The New Dress Trend Fashion Girls Are Loving This Month

While there is a time and a place for a form-fitting dress, the festive period arguably isn't one of them. It's the time of year for parties, which, if you're doing them correctly, should involve dancing (the more questionable, the better). What you certainly don't want is to be restricted by your attire when your favourite (probably Beyoncé) song comes on.

Well, rejoice, dear reader, for we've found the perfect outfit that'll allow you to do both the aforementioned activities without fear of feeling bloated or that your clothes are too constricting. Cue the oversized dress.

Cecilie Bahnsen first put this silhouette on the sartorial map back in the summer and now, thanks to decadent fabrics, luxe colours and ornate embellishment, the oversized dress has been given a going-out overhaul.

Worn with everything from courts to strappy sandals to knee-high boots, keep scrolling to see how some of our fashion friends are wearing their frocks, then proceed to shop our edit of the best oversized dresses around.


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Alyssa proves the oversized dress looks just as good in the summer as it does winter. 


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Pernille styles her black oversized dress with coordinating black sandals. 


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Nnena plays on the doll-like vibe of her dress by adding an Alice band. 


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Maria gives her white oversized dress extra edge with a pair of black boots. 


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Blair showcases the silhouette of her dress to excellent avail. 


Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.