With the proliferation of nineties nostalgia lately, it’s no wonder that wide-leg pants are coming back into style (paired with spaghetti strap tops and Birk-style clogs, natch). After countless springs dominated by skinny, delicate looks, it’s refreshing to think that a full-legged trouser evocative of grunge may be coming back into vogue this season (see: Marni and Derek Lam’s SS14 collections). Their penchant for relaxed, easy, and cool silhouettes that are ideal for promoting ventilation are also perfect for the heat of summer. There’s also just something so appealing about a wide-leg pant that’s very evocative of Katharine Hepburn and Lauren Hutton that speaks to an innate I-was-born-with-it quality.
Ranging from slouchy to sophisticated, the trend borrows inspiration from menswear while also lending itself to an elongated, feminine silhouette. While their exaggerated shape may seem intimidating at first, cinching them with a belt or pairing them with a major platform shoe are spot-on styling suggestions. A low waistline will allow for you to play with your ensemble’s volume, while patterned, pleated, or sheer designs offer additional options for versatility. Look for styles in double-faced satin, stretch wool crepe, or silk for a glamorous, vintage take on the trend.
With all these choices, we’re thinking it will be pretty easy for you to find at least one style that will persuade you to trade in your skinny pants and give them a go!
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