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A Little Leg Room

October 4, 2010

Although I will forever stay true to my skinny black jeans, I’ve always had a love for wideleg, baggy trousers. I’ve said it twice before and I’ll say it again, there’s something undeniably sexy about a woman wearing menswear inspired clothing. As gorgeous as a form-fitting Hervé Léger dress can look on a woman, I find that at times it’s nice to leave a little something for the imagination. Whenever I throw on a pair of trousers, slacks, wide-leg jeans – you name it – I find that I not only immediately feel more elegant and chic, but I am ten times more comfortable! Just like on an airplane, there’s really nothing like a little leg room.

Over the past few seasons there have been a plethora of wide-leg pants gracing the runway, but there have been also been a ton of loose-fitting blouses and pairing the two together is less than flattering. Talk about looking like one billowy blimp!

Indeed, finding the right top and shoes for a pair of wide-leg pants can be a bit of a challenge. However, if the trousers are high-waisted I’ve found that tucking in a slim fitted tank or tee provides the most flattering silhouette; and if the pants are a low-rise, relaxed fit then a structured and strong shouldered blazer is the best option. Below are some ladies who really know how to turn an androgynous pant into something feminine and sexy.

photos via the sartorialist, google image, chictopia
5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 5, 2010 5:02 pm

    Love your trouser post! I just did one as well on my blog called “Skinny Love” about my latest obsession with skinny pants. Check it out!

  2. Kara permalink
    October 5, 2010 6:39 pm

    I love trousers! I just bought some from Zara they have a really good selection right now. Great style picks.

  3. October 5, 2010 9:03 pm

    Do you know of any places that are selling these for a reasonable price? (And seeing as I’m 5’10” it would be nice if they were on the longer side.) I always have a hard time finding wide leg pants where I live. I can only find skinnies or flares (the latter of which I haven’t worn since high school) so it would be nice if you knew of any.

  4. October 11, 2010 3:02 pm

    Great photo series, I like wide pants but I am way too chicken to switch from skinnys.

  5. October 13, 2010 9:04 am

    Take the risk! I bet you’ll end up liking them! But I will never part from my skinny jeans…

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