This spring, you should say goodbye to your skinny jeans and hello to the latest season trend: the wide-leg pants! Indeed, this favorite of the 70s keeps making comebacks, for everyday wear, as well as for an evening out ! But it can be rather intimidating to opt for a pan with so much extra fabric… But here is what you should know: wide-leg pants actually lengthen legs and accentuate the waistline, hence creating an incredibly flattering silhouette. There is a reason why they are the pants of choice of Meghan Markle, Victoria Beckham and Amal Clooney. Here are a few fashion rules to follow, in order to play it right.
TIP #1: BUY A NEUTRAL COLOR – GREY, BLACK, WHITE, CAMEL OR NAVY
This trend is already intimidating, so if you’re feeling shy about it, go for a neutral shade. It is a good option for testing the waters. You will be able to pair them with almost anything in your closet, and can wear flats as well at sneakers or high heel sandals with them ! Also, they are the perfect pants for easy transition from work to play or night out.
TIP #2: CONSIDER A PAIR OF WIDE-LEG JEANS
A good quality pair of wide-leg jeans is definitely a go-to style. They are comfortable, but also flattering and fashion-forward. A darker wash will add elegance to your day, while a light wash is ideal for casual summer soirées.
Wear them with white sneakers for your busy day, and dress them up for a lunch, or an evening out. You will love how long your legs look !
TIP #3: TUCK YOU TOP IN
With such pants, it is essential to tuck your top in, or to find a way to accentuate your waistline. It is all about balance: you must create a flattering silhouette while making sure you are not drowning in too much fabric. A tucked-in top, whether tight or loose, will do just that.
TIP #4: CONSIDER ONE COLOR FROM HEAD TO TOE
The best and easiest way to make wide-leg pants look polished and elegant is to opt for a monochromatic look, with heels.
A dark blue or black pant with a tucked-in tee or blouse of the same tone will go a long way.