The Wide Leg Pant

7 years ago by


Erik Melvin

Do you ever get the feeling that there’s a micro trend happening right before eyes, like a collective consciousness of fashionable women all thinking the exact same thing at the exact same time, and you somehow missed the memo to wear your button up shirt with pleated oversized pants?

Oh funny – I didn’t get it either….

I guess actual memos went out with the fax machine, but I don’t think it’s too late to give it a try. What with the holidays coming up, the wide pant is just the thing to feel comfortable in no matter how much pie you find yourself indulging in. It’s that whole casual, inspired-by-menswear while still wearing heels, hair down, tomboy-femme that I’ve always loved. I think the silky patterns, vibrant velvets, and soft leathers really make it work too.

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Come to think of it, I’m starting to miss the pair of pale purple trousers that were JUST like these I for whatever reason dismissed years ago… Ah well, no time like the present!

Black Zip Up jacket, Adidas ; White Button Up Shirt , Sonia Rykiel ; Black Leather Pants, IRO ; Sandal Heels, Dear Frances ; Earrings, Eddie Borgo / Yellow pants, Celine ; Brown bag, Simon Miller


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  • Deuxieme look, sans hesiter, mais pour un soir de fete, j’echangerais les mocassins pour des sandales fines a talons.

  • Extremes–especially when they are the opposite of the current fashion–always look fresh. With everybody in skinny jeans, wide pants are bound to seem cool and different.
    Palazzo pants, a subset of wide-leg pants, seem to always be cool, even when they aren’t all over the place. Drama + comfort. What more could you want?

  • Ce pantalon noir est tout simplement MAGNIFIQUE ! <3

  • Wide leg pants exude so much elegance! I’ve always loved the tomboy-femme mix too!

  • wide leg pants ( sometimes called palazzo pants… depending on the width and drap) are classic as far as i’m concerned. and of course it was bound to happen.. what’s the opposite of skinny pants…?

  • I wrote about this too! I think this is a very classic look and an absolutely gorgeous silhouette.

  • The yellow pants are so wide even for her, the polka dots pants are so great and she styled it really well. I’m now living in my suit pants as I need the elegance of it to incorporate it with my sporty comfy style like here

  • Actually, the best part of this is that it is not at all a trend. You will always see a variation of this timeless look if you look hard enough. It’s a classic for a reason, and I love it.

  • It’s very simple it’s called Trend at the moment you see 2-3 images with pant’s like that your brain starts to get use to that
    and when you see many people than it’s a trend that is already in the for fashion people it’s over but for the main stream it’;s fashion..and it’s already over 5 y we see this in fashion shows….
    it’s like that about everything ….food clothes…
    find some real independent style is hard to find…….
    From The World With Love
    Yael Guetta

  • I just love the sunglasses! Does anyone know what they are?

  • ahhhh such a great idea! would love a fashion memo section!

  • I really think this is more than a trend. I’ve been wearing wide pants for some time now. In Stockholm (where I live) many girls pair the Rodebjer sini pants together with some Acne track boots or a pair of loafers, getting more and more common and pushing the skinny-jean back. If you have a creative profession, maybe with an oversized shirt and natural hair. For me as a lawyer tho, it works better with a classic silk shirt and a proper blowout. It’s such a nice silhouette and a lot of people look truly gorgeous in it – I hope it will last!

  • I concur, this look is classic and reminds me of growing up in NY in the 80s. And as a thin woman, a wide leg pant always works well. JCrew is always good with the wide pant or trouser, as is (now vintage, 80s/early 90s) Ralph Lauren.

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