Wide-leg trousers go and come every couple of years in the world of high fashion and they are a seemingly permanent fixture in catalogs from department stores ranging from JCPenney to Spiegel. At first glance many women dismiss the wide-leg trousers as too difficult to wear or the pant of a tall, skinny woman only. However, this is simply not the case. The wide-leg trouser can be enjoyed by a woman of almost any body type and paired up with a top and accessories in a snap.
How can I wear a wide-leg trouser?
There is a common misconception that wide leg trousers are the sole domain of tall and skinny women. While these pants do flatter a long body type, the silhouette of the trouser can also add length to short women and even out the body of a pear-shaped woman.
Any woman should shop for wide-leg trousers that fit the bottom snugly and then begin to break towards the floor over the thigh. A woman who is pear-shaped or overweight should pay particular attention to getting a good fit. Do not buy a pair of trousers that are either too baggy or too tight. Your pants are too baggy if there is more than a solid pinch of loose material at the bottom, and they are too tight if your panty line. Even if you are wearing a thong, a too tight pair of pants shoes the border lines present in other parts of the underwear.
If you have thicker thighs in proportion to your hips you may end up trying on multiple pairs of pants, but there will be a brand that breaks properly and fits if you are at a well-stocked department store?
How do I create an outfit with the wide-leg trouser?
The wide leg trouser is typically the dramatic portion of an ensemble. Since you have a voluminous pant, wear a snug but not tight blouse to offset the flowing legs. If it is warm enough, consider a sleeveless shirt with wider straps and a detail in the front such as ruffles or vivid buttons.
If your pant is tailored to break with a particular type of shoe such as an ankle boot, be sure to wear an ankle boot with the trouser. The line of a good pair of wide leg pants is ruined when it is coupled with shoes that contribute to a poor breaking of the hem.
A bold necklace can work well with your understated shirt and a chunky bracelet or a small clutch can help balance out the appearance of the upper body. Consider wearing your hair up in a nice bun if you do not have a polished haircut.
Have fun with your wide leg trousers and own the pants – don’t let them own you!