Hot Spring 2011 Fashion Trend: Palazzo Pants

It’s official – skinny is out and wide is in, and in the case of these trousers the wider the better! Palazzo pants marched down the spring runways, with our personal faves being D&G’s floral floaty versions, Fendi’s colour-block ones and Richard Nicoll’s reworking of the pleated palazzo. Get your version at Topshop now.

OK, so we’ve grasped the concept of going wide, but what to wear with them?

  • Shoes: Stick to wedges or chunky heeled sandals – it gives ’70s vibe, which is when these babies were a big hit.
  • TopsThe main rule is tuck in or belt up. You MUST highlight your waist. Pussy-bow blouses, crisp white shirts, feminine camisoles, bed jackets and oriental-style tops all work well. 
  • Jackets: Richard Nicoll teamed a sporty bomber for a modern twist. For a more grown-up look try a soft tailored silk blazer, push up your sleeves and add with a skinny belt around the waist. HH

See our pick of the best palazzo pants on the high street, below.