One of the biggest pros, or advantages, of wearing loose clothing is that it can feel very comfortable. Yet, one of its biggest cons, or disadvantages, is that it may look sloppy rather than stylish. Other cons include safety issues, looking heavier than one really is and not having a flattering line to an outfit. More pros of loose clothing are that it may cause less irritation to the skin and allow for a greater ease of movement than fitted garments.
Walking, sitting and bending can seem unhindered to a person wearing loosely fitted clothes. Tighter pants may have a tendency to ride up while a person is walking in them or make sitting and bending difficult by being too binding to the knee area. When wearing loose-fitting pants, there is often no need to move the fabric at the knee before sitting down. Looser pants also allow a person to make larger strides while walking than more fitted types of trousers may. Yet, loose clothing worn for running may bunch up and can slow a person down.
Wearing loose pants while riding a bicycle can be downright dangerous, as the excess material can become caught in the chain and cause the rider to fall and/or injure his or her leg. Loose long-sleeved shirts can also pose a safety hazard when worn while using a stove or other flame source. The long sleeves of such loose clothing pieces are definitely a con as they may catch on fire quite easily and lead to the wearer experiencing serious burns.
Comfort is a common pro mentioned by people who wear any type of loose-fitting garment such as a big T-shirt or baggy pants. Yet, to others, loose clothing such as shorts, dresses, sweaters, nightgowns and long skirts can look very sloppy — especially when an entire outfit is loose-fitting. Since garments with a loose fit don't define the body, they also have the con of making many people look heavier in weight than they actually are. For extremely thin people though, this feature may be considered a pro.
Yet, even very heavy people tend to look best when clothing just skims over bulges rather than fits them loosely. Overly loose clothing on overweight or obese people can have the effect of making them look even larger. A pro of having loose garments is that they are more likely to still fit during fluctuations in weight than more fitted clothing would.