Spring 2011 : Wide leg pants.

 WI(L)DER THAN EVER.

Tailored and prim, sophisticated yet casual with mid to high waists, : that’s how my 2011’s favorite trend plays the game – The wide leg pants.
When I say wide leg, if your thinking ‘bell bottoms’ let me just stop there and correct you. Wide leg pants are as wide at the hem as they are throughout the rest of the leg, including the calves, knees and thighs.
The likes of Jil Sander, Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger and Jason Wu haven’t left any table unturned to show us that its their favorite too. Wide-leg pants have flooded the runways (and how!) and nobody’s complaining yet.
Frankly, Im tired of seeing everyone around me in tiny dresses that seem to get tinnier every time. Same old same old. Wide legged pants are bringing in that thankful difference  – encouraging wearing of more dressy/ladylike tops, blouses and accessories, creating an overall picture of effortless chic.

Wearing wide-leg pants 101
1.  1.Don’t lose the heels. Flats will simply never give these pants the attention they need. (The only exception here is moccasins or loafers if your going for a more masculine look)
2.     Don’t minimalize the pants. Go ginormous, and let them speak for themselves.
4.  3. Remember that every trend is not made for everyone. Wide legged pants look fabulous on taller frames. Shorties? Not so much.
   4. Keep the top simple and slim to counterpoint the voluminous pants.
5.     Waists work best a little higher and belted to avoid slouching in a sloppy way.

[1.Victorias Secret 2.Asos 3.Liqourish 4.Asos]
Personally, I cannot imagine life without my skinnies. Little bit of a quandary there.  So while Im not making wide leg’s my wardrobe staple yet, they cannot be overlooked as a stylish,  dominant and sophisticated addition to your 2011 repertoire.
70’s inspired bottoms are back with a bang and I simple cannot wait to get my hands on them.
Much love and even more excitement, 
Masoom R. Minawala
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