There’s something that feels so glamorous about swishing around in a pair of silky, wide leg pants. They’re feminine, comfy and they have the power to make your legs look lovely, long and lean. Here’s how to wear Palazzo pants with style.
1. Balance With Skinny on Top
Palazzo pants are flowy and very wide on the bottom, so it’s important to stay fitted and short up top. Otherwise you’ll look out of balance, and your outfit becomes one big, baggy mess.
You have two options: a fitted top -You can wear a semi-fitted/fitted tee, or tank or shirt. Tuck your tank/tee in to show off your waist and highlight the angle at which the pants flare out. (A belt can look fabulous with this look.) Or, if you prefer, you can half tuck in.
2. Choose Color and Print
You’ll find many palazzo pants for women in bold, vivid colors and prints. You are best to pair these with a neutral colored top like white, black or gray for example. Your other choice is to wear a solid color top in one of the colors found in the pants. .. A quiet color looks good with loud pants.
If you are bottom heavy, palazzo pants with a busy print or in very bright or contrasting colors may not be your best choice. A dark pattern with less contrast is a good solution if you are short or heavy.
3. Finish with Show-Stopping Shoes
The key to pulling off the palazzo look is all in the shoes. There are a couple of ways to go.
If your pants are very long and full, then you will need some lift to counter the fullness of the pants and make you look tall and slim, especially if you are not so tall, to begin with. But, don’t worry you don’t have to wear towering stilettos. With flowy palazzo pants, wedge sandals are a natural choice. They fit in perfectly with the casual, bohemian feel.
If you are average to tall height, then you may not need a wedge. You can go for flat slides or sandals. Just make sure they are really cute because your shoes will be at the front and center of all that swishing around.
4. Don’t Skimp on Length
Length is also key to getting the look right. Too short and you’ll look chunky, too long, and you’ll look sloppy. Yes, your pants should be on the long side, but the billowy bottoms should barely touch the floor. Your pants should swish along as you walk, but you shouldn’t be tripping over them or fraying the bottoms.
5. Add Soft/Slouchy Accessories
Silk palazzo pants demand accessories with the same relaxed look and feel. A soft bag with a slouchy shape that echoes the silhouette of your pants is your best choice. Avoid anything stiff and boxy.
The same goes for jewelry. Make it long and loose, dangly and fun, and if you can incorporate some boho texture into your look, in the way of leather, suede, fringe beading or embroidery, all the better to go with this fashion theme. A big floppy hat is a perfect topper for palazzo pants style.
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