I’m going to discuss some tips on how to wear wide-leg pants with different types of shoes for the perfect finish, as this style not only back but becoming extremely popular again, too. It’s impossible to fee uptight in these relaxed silhouettes. So, take a little vacation from skinnies.

Some designers have suggested prints, others have decided to keep it simple and elegant and, yet, they’ve all agreed on one thing – wide-leg pants, or palazzo pants (Palazzos), if you prefer. So, if you like this popular 70’s style, take a look at these tips on how to wear wide-leg pants with different shoe styles (with platform shoes, with pumps, with sandals shoes) to complete your look and may you look stylish wearing them just as much as you’d look wearing any other pants!

One more important thing for you to note: wide-leg pants are a stylish, eye-catching, elegant piece and, as such, don’t require a lot of strong makeup, so opt for natural, warm shades and focus on creating a natural but elegant, radiant but not too shiny, chic but not crazy, look to match your palazzos.


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1. With Platforms

These chunky styles take culottes to the next level with a retro feel.

This Nanette Lepore hammered georgette top (1) underscores the Spring 2016 Bare Shoulder trend. Pair it with Nanette Lepore twill trousers (2) modernized with crisscross details along the sides, Stuart Weitzman beach color suede platform sandal (3), Bottega Veneta leather bag (4) and finish the look with Anzie sky blue topaz & sterling silver stud earrings (5).

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Standard wide leg pants or Palazzos, as some like to call them, aren’t exactly low cut, which is, of course, great if you’re looking for a style that makes the legs appear longer and belly flatter. Modern versions are low cut so, if that’s more of your style, you’ll have plenty of them to choose from.

This Altuzarra “Perry” linen pants (1) with high-rise self-tie waist and elastic back looks extremely trendy with Stuart Weitzman navy denim ankle-strap platform sandal (2), midnight/soft white Derek Lam striped off-the-shoulder poplin top (3), finished with  Lafayette 148 New York large metal collar necklace (5) and Bottega Veneta small leather shoulder bag (6).

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Put Vince cropped culottes (3) on with black platform sandal from Vince (5), Kendall + Kylie long-sleeve v-neck striped crop top (1), add Tod’s small two-tone satchel (2), and finish your look with Oscar de la Renta crystal drop earrings (4).

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You’ll fill totally relaxed in this Theory wide-leg striped linen pants (2), which fall straight from hips. Pair it with the relaxed silhouette light poplin off-the-shoulder top (1) and put on with matching Miu Miu platform espadrille sandal (3). Finish your outfit with gold mine/raspberry Lauren Ralph Lauren reversible tote (4) and lucite luna howlite & crystal charm necklace from Alexis Bittar (5).

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2. With Pumps

Flow-grazing hems look so chic with a pointed-toe pump – and legs look longer, too!

This ivory high-waist wide-leg pants from Adam Lippes (2) and muslin square-neck tank top (1) will create an extremely chic look together with agate suede ankle-strap Jimmy Choo pumps (5). Accessorize this outfit with grapefruit color envelope crossbody bag (3) and clip-on drop earrings (4).

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Now, what I want to advise you to pay attention on is the length of the waist and the length of your top because high waist pants should be worn with shorter tops (or top/shirt should be tucked in) and vice versa. So, let’s brush up on our newly acquired knowledge – if you’re accenting your slim waist, you don’t want to ruin the effect by covering it up. And if you want the accent to be on your hips… well, you must wear a longer top anyways because bare belly is pretty much a no-go unless you’re on tropical vacation, still not old enough to drink or buy alcohol or even both.


Mix and match white belted wide-leg pants from A.L.C. (2) with black one-shoulder crop top (1), coral suede pointed-toe pumps (4), embroidered top-handle satchel (3) and small chainmail drop earrings (5).

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You’ll definitely stand out among all wearing this cherry wide-leg cropped pants from Escada (3) together with stylish black ruffle-trim eyelet crop top (1), Christian Louboutin patent leather half d’Orsay pumps (5), black small Crossbody Bag (4) and very feminine Oscar de la Renta floral earrings (2).

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Palazzos don’t go well with oversized, baggy tops so, you’d better find something with a defined waistline. That, of course, doesn’t mean you have to wear formfitting tops only! Shop for blouses that drape nicely, but make sure they aren’t too baggy or too long. Have in mind this – wide-leg pants are supposed to make you figure feminine by drawing attention to your waist so having a lot of fabric on both the upper and lower part of your body pretty much undoes this effect.

This discreet and elegant ensemble which consists of Victoria Beckham woven navy pants in floral print (1), black long-sleeve top with lace cold-shoulder cutouts from Adam Lippes (3), kate spade new york navy suede pointed-toe pumps (2), effortlessly chic Chloé shoulder bag (4) and finally, Marni super fashionable horn & resin pendant necklace (5), will demonstrate your delicate taste.

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You can create a super trendy look with this Chloe wide-leg raw-hem cropped jeans, rainbow off-the-shoulder chiffon peasant top, paired with denim t-strap sandalsRebecca Minkoff tote and pop of color multi-strand necklace.

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3. With Sandals

Keep your look cool, casual and resort-ready!

That’s one of my favorite resort outfits in which you will immediately stand out among all: an ensemble of natural striped Acne Studios striped wide-leg trousers (2) and sleeveless slash-back dress (1), strappy patent leather sandals (5), Bottega Veneta leather pillow bag (3) and super stylish Marni necklace (4).

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This bright sunset color Altuzarra high-waist wide-leg pants (2) with tender  Joie floral-print silk top (1), accessorized with  Bottega Veneta leather pillow bag (5), nude lace-up cage sandal (4) and bright stud earrings (3) at once will lighten you mood in the morning.

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Create an elegant look with classic black& white: Adam Lippes black pants (3) with chiffon inset  RED Valentino knit T-shirt (4) with jewel neckline, lace yoke and bow, Halston Heritage suede Strappy Sandal (5),  add small leather satchel (1) with colorful floral motif and Miu Miu crystal Pear Drop Earrings.

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This versatile outfit will suit for all occasions, from day to night: midnight Diane von Furstenberg wide-leg pants (2) in textured weave with ivory collared silk tank (5), covered with atlantis blue moto jacket (1). Wear it with black patent-leather heeled sandals from Halston Heritage (4) and Chloé shoulder bag (3). 

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Did you find these tips on how to wear wide-leg pants with different shoes for the perfect look useful? Hope you did and hope you like this style because it’s not only totally in but totally flattering too!


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