The fashion gods saw us all strutting about town in peg-straight trousers and jeans and knew it was time to refresh our silhouettes in the form of a new trend. Wide-leg trousers are officially in. The skinny style is a classic, so there’s no need to do a drastic wardrobe detox and banish all slimline trousers forevermore. Au contraire—take the advent of the oversize wide-leg look as a style vacation from spray-on jeans of seasons past.
Reels of street style photos have quickly taught us that you don’t have to a be Victoria’s Secret model to pull off billowy, flowing trousers. Cut-off, flared shapes can be flattering for all heights. The secret is clearly in the choice of shoes and the length of the jacket/coat/top you team with it. Debunk the styling tricks and learn how to pull off long, cropped, pleated or cuffed triangle trousers forevermore. Amen.
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Style Notes: If you're going to wear a pair of pavement-scraping trousers, then get the length just so. Add a pair of chunky-heel ankle boots and a fitted biker jacket to get the balance spot on.
Style Notes: Show off some show-stopping heels, like the Fashion Guitar's Gucci Horsebit Boots (£749) available in tan, with a cut-off pair of flares. A three-quarter length coat will elongate your torso.
Style Notes: If you are feeling self-conscious of your height but want to wear a pair of triangular-shaped trousers, then add a boyfriend coat that stops in the middle of your thigh, so that you get the illusion of length.
Style Notes: A fitted turtleneck will offset billowing trouser dimensions perfectly. Again, a biker is your wardrobe go-to here too.
Style Notes: Go for longline tops with flowing details that'll accentuate your height. Avoid dainty flat shoes, instead reach for your trusty leather boots to give your wide-leg trousers a FROW-worthy finish. Go the extra style mile and fray the bottom of your flares.
Style Notes: To achieve a polished and elevated look that'll take you from board meetings to dinner, pair your smart trousers with a matching blouse (tucked in, of course) and add pointy court shoes.
Will you swap skinny for wide-leg trousers this season? Let us know in the comments below.