Having spent the last two years in skinny jeans and jeggings, I was both excited and anxious to see that wide leg pallazo pants are back in style. It’s hard to transition from the super sleek to the wide and slouchy, but I feel like my wardrobe has lots of new pairing options now, and in some ways I feel like I have a whole new figure! The trick to finding wide leg pants that flatter and slim is to look for drapey materials in crepe, silk or rayon or lightweight jersey. Stay away from heavy or stiff fabrics, and unless you are super slim, avoid any pleating. Free People (www.freepeople.com) makes two pairs of wide leg pants that I love. I purchased the Floral Fields Wide Leg Pant last week and haven’t taken them off! They are super flattering and the material is the perfect summer weight.
The well named Drapey Wide Leg pant, again by Free People, is another great choice for the warm days of summer.
Wide leg pants are easy to dress up with heels and crisp accessories, or down with sandals and a comfortable tee. For a leaner, cleaner look, try to keep your upper half less voluminous with tighter fitting tops. That way nobody will mistake you for going out in public in your pajamas! Like bathing suits, you may have to try on a lot of pairs to find the perfect wide leg fit, but once you do, your options for summer fashion are endless.