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Fashionista NOW: How To Wear The Fashionable Palazzo Pants?

 Fashionista NOW: How To Wear The Fashionable Palazzo Pants?

What do you do when you’re tired of wearing the usual leg-hugging pants/jeans/leggings but are not too keen to put on a full-blown skirt? You give palazzo pants a try!

Palazzo pants are long trousers cut with a loose, extremely wide leg that flares out from the waist down that at an angle may give the illusion that you’re wearing a maxi skirt. They were a popular trend in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

However, they are not synonymous with the bellbottoms (snug at the thigh area and flare out from the knee) or the harem pants (snug cuff around the ankles).

With their wide legs, they could give your legs a break from all that tight-fitting denims, don’t you think?

Here are some ideas on how to rock the palazzo pants without committing some serious fashion blunders.

Since It’s Bottom Heavy, Go Light At The Top

The palazzo pants flare out from the waist area giving your figure a bottom-heavy look. Pieces that are bottom-heavy call for a much lighter top. Pick a tank top, blouse, corset top that stays snug to your body and let your pants bloom wide down below. This way, you get to maintain a nice long and shapely silhouette.

Kaky wears her bright tangerine palazzo pants with a pink tube top and a chunky black belt to accentuate her waistline. She finishes of her color-blocked outfit by adding a pair of yellow wedges, satchel bag and a wide brim hat.

Christine pairs her magnificent turquoise palazzo pants with a subdued vintage white corset for an elegant look that’s perfect for a formal party setting. Accessories are kept to a minimum – a brown bag, a gold chunky necklace and a bangle.

Petite Girls Can Rock The Palazzo Pants Too!

Even petite gals can rock the palazzo and use the trend to add inches to their height. Well, how do you do this, exactly? Just make sure that you tuck in your shirt tails into your palazzo pants to create a higher-looking waistline. Throw in some wedge heels or platform shoes to add more inches.

The most important part is to always tuck your shirt/top/blouse in. This simple bit adds so much to your length.

And another thing to note: Stick with solid monochromatic colors or subtle patterns. We want to avoid the blocky, busy, height-stunting effects of boldly printed palazzo pants.

Go Chic With Solid Colors

There are a world variety of palazzo pants with prints and patterns; floral, animal, abstract or ethnic. But plain colors allow you to appear effortlessly chic.

Take a cue from Nicole as she pairs her lovely beige/brown palazzo pants with a sleeveless top that carries very subtle floral details and a vintage belt with gold buckle and chains to accentuate her waistline. I just love how simple this is.

For drama and a bit of texture, Aileen dresses up her palazzo pants by pairing them with a cropped lace top, bangles and feather earrings. For a bit of height, she puts on a pair of beige wedges.

Patterned, Printed, Color-loaded Palazzos

If you love wild prints, loud patterns, fresh variety of colors, the palazzo pants are going to spoil you for choice. There are just too many. But please pair the ‘busy’ pants with a solid colored top.

Margaret wears hers with a tucked-in lily white oversized-shirt for a laid-back free-spirited look. Her pants are pretty long for my taste but anything that rocks your boat, girl!

If you’re the floral-loving type, take a cue from Bea by pairing the floral palazzo with a tucked-in yellow polo shirt.

Fancy palazzo pants are a practical fashion staple for a day out at the beach. Its lightweight material and wide-leg design will ensure fantastic air circulation and Kryz Uy looks like she’s happy twirlin’ around in them.

So what do you think about the palazzo trend? How do you wear it? Do you even like it? Do you loathe it? Are your indifferent to it? Drop your views down below.

“‘Style’ is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma. Fashion is something that comes after style.” -John Fairchild

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  • Hali

    May I ask what kind of fabric is the turquoise palazzo pants made of?

    • http://www.reveriesanctuary.com/ shanaz@ReverieSanctuary

      Let me get back to you on this one :)

  • Whit

    I’m attempting to style the Palazzo pants that I bought for my Easter Sunday outfit. My pants are a navy and cream geometric print that I plan to wear with nude heels. I’m not sure how to style the top half of my body though. Any suggestions?

    • http://www.reveriesanctuary.com/ shanaz@ReverieSanctuary

      Hi Whit, forgive me for the late reply! If your palazzo is printed, it’s best to keep the top in a solid block of color, something that’s neutral, either in navy/cream color so that it blends with your pants. Also, make sure the top is a fitted to your body, tuck the tails in. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can opt for a crop top/bandeau. Hope this helps :)

  • Connie Kahl

    do you have a tutorial on how to turn a skirt into palazzo pants?

    • http://www.reveriesanctuary.com/ shanaz@ReverieSanctuary

      That’s a good idea! Will be posting up some tips on transforming an old skirt into palazzo pants soon and you will be notified :)

  • Ainul Hanani

    Nice photos! I got my Palazzo pants here at http://www.thepalazzoexpert.com/. Very comfortable, high quality fabric material and its plain design made it easy for me to mix ‘n match my outfits. Very suitable for a plum girl like me. I love Palazzo pants! :)

    • http://www.reveriesanctuary.com/ shanaz@ReverieSanctuary

      I think palazzo pants are great for all body shapes and especially heaven-sent for when we need to give our legs a breather after being all cooped up in form-fitting trousers. They’re like a maxi skirt without the commitment of a skirt :) Thank you for swinging by Ainul :)