5 Reasons Why Wide Legged Pants Are The Best For You!

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More and more we hear about a daily uniforms. A type of outfit style which is perfect for one’s constitution and fits all and every occasions when inspiration isn’t helping or you simply forgot to do your laundry the day before!

This is one of the uniforms I found to be most flattering for so many body types, I decided to call it out and, perhaps, help some of you who really need a flawless dressy options for real life outfits. Here are 5 of the main reasons wide leg pants are perfect for you!

1.Wide leg pants make you look slimmer!

I started out with this one as it’s the most common mistake women tend to make when thinking about wearing wide leg pants: no, wide leg pants do not make you look fuller. Au contraire!

wide leg jeans better than skinny jeans Katie Holmes

The relaxed fit of the wide leg pants allow a safe hideplace for all the curves and the unwanted weight which is usually centered around the women’s hips area. The movement of the fabric help create a flowy, ‘light as air’ visual appearance that keeps the mind occupied instead of focusing on the areas where other pants would stick to your skin like a glove, accentuating too much of your silhouette.

2.Wide leg pants make your legs look endless!

Due to their flared, loose shape and lengthy leg cut with tailored lines, the wide leg pants (or their extreme manifestation, the palazzo pants) will hide your shoes, making it look as if your feet touch the very ground and there’s no high heel or platform to elevate you!

wide leg pants make endless legs

It’s one of the things I know many of you appreciate (along with the slimming option) as we haven’t all been blessed with Karlie’s endless pins or statuesque height. A pair of high waisted wide leg pants will do an elongating trick just fine!

3.Wide leg pants are suitable for any occasion!

For a quick run to the groceries store, grab a pair of wide legged pants with flip flops or sneakers, throw a roomy tshirt and you’re perfectly casual and still put together and stylish!

wide leg pants office wear casual wear

For a busy day at the office, put on a pair of elegant wide leg pants, hide your comfy shoes underneath, put on a classy buttoned shirt or a silky blouse and you’re elegantly set for a balanced work day!

4.Wide leg pants are suitable for any season!

As they come in a variety of fabrics and prints, you can opt for linen wide leg pants (my favorite summer uniform) or really thick wool wide leg pants for the cold months (I’m really partial to this type of pants for the cold season as well) so you can keep looking your best all year long!

wide leg pants winter summer

Throw in a fun element and choose prints for summer (be careful where you’re wearing the prints, though! Some work places have strict dress codes) or vary the sheer factor for cool nights out.

5.Wide leg pants were always a sign of high fashion & style!

(wrapping up with a bit of history) Did you know that the wide leg pants were actually made popular in the 1920s and 1930s by the likes of Coco Chanel, Katharine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich? All three ladies have proven their style will always stand the test of time and their statement pieces (such as the palazzo or tailored wide leg pants) will keep coming back in fashion stronger than ever again and again.

Coco Chanel Katharine Hepburn Marlene Dietrich wide leg pants


#1 Ellington on 06.10.14 at 12:47 pm

i still have some from when the early 1990’s and they are still cute! They are a cream linen and I will wear them this summer!

#2 kpriss on 06.19.14 at 4:37 am

I seem to always go back to the comfort of wide legged pants, so I said why not make a story about that! lol :)

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