How Do You Know If Your Clothes Are Too Big?

Nobody wants to buy clothes that don’t fit. But it’s easy to get confused when you’re trying on clothes and they look too big. In this article, we’ll show you how to tell if your clothes are too big and what to do about it.

If your shirt feels snug when buttoned up, but still has plenty of room around the waist and chest, there’s a good chance it doesn’t fit properly. If the buttons feel like they’re going to pop off at any moment, or if there’s not enough fabric in the chest area for buttoning them comfortably (or even at all), then those items may be too small for you as well!

Baggy Wrinkles

  • Baggy Wrinkles:

Does your outfit look like it’s hanging on you? If the fabric is loose and hangs in a way that it shouldn’t, then you have too big of clothes. Also pay attention to where wrinkles are forming; if they appear in places where there shouldn’t be any, then you have too big of clothes. If you think of an outfit as belonging on a hanger rather than being worn by you, then that’s another sign that it’s time to buy new clothes!

  • Too Much Material:

If you find yourself wondering why there’s so much material around your waist or hips area when wearing certain tops or bottoms (like jeans), then this could be an indication that they’re too big for your body shape. This can sometimes happen with wide leg pants as well! The same goes for dresses—if there is excess fabric around the bust line and waist but not enough elsewhere (i.e., the bottom half), then consider sizing down one or two sizes for better fit

Loose Lines

  • Look at yourself in the mirror.
  • Take note of any loose lines. The first thing to do is check out your clothes and see if there are any problems with them, like baggy sleeves or odd gaps around the waistline. If you find yourself constantly tugging at your clothing or fidgeting with it because it doesn’t fit right, then it might be time to get a new wardrobe!
  • Check out the seams of your clothes. Is there space between them? If there’s lots of excess fabric hanging off the seams, this could be a sign that something’s wrong with how big (*ahem*) your clothes are…but remember: We’re talking about loose lines here—not just straight ones! So even if something looks like it should fit well according to its dimensions alone (e.g., some pants have thicker material than others), this still might not be enough proof that everything fits properly without taking into account other important factors such as fabric quality and style choices.

Bulging Bodies

If your body is filling out your clothes, this can be a sign that you’re wearing the wrong size. It’s not flattering to have extra fabric hanging off of you and making you look heavier than you really are, so if your sweater or dress isn’t fitting properly, try buying one size down from what you usually wear.

If the opposite happens—if a garment is too small for you—it won’t flatter your figure either! This means that some of the fabric will be bunched up at certain points on your body when all the pieces fit together correctly. If this happens to be where it’s supposed to be fitted (like around the waist), then this might not matter as much; however, if it causes discomfort or causes other parts like shoulders or sleeves not to sit right, then it’s time for a new wardrobe piece!

Bulging Buttons

If your button-down shirt or blouse buttons are pulling and you can’t get them to close, the shirt is too big. If this happens on a regular basis, it may be time to find a smaller size.

However, if the buttons are pulling but you can still fasten them and there’s just a little bit of extra room around the middle of your blouse or shirt (and no visible bunching), then you’re good to go—your clothes aren’t too big!

Bulging Zippers

As you wear your clothes, they’ll stretch out. If your zipper is bulging, it’s a sign that the pants are too big for you. If you need to hold up your jeans or slacks with a belt throughout the day, then they’re simply too big for you.

Trudging Through Trousers

There are a few ways to tell if your pants are too big. The first is if you have to keep pulling them up, especially after sitting for a period of time. If this sounds familiar, it may be that the waistband has stretched out over time and it’s no longer tight enough to stay in place on its own. Another way is if the legs are too long, especially when compared with other pairs of pants from the same brand or style in your closet. This is an obvious sign that they’ve been bought at least one size too large (or were supposed to be worn as tall shorts).

If you want to buy new clothes but aren’t sure what size would fit best, consider buying something slightly larger than what fits now—it’ll give you room to grow into it! You can always get them taken in by a tailor later if necessary once they’re worn out and need replacing again anyway.”

If your bagginess is a result of weight loss, it’s time to get rid of those old clothes. Don’t wait too long, because you may lose more weight.

If your bagginess is a result of weight loss, it’s time to get rid of those old clothes. Don’t wait too long, because you may lose more weight.

The good news is that if you’ve lost weight, it’s likely that your clothes are also going to be too big for you now. This means that if you’re holding onto clothes that are too big, they will eventually become incredibly snug in a few months or years! If this happens and you can’t wear them anymore because they’re too small (or just uncomfortable), then it might be time for an upgrade when it comes to buying new clothes.

If on the other hand, if your body has remained relatively stable over the past year or two but still looks huge in all of its pictures from back then….what can we say? You might need some therapy after seeing those pictures and realizing how much better things could have been had someone told them how great they looked!


  • Take a look at the way your clothes fit. You should be able to move and sit in them comfortably, without feeling tight or constricted.
  • If you’re having trouble deciding whether your clothes are too big or too small, try them on with different outfits.
  • If you’re unsure about a particular piece of clothing, have someone else check it out. They might notice something that you missed!


Q: Which length is best for trousers?

A: The perfect pants length is a matter of personal preference, but we recommend going with a slight break at the bottom of your shoes. If you have very long legs, go for something slightly longer (but not too long). If you have short legs and feel like your pant legs are dragging on the floor, take them to be shortened.

A: It depends on what style of jacket you’re going for! Some jackets look really great when they’re oversized—like bomber jackets or tuxedo jackets—but others look better when they fit well and show off just enough shoulder. If it’s one of those latter styles that you’re wearing right now and want to make sure it has the right fit, measure yourself according to our sizing chart and compare it against our size guide here! You can also find out more information about how we get our sizes right by reading through this blog post from last year here!

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