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BP Linen Tie Front Top (on sale!) | Everlane Wide Leg Crop Utility Pants (also like these) | Tory Burch Patty Wedge Platform Sandals | Cult Gaia Gaia’s Ark Bag | Vince Camuto Scarf (new version here) | J. Crew Cabana Sunglasses | Nars Lip Pencil (Cruella)
Wide Leg Pants Will Never Go Out of Style
Can I tell you how happy I will be when skinny jeans finally go out of style? For years I wore boot cut jeans and pants, as they were the best pants I found that gave me the appearance of longer legs. So when skinny jeans came into vogue, I was the last person to embrace the trend. While I have lots of skinny jeans in my closet, I will never want to completely ditch my wide leg pants and jeans. Thankfully wide-leg pants are making a comeback, and there are lots of new styles available! Wide-leg pants really are timeless, as you could probably find a pair in your mom’s closet too.
Wide Leg Pants Will Make You Look Taller
Let’s admit it, skinny jeans are not for everyone. Especially if you are petite, skinny jeans can make your legs look shorter than they really are. Wide-leg pants have the benefit of making you look taller, and they can also accentuate your curvier aspects. If you are going to wear wide leg pants, I do suggest wearing a high-waisted pair, as the higher waist will showcase your curves and make your legs look longer. Also, find a crop pair that falls just at or below your ankles, so that you can see the skinniest part of your legs. Especially if you are petite, I also recommend wearing heels or platform shoes with your wide-leg pants to further lengthen your legs.
Wide-Leg Pants Accentuate Your Curves
Skinny jeans can accentuate the curves you wish weren’t there. And if you try to put on your skinny jeans after eating a fabulous feast, they aren’t the most forgiving. Wearing wide-leg pants gives you the opportunity to accentuate your natural waist, while lengthening your legs. You definitely need to be aware of scale with wide-leg pants. When wearing wide-leg pants, it is important to wear a top that isn’t too baggy, as you’ll just end up looking like a shapeless box. Wear your wide leg pants with a crop top, or a belted top, such as this BP Linen Blend Tie Front Top. Accentuate your curves even further with a tie waist wide-leg pant (such as these from Anthropologie) and a tucked-in shirt for a fabulous look!
Wide-Leg Pants are Perfect for Any Occasion
Wide leg pants can really be worn in any setting, be it a day in the office or a weekend at the beach. So you want to look professional at the office? You will look stylish while following the dress code in a sleek pair of grey or black pants (such as these) with stilletos. Ready for a summer party? Then wear a nice pair of light linen-wide leg trousers (such as these) with a light top for an easy, breezy look.
Wide Leg Pants are Comfortable
Comfort is a big reason so many people choose to wear wide-leg trousers. Who doesn’t want pants that look stylish, lets you breathe, and gives you a little more wiggle room? On a hot summer day, a nice lightweight pair of wide-leg pants will not leave you sweating as you stroll through the streets. Wide-leg pants are great to pack on vacation too. These stylish and affordable wide leg jeans from Everlane that I am wearing here are definitely comfortable, and I don’t have to worry about wrinkles!
More Wide Leg Pant Inspiration
See below for more of my favorite wide-leg pants. And they are petite-friendly too!
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