Following the popularity of the shacket and the recent more relaxed denim trend, the classic button down has been updated in a very oversized way. They look chic and effortless worn over leggings or jeans, but also can be belted to show off your waistline. An oversized button down is versatile and can be worn anytime of the year, depending on what bottom you pair it with. Great for work zoom calls and for layering too. Come summertime, pair one over a swimsuit as a sophisticated cover-up.
While always looking fresh in crisp white, oversized button downs also look of-the-moment in pastels, denim, stripes and florals. For us petite BA50’s, consider ordering a size down for a less voluminous fit, or buy in petite sizing. Read on for my Top 10 oversized button downs to update this closet essential.
This oversized white button down from Mango has jewel effect buttons at collar and cuffs for extra styling.
Blue and white stripes are always a classic. Pairs well with both blue and white denim.
This poplin weave Big Shirt from GAP looks great worn with a white tee underneath, or button it up and wear over leggings. In blue and white stripe, solid white and denim too. Also available in petite and tall. On sale right now.
From Free People, this oversized shirt has crochet piecing for added dimension.
Bold florals are another spring fashion trend. This oversized shirt would look great with white denim come spring and summer.
From ALLSAINTS, this high-low oversized shirt is in a beautiful grey green shade. 30% off right now at Bloomingdales.
From Mango, this oversized blue cotton shirt is part of their Committed collection, which uses sustainable fibers or processes, reducing the environmental impact. Also in white, and waitlisted in pink and yellow.
From Banana Republic, this oversized tech-stretch shirt comes in petite and tall too. Also in black. Cotton, polyester and spandex blend for ease of wear.
Not your expected button down, this collarless Free People top is in a crinkly, relaxed fabric (no ironing needed.) With raw trim and hip pockets. Great with layered jewelry. In 10 colors.
This budget-friendly oversized H&M shirt is in a soft, cotton-blend denim fabric. Great over leggings or with black skinny jeans. Also can be worn open as an extra layer in place of a denim jacket.