Wide leg trousers never go out of style. Whether they’re ankle-grazing crops or floaty palazzo strides, they make a comeback every season so – if you haven’t already – you definitely need to invest in a pair.
However, unless you’re blessed with supermodel heights and legs up to here, rocking a pair of wide leg trousers can be a pretty daunting experience – none more so than for the woman that’s only just pushing 5’ 4” in the tallness stakes.
So, how can you get them right regardless of your body shape? Follow these style cues and you won’t put a fashionable foot (or wide trousered leg) wrong…
Keep You Top Half Fitted
Offset the billowing cut of your trousers by keeping your top tailored and tight-fitting. This will show off your shape, making your strides look way more flattering.
Look For Prints That’ll Lengthen Your Pins
You don’t need to be a fashion expert to know that vertical stripes will make your legs appear so much longer, meaning this is a must for any petite girls looking to get in on the wide leg action. Make like the style set and clash the stripes with a grid or animal motif.
Double The Volume
If you’re lucky enough to have height on your side, you can up the ante of your wide leg trousers by pairing them with other voluminous staples – a loose fitting waistcoat or an oversized sweater will look the part. However, we recommend rocking with a high heel or stacked platform to stop the look from becoming frumpy.
4. Make It A Co-ord
Play around with prints and colours whilst gaining major fashion points by going for wide legs as part of a co-ord. Keep accessories simple to ensure the look stays classy.