While some eras are known for having a uniform look that is about large volume, or about keeping close to the lines of the human form, others have occurred where a huge dichotomy existed between giant scale, and small scale. Sometimes this manifested, as in the later 18th century, with men's clothing being tight to the body, and small scaled, while women's fashions were about expansion, and large volumes of space.
Our current time has its own take on scale, and proportion. This time its about the juxtaposition of over-scaled with under-scaled that dominates the visual conversation. Sometimes that interplay is sly and subtle, sometimes its in your face. But it is still there, driving the balance that exists in ensembles. Take a look around you today, while you're out and about in the world, and see how many times this manifests in front of you. I think you'll be surprised at how pervasive it is.
So all that said, here are some things to look at that embody what I'm talking about here. Take a gander, and see how many things you've seen out in the world, or that you do yourself in some way.