A flattering fit with a fun vibe, wide leg trousers are a must for spring. Suitable for all shapes and sizes, the design manages to look both confident and casual at the same time – result!
Since they’re more daring than your regular trousers, adding them to your wardrobe can take a little patience. But, after mastering the trend with our guide, you’ll be showing off the style at every opportunity. From culottes and palazzo pants to wide leg jeans, say hello to your new hero item.
Why Wear Wide
Giving skinny jeans a run for their money as your everyday go-to, there are plenty of reasons to reach for wide leg trousers. As well as lengthening your legs and accentuating your waist, the trend works for women of all ages.
Fortunately, there’s no need to invest in multiple pairs. Ideal for both work and play, one design will be enough to see you through the week. From business meetings and date nights to down days and dinner with the girls, wide leg trousers can be worn to any and every occasion.
Plus, fans of all things retro are in luck as they’re an iconic item from the 70s.
How To Wear Wide
Now for the tricky bit. While wide leg trousers are slightly more difficult to style than the rest of your wardrobe, the challenge is more than worth the results.
With a few handy tips, including the right tops, the right shoes and the right accessories, you’ll be wearing the trend like a pro. Happily, these rules apply to all wide leg designs, including jersey trousers, jeans, culottes and even jumpsuits.
A Tucked Top
There’s one golden rule when wearing wide leg trousers: tuck your top. Since the trend is bottom-heavy, evening things out with a tucked top is essential. It’s all about balance!
Whether you opt for a figure-hugging roll neck or a loose shirt, a tucked top is vital to creating a flattering silhouette. To debut another spring trend, why not try a fitted crew neck cardigan? Perfectly matching the 70s vibe, this combination will help you achieve simple, off-duty dressing.
An Oversized Blazer
For a new power suit worthy of a new decade, pair your wide leg trousers with an oversized blazer. Letting you ace the infamously confusing “smart-casual” dress code, this outfit will make getting ready for work in the morning a joy rather than a drag.
For a modern office twist, we recommend throwing a striped top underneath your blazer – tucked in, of course! Refreshing and fashionable, this get-up will see you throughout spring. Who says workwear has to be boring?
A Bold Belt
Thanks to the cinched in waist of the trousers, a bold belt makes the ultimate finishing touch. While you can smarten up your outfit with a classic black or brown belt, you can also experiment with statement styles to make an impact.
To stay on-trend, we recommend a mock-croc belt. Bringing some playfulness to your look, mock-croc accessories are set to be massive in 2020. You can even explore the rest of the animal kingdom with leopard print, tiger print and snake print belts!
Since your trousers already tick off the 70s trend, continue to follow the theme by opting for a warm colour palette. Whether you choose cream, rust brown or ochre yellow, the 70s is full of stylish shades to try out.
For extra detail, pick trousers and jackets made from textured fabrics. Another key trend in the 70s, fabrics like corduroy are a great way to jazz up the look (not that it needs it!). Corduroy is also the ideal choice for spring’s unpredictable weather.
Your Favourite Shoes
It can be tricky to decide what shoes to wear with your wide leg trousers. Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach and the perfect shoes depend on the event.
If you’ve got a special occasion on the cards, team your trousers with high heels. Useful for adding height and elegance, sleek black heels are a universally flattering option.
Or, to get from A to B in style, select sporty white trainers. Easy to wear and great for day-to-day dressing, white trainers can be worn season after season.