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Silhouette to Try: Sweetly Slouchy

A slouchy posture: not hot. A slouchy silhouette: UBER hot! This season is all about the no-muss, no-fuss, effortless slouch and I am eating it up! The spring runways were filled with slouch, a silhouette we saw at Chloe, John Galliano, Burberry Prorsum, Akris, Stella McCartney, Thakoon, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and many other trend-setting colections. From pants to tops to jackets to dresses, almost all of the collections were marked by a return to a more relaxed sophistication and easy-chic sensibility thanks to this care-free silhouette.

I have always loved this style and make it a habit to buy clothes a few sizes too big to achieve the effect. The key here is slouchy, NOT sloppy so opt for items that loosely drape from your frame rather than those that look like they’re drowning you. Another tip for rocking this look is to balance proportions- if you’re wearing a slouchy top pair it with some skinny jeans, if you’re going for slouchy bottoms, then team them with a slimmer top or structured jacket. It’s important to always remember to wear your clothes and not let them wear you.

Check out a fantastic selection of sweetly slouchy styles after the jump!

Elizabeth and James Kimono Top, $245 (also comes in black). An ethereal interpretation of a basic tee that is as functional as it is fashionable.
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Alexander Wang Tank Top, $395. A carefree tank with undeniable sex appeal.
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Rachel Pally V Placket Tunic Line, $220. Dress it up or down to make slouchy work from day-to-night.
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Free People Casas Adobes Top, $98 (also comes in navy). A no-muss spring-time essential.
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Geren Ford Rivet Top, $244 (also comes in navy). A basic style with a totally modern edge.
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Silence & Noise Slub V Neck Tunic, $38 (Also comes in black, pink, and ivory). Every gal should invest in several wear-anywhere slouchy tunics.
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Edun Grass Blades Ghanna Dress, $195. Wear this tee-shirt dress with killer pumps for a night out.
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Marc by Marc Jacobs Karly Dress, Was: $528; NOW: $369. A bit of slouch gives this gorgeous party dress an effortlessly glam feel.
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Splendid Cotton Gauze Peasant Top, $81. Pair this sweet top with flare-leg jeans for an updated version of hippie-chic.splendid, top, fashion, blouse, style

Riller & Fount Simone Dress, $165. A basic black slouchy tunic dress is a timeless closet staple.

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Iro Pazzia Shorts, $191. A pair of slouchy shorts are summer must-haves.
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Myne Carrie Skirt, $202. A punchy shade takes this amazing silhouette to a whole new level.
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Written by Sabrina Alexis

I’m Sabrina Alexis, the co-founder, and co-editor of A New Mode. I love writing relatable, insightful articles that help people understand relationship dynamics and how to get the love they want. I have a degree in psychology and have spent the last 10 years interviewing countless men and reading and studying as much as I can to better understand human psychology and how men operate. If you want to get in touch with me, hit me up on Facebook or Instagram.

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good to cover bloated tummies ;)

Reply September 12, 2009, 9:10 pm


Love all the looks!

Reply April 12, 2009, 4:44 pm


love those slouchy shorts

Reply April 12, 2009, 4:26 pm


I love the frumpy look (especially on those awful bloaty days!), and agree that there is a right way and a wrong way to the look. I’m just in love with that Free People top! :)

Reply April 7, 2009, 6:16 pm

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