For hot summer days we choose clothing that is relaxed, easy and cool. Wide-leg palazzo pants are making a comeback this spring / summer, bearing just those qualities plus being so regal and elegant.
As a fashion stylist who dresses women of all shapes, I am aware that there are many misconceptions about this style of pants. I often hear women say that wide legged pants are only for the tall and thin ones amongst us. I totally disagree! By being aware of your body type and with a few extra styling tip , you too will be able to enjoy this style, creating a long and lean silhouette, while accentuating your waist or creating the illusion of having a slender waistline!
I was intrigued to read that Coco Chanel, who was a petite women, had a major influence in making wide Palazzo pants popular with women.
The end of World War One saw the beginning of a period which came to be called ‘The roaring ’20 s’. This was a period of many innovations in modern fashion as a wave of prosperity and optimism swept across and US woman began entering the work force. It was at this time that Coco Chanel, during a trip to Venice, came across the wide legged trousers as they were a more comfortable way for ladies to get in and out the Gondolas. Rejecting the traditional restrictive perspective on woman’s wear, she introduced the comfortable loose trousers to her line of clothing , eventually creating a high fashion item.
In the ’30 s the wide pyjama pants became a fashion staple with Hollywood stars who would lounge in them after each “take”.
I loved this royal blue version of palazzo pants as soon as I saw them because of their color, but also because of the side zip as opposed to pants with a middle zip. I find middle zip pants to be more masculine or at least sporty while the side zip is more feminine, like a skirt or a dress
The wide flared shirt balances the wide trousers and contributes to accentuating the waistline.
What I am wearing- pants & shirt -H&M ; sandals – Clark’s ; shades – Ray Ban ; pearl neckless – vintage ;silver earrings – bought on my India trip.
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