How to Wear Wide Leg Pants

How to Wear Wide Leg Pants

There is something so appealing and sexy about a slouchy, wide-leg pant: it is so very Katharine Hepburn, very decadently chic and posh. It’s time to get rid of your ultra slim pants that reveal every curve of yours. It’s time to define your silhouette in a new bold and at the same time mysterious way by putting on a pair of proper pants. These 10 tips of how to wear wide leg pants, or palazzos, will help you in that.

In white (yacht look).

Amal Clooney

White is a status color, more so when it is present in your wide leg pants, which are so crispy white. It gives an instant impression of you just coming back from a luxurious cruise on your private yacht and reminds of hot sun and tropical beaches. Amal Clooney looks impeccable in this all-white outfit.

In black (slimming effect).

Alison Williams

Ditch your skinny, super tight pants for a casual pair of black wide leg pants to get an ultra slimming effect. While wearing skinny jeans looks like you have been trying too hard, a pair of chic, effortless pants tells everyone that you don’t need to try, since you were born this chic and slim. Alison Williams wide leg suit tells it all.

In the office (business-like).

Olivia Palermo

In general, the rule of wearing wide leg pants is simple- pair them with flats. However, when you play with different length of the pant, and open your ankle, you can certainly wear high heels. Add a strict suit jacket or a tuxedo, and your office business-like look is ready. Olivia Palermo is definitely ready to make a serious statement.

Choose bright colors (vacation look).

Olivia Palermo

The wonderful thing about palazzos is that just by changing the color of the pant, you change the whole dynamics of your outfit. Go for a bright pair of these stylish trousers for a vacation look and you will be ready to conquer the world.


Solange Knowles

An unusual way of wearing these slouchy pants is to wear them as a part of a pantsuit. The structure of the suit defines the whole silhouette in a new way by adding a touch of seriousness into this playful clothing item. Choose a monochromatic suit for a more serious look, or follow Solange Knowles printed outfit for a playful frisky touch.


Kate Hudson

Interestingly enough, but it’s not the lacy transparent top that draws attention in this Kate Hudson outfit. It’s a pair of bright polka dotted palazzos that looks so relaxed and casual and slouchy and pajama-y, and all that makes it a great outfit for any occasion. Just change the top for a new changed look.

New lengths.

Victoria Beckham

Ankle-long palazzos are great for petite girls that do not wish to hide their platforms underneath the wide pants and cannot really afford to wear flats without getting lost behind the clothes. Choose the pants with moderate width that do not look like enormous culottes (which we are not welcoming in 2015!). Victoria Beckham’s choice is perfect.


Usually it is recommended to wear wide pants with a simple top as the pants are quite pronounced and do not need extra accessories to overshadow them. Wearing too much on top will look excessive in most cases, but if you are confident about your fashion skills, you can try layering your wide leg trousers for a new interesting look, suitable for cold weather. Make sure that the top and the bottom are in the same color palette, and do not contradict each other. Add a short fur vest for a more distinct look, or just a fur décor can be sufficient for a cool layered look.


Nicole Richie

Go bold and edgy with this Nicole Richie inspired look. Everything in this look is based on a contrast but the final result is relaxed and stylish. Do not be afraid to mix and match items that seem unmatchable and you will never look plain again.


Olivia Wilde

This is the classic look you can create with a neutral color wide leg pleated pants. Pair it, like Olivia Wilde, with a silky white shirt and expensive accessories and you will be a star of any party. No need to wear tight revealing clothes to look sexually appealing, classy look is the utmost expression of your femininity and elegance.

When choosing a wide leg pant, remember a few rules that will make your choice easier. Make sure the waist fits you well and do not be afraid of the hemline. Add some mystery and femininity to your image and transform your whole look with this luxurious hit of the season!

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