High-waisted wide-leg pants have had many an icon to continue their fame. In fact, there isn’t an era past the 20th century that hasn’t included this classically chic silhouette. More recently, wide-leg pants have morphed the popularity of skinny jeans, steadily growing into a category that we are thrilled about.
It’s likely you’ve noticed the floor sweeping pant lengths that have waltzed past street style photographers, front rows and editorial photoshoots. There is a good reason this trend has caught on like wildfire, it elongates like a dream. Miroslava Duma, being the petite fashion powerhouse that she is, works with white wide-leg pants and matching tailored jackets, often exposing a dramatic neckline and concealing high heels under floor pooling but still crisp wide-leg pants. The slight structure in the fabric insures that her shape is not lost and the matching long pant suit with a deep-v neckline, creates the illusion of length.
Ines de la Fressange uses her height to wear softer fabrics that drape from her frame, in both jacket and pants, often pairing with flats or sneakers and lightweight white t-shirts. The overall effect is effortless, the right balance of masculine and feminine. Hips need not be afraid, weighted silk crepe, high waists and sharp front creases all work towards balance. Do as Beyonce does and define the waist by either pairing high-waisted wide-leg pants with a midriff or a with a tight turtleneck. Our pick for this category would be the black wide-leg pants from new season The Row. The fluid fabric, elastic waistband and an almost flared leg, make for a flattering easy-to-wear basic to build a classic outfit upon.
Flared pants may be on a slower cyclical comeback journey and are a dream to work with than their friends, but once returned everybody is welcoming. Flares naturally balance body shapes whether you're tall, small, curvy or slim hipped. Flared pants are often tighter across the bottom, creating an ultra-feminine silhouette that we love. This season though, we have noticed the emergence of looser-through-the-hip flares that can work in the office, or just if you’d prefer a roomier fit. Style these with heavy brogues and longer length shirts for a creative spin on suiting. For the fashion brave try the Texas trend with white flared pants and vintage micro t-shirts, it’s a lot of fun and right en vogue. Tory Burch have a pair in their collection that would work perfectly. Another era, another reason to enjoy wide-leg pants.