How to Style Wide Leg Pants

October 16, 2015

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As the weather continues to change, it's time to take out the sweaters and decide which bottoms you are going to wear.

It's true that when shopping for some new fall bottoms you'll find wide leg pants, including gaucho and sailor style pants, on the racks.

 

With that said, it's also a style that can be quite intimidating. Yet, by keeping some key styling points in mind, you'll soon find that you can incorporate one of fall's key trends into your wardrobe.

Style Tip One - The Waist

When wide leg pants have a higher waist, it will help to elongate your legs. Although, depending on your body shape, you'll want to keep in mind a few key takeaways.

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  • If you want to elongate your legs, work to emphasize your waist by trying a pair of sailor style wide leg pants.

Nautical wide leg pants from ModCloth

  • If you want to elongate your torso, try to find a style that sits lower than your natural waist. Then, pair with a top that hugs but isn't necessarily form fitting and hits your hips.
  • If you want to emphasize or create an hourglass look, leverage a sailor style or any other high-waist, wide leg pant.

Style Tip Two - The Length

To gaucho or not to gaucho. The wide leg pant of the gaucho can be hard to pull off. Although the long legged will not have an issue, if you have shorter legs, I advise pairing them with heels or heeled boots, which will help elongate your legs and your calves. Otherwise, the gaucho pant can run the risk of shortening your look.

Gaucho pants from Banana Republic

Style Tip Three - The Layers

An Adea Layering Top is an ideal piece to wear with wide leg pants, as they offer a nice contrast to the fuller bottom. Yet, don't think you need to stop there. Even with wide leg pants and especially if you have a fitted top on, pair a long vest, such as one that hits right below the hips, with your wide leg and high-waist pants. You can even pair a blazer with your wide leg pants and an Adea Layering Top for a work option.

Wide leg pants from JCrew

Most importantly, keep in mind your best asset and work to make the eye go there. Happy styling!

- Aimee

P.S. If you are looking for more styling tips, be sure to check out What to Wear with Bodysuits, Playing with Skirts and Tips to Rock Leggings.

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