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  • Wide Leg Jeans Tips- How to Wear the Pants Trend

    The secret to pulling off this super hot fashion trend is more than just the fit!

    We certainly all have plenty of skinny jeans in our closets, and I am assuming that you’ve gotten the memo that they look the most modern these days when paired with a ladylike pump or rolled at the hem with flats.

    So enough about that. Let’s go all the way to other side.

    Citizens of Humanity - Hutton High Rise Wide Leg Jeans

    It may be the inner 70′s child in me, but I must admit, I always have a special place for wide leg pants and platform shoes. When worn right, the look is crisp, lean and iconic.

    Wide leg jeans have been making an impact for a bit now and they are continuing to be red hot for Spring into summer, along with the fullest leg trouser pants and even some palazzo pants. It’s all the 70′s vibe that’s taken over in fashion at the moment.
    The thing about pulling off wide leg pants is that you can either look crazy tall and lean, or short and dumpy and as if you are standing in a hole!

    Many of the Spring runway looks showed pants that had both slouch and fullness, which translates into a fashion disaster for most of us who are not built like a model. The very full leg pant, although deceivingly comfy, can make you look rather heavy if you aren’t thin and tall to begin with.
    Tips to get it right!

    For the most part, wide legs jeans or more tailored pants with a higher waistband are the most universally flattering on many different figure types. Opt for trouser and jeans styles that have a more body grazing fit that avoids the extra baggage of a drapey full leg pant- that’s the part that can make you look bulky.
    Ralph Lauren Black Label Joslyn Wide-Leg Pants

    Ralph Lauren Black Label Joslyn Wide-Leg Pants

    Ralph Lauren Black Label Joslyn Wide-Leg Pants
    Now, this is the UNIVERSAL fashion tip for pulling off wide leg pants: It’s all about the shoe!

    What you want to be sure of is that your pants cover the top of your shoes to create a long and lean leg.
    Avoid wide leg pants that do not break at the top of your shoe. Yes, sweeties, that may mean a tailor! Pants Tip: Bring the shoes that you think you will wear the most with the pants to the tailor and hem appropriately.

    A wide leg pant looks best with a heavier bottom to balance the proportion of the full leg- remember, there is a 70′s vibe to this trend. That means, keep those pointy stilettos away and look for a stacked heel, more rounded toe, platforms, espadrilles, weudge, or the super on trend flatforms– all with the idea to create the illusion of a longer leaner leg under those pants.

    KORS Michael Kors Waverly Crisscross Wedge- a great option under wide leg jeans

    Only wear flats if you have crazy long legs. If you are are NOT of the endless legs type, please avoid flats when wearing a wide leg pants leg… back to looking like you are standing in a hole!

    The same goes for a cuffed hem… that’s for ladies with super long legs.If you don’t have them, back to the wedge platforms to create the illusion of length.
    And, on top?

    If you are built more straight up and down, avoid a tight T-shirt when wearing high wasted pants and create the illusion of curves with a blousier top.

    If you are curvy, be sure to emphasize your waist with a belt to avoid looking like you are buried in fabric.
    Shopping Help: We pulled some of these wide leg pants and wide leg jeans for you to think about:

    Photos via catwalking & peoplestylewatch

    The secret to pulling off this super hot fashion trend is more than just the fit!

    We certainly all have plenty of skinnyjeans in our closets, and I am assuming that you’ve gotten the memo that they look the most modern these days when paired with a ladylike pump or rolled at the hem with flats.

    So enough about that. Let’s go all the way to other side.

    Published on March 18, 2011

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