Willow Orange Gingham Pleated Dress (£150)

Zara Floral Print Midi Dress (£30)

Vintage 70's Laura Ashley Prairie Style Smock Maxi Dress (£85)

& Other Stories Wide Tiered Puff Sleeve Midi Dress (£95)

ASOS Design Oversized Boyfriend Mini Shirt Dress in Light Khaki (£21)

Vintage 1970s Tent Smock Dress (£45)

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