The Observer (Kampala)

22 January 2013

Uganda: Fashion - Plus-Size the New Fashion

Notice how oversize tops and dress shirts have taken over Kampala

Every shop you enter now has tops in extra large size for women. The best print I have seen is the striped print. But because they are oversize, they only look good in bright summer colours. I have seen overzealous women wearing the American and British flag prints. More power to your patriotism girls.

Anyway, these tops will only and ONLY look good with skinny jeans or pants, jeggings and leggings. You cannot wear them with flared or buggy jeans. You can also pull them off with shorts because that way, they take away the trashy look of wearing shorts and cover up a bit more to give a decent look.

If you can match the colours well, then you can wear an oversize top without much effort. For slimmer women, the sheer see-through material is especially good for oversize tops as it shows off your figure. Otherwise with this look, there is no rule on what shoes you can wear. You can pull off boots, ankle boots, wedges, stilettos, pumps, flip flops and even gladiators. It all depends on how comfortable you want to feel.

A good top is still going for about Shs 40,000 but they are more expensive as you move to suburbs like Ntinda. So many shops have them on display. If you moved well into the arcades downtown, you would pay Shs 25,000 for the same top that costs Shs 50,000 in Ntinda.

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