Saturday, 7 May 2011

Best of the bunch... Wide Leg Trousers

Relaxed, Tailored, Floral, High-Waisted, these trousers have been around on the high street for some time now and they not going anywhere soon, this trend will be continuing its fashion journey straight through to Autumn 2011, so dont be thowing away any items soon. With a 5'2 frame these trousers are quite hard for me to pull off, but if worn correctly with a good heel anyone has potential to look like a 70s style icon.

Types of trousers-

Palazzo Trousers- These trousers are the lounge trousers of the wide leg family; normally associated with  silks, crepe and jersey materials- a big trend on the high street recently is floral print, this look can be dressed up for occasions with a fitted shirt, or Cami tops, worn with heels or sandals. We will be seeing a lot more of these trousers soon, taking patterns to different levels come Autumn.

My favourites are these -

Print Trousers found are Zara

Wide-leg jeans- Fitted at the thigh, with the flare aiming downwards to the knee, a staple garmet in many wardrobes but finding the right shoes to wear seems to be the biggest problem for most people, worn best with wedges rather than stillettos, teamed with a pretty flowing blouse or shirt.

My favorite are these White Rag and Bone flare jeans, a great colour option opposed to the faded denims that are present in most high street shops recently. I also really love the Coral colour in this style too.

Rag & Bone Official Store, RGBN-1524 High Rise Bell - Bright White,

High Rise Bell Jeans found at Rag&Bone

wide legged sailor pants

Christian Dior S/S11

How to wear wide leg pants?

Unless you have been graced with the height of a super model, this look is best worn with heels, flats will never complete "The Look" as well as heels do, unless the more casual look of Pallazo trousers is required then in which case flat sandals are quite appropiate.

A soft floaty blouse works great, clinched in with a waist belt really draws attention to the silloutte of the body against the flared bottom of the jean.

Wedges, Espadrilles, and Chunky heels sandals all compliment this look beautifully.

Added accesories of chunky bracklets/necklaces and a floppy hats really give a 70s feel to the look.

Lauriella x