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Fall trend alert: wide leg pants

September 3, 2007

Wide leg pants are the new ‘it’ things of the fall/winter season and the skinny jeans of summer are long gone, thanks to a certain Kate Moss who was photographed donning a pair of it sometime ago. In fact, there’re many many many ways of wearing the loose pants.

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DKNY, Matthew Williamson, Givenchy
Wear it… big, long and loose. It adds lots of movement as you walk and it can also hide your legs (if they’re not quite fab). The blown-up proportion of the pants makes you look thinner on top too, if you agree with my logic…

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Celine, Etro, Badgley Mischka
Wear it… high-waisted with a thin belt if you are a no-nonsense fashionista that goes for preppy style. Great for office-wear. Actually, my school principal wears lots of these.

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3.1 Phillip Lim, Missoni, Marc by Marc Jacobs
Wear it… at three-quarter length right below the knees to show off your new pair of shoes!

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Kenzo, Salvatore Ferragamo
Wear it… in prints from checkered to graphics to make a bold statement. 

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Sonial Rykiel, Christian Lacroix, Badgley Mischka
Wear it… all black, cold season’s favourite colour. You will never go wrong in it.

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Celine, Missoni, Etro
Wear it… with a tinge of fur, preferably at the collar.

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Matthew Williamson, Proenza Schouler, Celine
Wear it… paired with accessories from hats to helmets (!) or simply a hoodie if you don’t want to look dull and boring.

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Victoria Beckham
Wear it… with your hands tucked into the pocket to look uber-cool and city-chic. This is THE way to wear wide leg pants. It gives that I-am-so-casual-I-don’t-even-bother look. (Ok, Victoria bothers)

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Celeb inspiration… I love Eva Mendes’s (far right) style.

I know I’ve mentioned it before but I’m so craving for that boyfriend trousers from GAP. Maybe I’ll get it right after my exams?

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. September 4, 2007 2:34 am

    Good luck on the exam.

  2. Someone permalink
    September 4, 2007 11:05 am

    Ah. So I see the low rise (expose your underwear) skinny jean has evolved into the high waisted (spare us your underwear) jean!. Some people don’t approve, but I’am not complaining!!.

  3. tania permalink
    September 22, 2007 8:41 pm

    i love wide leg pants, i have a pair and i feel so sexy in them .I have a small waist and some hips , but i think they still look great. You don’t have to be model skinny to wear them.!!!

  4. sybill permalink
    September 29, 2007 8:25 pm

    I have been wearing wide leg pants since back in the raver days (bout 12 years ago) when pants that were 40 inches round at the bottom were small. they are the MOST comfortable pants and i am so glad to see them coming back in style again. I’m tired of being afraid to bend over and looking like a female plumber.

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  6. Hannahbelle permalink
    November 24, 2007 5:53 pm

    I think something important to note is that there is a HUGE difference between ‘Raver’ pants – which are wide leg, but massive, and the tidy-looking wide legs that are the trend this fall.

    The main difference is the word – menswear. Or, more appropriately, office wear. When Katherine Hepburn put on a pair of wide-leg pants, they were to mimic what the men were wearing in a feminine, flirty way.

    Rave style pants are wide legs, but they end up usually looking much like a tent. Or a gaucho (gross). They’re great for when you’re waving around glowsticks and they look awesome hopped up on E, but I’m not sure they’re in the same league as these wide leg trou.

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