The trending palazzo and wide leg pants to update your closet in 2022
Wide leg pants, palazzo pants and wide leg jeans came back on the scene for last year and they’re here to stay for 2022! Wide leg trousers are one of those styles that can be so hit and miss, especially with jeans but the best womens wide leg pants for 2022 are super flattering. I’m a fan of matching sets like a black wide leg pant suit for a more professional look or laid back chic like the wide leg pant suits seen at Altuzarra NYFW 2022. For Spring/Summer white wide leg pants or Palazzo pants with a cute little top and slides give a laid back look that’s more sophisticated than hippy. So if you’re wondering if wide leg pants are in style for 2022 they most definitely are. Here’s the best styles for 2022 and how to wear wide leg trousers styling inspiration for all occasions.
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I personally like a more fitted top, camisole or bralette with wide leg trousers for a more flattering look than going baggy on both the top and bottom.
Are wide leg pants in style 2022?
Wide leg pants are the pants to wear in 2022. They were all over NYFW 2022 and look set to stay in style not just for Spring/Summer but all through Fall Winter 2022-2023.
Some of the hottest trends are matching sets with cut out wide leg pants and cute bralettes and breezy palazzo pants like this linen pair under $100 that are perfect for beach vacations or just a comfortable everyday look.
Are wide leg jeans in style 2022
Wide leg jeans are also in style for 2022 and the more low slung the better. Going the complete opposite direction from the high waisted styles from the last few years.
What wide leg pants are in style in 2022?
The wide leg pants for 2022 are more chic than your Mums jeans from the 70’s. Think solid color palazzo pants in billowing materials, white wide leg pants, structured style pant suits with crisp pleats in luxe fabrics or matching sets. Although wide leg and flared jeans are replacing your skinny leg jeans this year as well.
Just when you started accepting the high waisted pants, low slung pants are back. Don’t worry, high waisted pants and paper bag waists aren’t out but the low slung style gives us more options.
How to wear wide leg trousers
A crop top and low slung pants is a bit too much midriff for me (I’ve been enjoying Terry’s chocolate orange too much and the bread and cakes in Europe) so I’m sticking to the more high waisted styles and longer length crop tops like the one above or throwing a blazer or shirt over my bralettes.
Cargo pants, zip details and rope belts are keeping the athleisurewear trend going but in a slightly less casual way than sweatpants and sneakers. Especially with how they’re styled.
Belts were big on the 2022 runways with wide leg trousers so grab your chain belt, belly chain, wide belt or rope belt to complete your look.
Cut outs were a big trend last year and are staying in style for 2022 with cut out wide leg pants all over the 2022 runway shows from Chanel to Balmain. If it looks like your G-string’s showing, you’re doing it right!
My top tip for how to wear wide leg trousers and palazzo pants is to look for matching sets. They make getting dressed and life so much easier so you’re not faffing around in the morning wondering what top to wear with them. If you get a few in colors that work together you can mix and match them to create more outfits.
There are so many ways to wear this trend, so grab some style inspo and then find a way to wear them that works for you.
How to style womens wide leg pants
Love them or hate them, crop tops and bralettes are still in style for 2022. Style your wide leg pants/trousers with crop tops/bralettes with shrugs, longer length cardigans and blazers or monochromatic suits as seen at Chanel and Altuzarra.
The biggest take away for the pants/trousers trend for 2022 is that the more relaxed and baggy the better, regardless of the color or material. Throw on some slides or sneakers for the day with your palazzo pants or heels and a blazer for work or the evening and you’re good to go for 2022.
What’s the difference between wide leg pants and flared trousers
If you’re wondering what the difference between wide leg and flared trousers are, wide legs are wide from the hips down, flares rend to be more fitted on the upper legs and then flare from the knees down.
The best womens wide leg pants for all budgets | 2022 Edit
I’ve rounded up the best tailored to loose styles, work appropriate to sexy cut outs so there’s a wide leg pants style for every taste and budget.
I’m looking for a casual beachy matching set right now for our beach vacation. I’m really liking this super affordable white wide leg and matching top set and hot pink set under $20 which comes in lots more colors as I tend to only wear resort wear once. Then I can throw a blazer or shirt over the top for cooler evenings.
However, what I’ll probably end up doing is wearing a white pair with a bralette or bikini top and stealing a white shirt from my husband to throw over the top.
I also really love these black faux leather high waisted pants for Fall Winter 2022 which are under $150 and easy to dress up with heels or down with a tank top.
Shop the best wide leg pants 2022 edit
From white wide leg pants to black wide leg pants, tailored to cut outs there’s a wide leg pants style or palazzo pants for whatever your dressing for.
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