How to Wear Wide Leg Pants in Style


Famous wide-leg pants from the 80s are making a strong comeback this fashion season and you don’t want to miss out on this fashion-forward look. Wide-leg pants are complementary to any body shape and ideal for any situation, from workwear to casual weekends and evening parties. With a few simple tips and tricks, you’ll feel confident about wearing them and fall in love with them. The following are some reasons why you should consider owning several pairs of these pants.

List of Top Ways to Wear Wide Leg Pants

Lengthen Your Legs

When wide-leg pants fit well in the waist, they create length for tall and short women alike. For maximum lengthening effect, tuck in your shirt or wear a cropped top to accentuate and define your waist. With too much loose and flowy fabric, your waistline can get lost, so tuck your top. In addition, wear high heels — pointed high heels are even better — and make sure they just brush the ground. Wide-leg pants with a high rise waist can also add the appearance of more length to your legs.

Hide Your Belly

Many women have a bit of a muffin top and these pants are an excellent way to hide it. You can style wide leg pants that have a more relaxed fit with a loose or flowing top to camouflage your belly. It’s still a good idea to tuck in your top to create a definition at your waistline. Higher waisted, wide-leg pants can also help hide your stomach area since they draw the eyes up higher to the narrowest part of your natural waistline. Adding a long sleeveless vest to your ensemble is another excellent way to be fashion-forward and hide your belly.

Be Comfortable

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Find year-round comfort with wide-leg pants. Wear light and airy cropped cotton pants during the spring and summer for cool and breezy comfort. Pair with sandals, a tank top, and light accessories for a hot summer look that’ll keep you cool. During fall and winter, you can wear it made of heavier and more structured fabrics to keep you warm, like velvet or corduroy. Pair them with boot or heels, a trendy blazer, chunky jewelry, and a stylish hat for a comfortable winter look.

Create Shape

Wide leg pants give most body shapes — especially the rectangular body shape — an elegant silhouette. Accentuating your waist with a tucked top, tie front design, and a good fit in the hips create a nice v-shaped silhouette. Wide leg pants are also especially helpful with pear body shapes, as they draw attention away from the hips and place the focus on your higher waistline. Another body shape that benefits from wide-leg pants are inverted triangles, since the wideness of the pants balances out a wider top and shoulder area.

Skinny jeans are out and wide-leg pants are in, so it’s time to embrace this fashion trend because it’s sticking around for many seasons to come. With so many options, like full flare, bootcut, palazzo, cropped, and high waisted, you’re sure to find a style of the pants that suits your personal fashion needs.


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