Wide leg pants have been elongating legs since the 70s. There's an effortless "chic" about this style that allows women to look elegant without sacrificing any of their femininity. Part of the perks of this cut is that it makes you feel tall and lean. Stars like Elle McPherson, Jessica Alba, Penelope Cruz, January Jones and Katie Holmes who all range from super petite to super tall have all rocked this style. This shows that most women can get away with it, it's just about finding the right material, length, width and fit.
- Clearly the cut works for her - Here's Holmes again in wide leg jeans and an embellished Isabel Marant jacket.
This cut has also been incorporated into one of summer's hottest trends - jumpsuits.
Keep in mind - There is such a thing as too much fabric and too much width especially if you're petite. This cut like I mentioned earlier is meant to make you taller and leaner, not shrink you. Hilary Duff's look below is a prime example of how not to wear wide leg pants.
Test driving this style...
As a tall girl, it's always been a bit difficult for me to find jeans with inseams that work for me, so wide leg denim pants have been my BFFs for a long time. Here's one of my favorite dark blue wide legs paired with a white v-neck and a double breasted blazer.
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