Have you ever gotten dressed in an outfit that you thought would be “comfy and easy to wear” and then said something like this –
This doesn’t look right! This makes me look like a big blob!
I sure have! The problem is those enticing/comfy loose clothes need to be accompanied with another garment that is more fitted, rather than flowing. Let me show an example using our dress form I’ve named Grace.
The peplum top in the picture above is full and loose below the waist, and also the sleeves, so styling it with a pair of straight legged white jeans keeps it looking balanced. However, if i styled this top with loose pants the result is quite different.
It’s a little hard to tell on Grace since she has no legs, but the baggy pants do nothing to give shape to the outfit and look totally wrong when it’s on me!
Here are those baggy pants with a fitted top. I think you’ll see what an improvement this makes.
A rule off thumb is, –if the top is baggy, whatever you wear on the bottom -whether it’s a skirt or pants, should be more fitted and Vice versa.
The best word is. Balance.
Balance is needed in every other area of our lives, too.
- Work – Rest
- Private time – Social interaction
- Entertainment – Enrichment
- Frivolous – Restraint
- Family time – Spiritual time
“Balance is always the hardest bell to ring”, says my husband.
Your wardrobe needs it, but you’re life needs it even more. Romans 12:2 says, Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Remember that even in the area of dress, we are to glorify God (I Cor. 10:31). We’re not to desire to draw attention to ourselves, but should represent who we are as a woman of grace.
Let’s let balance be our word.