The trending palazzo and wide leg pants trend is still going strong. Here’s the best of them to update your closet in 2023
Wide leg pants, palazzo pants and wide leg jeans came back on the scene for last year and they’re here to stay for 2023! 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 2023 are super flattering. I’m a fan of matching sets like a black suit for a more professional look or laid back chic like the wide leg pant suits seen at Altuzarra NYFW. 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 2023 they most definitely are. Here’s the best styles for 2023 and how to wear wide leg trousers styling inspiration for all occasions.
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There are so many ways to wear this trend, from wide leg crop pants to full length styles. So grab some style inspo and then find a way to wear them that works for you.
Are wide leg pants in style 2023?
Wide leg pants are still in style and the style to wear in 2023. They were all over NYFW and look set to stay in style not just for Spring/Summer but all through 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. Just be careful going up and down stairs in them!
Are wide leg jeans in style 2023
Wide leg jeans are also in style for 2023 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 2023?
The wide leg pants for 2023 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 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.
I personally like to have both options. Low slung for when I’m dining out so I have room to eat and high waisted for when I’m wearing crop tops or shorter length tops to close the gap.
How to wear wide leg trousers | Outfit ideas
There are so many ways to wear and style wide leg pants from casual to work to a night out. 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.
Wide leg cargo pants with 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.
For a more casual look style them with sneakers and tank tops, tees or bodysuits. For more of an everyday smart casual look swap your sneakers for wedge espadrilles or strappy sandals.
Cut outs were a big trend last year and are staying in style for 2023 with cut out wide leg pants all over the 2023 runway shows from Chanel to Balmain. If it looks like your G-string’s showing, you’re doing it right!
A leather top and/or statement heels makes the look feel less corporate and more fun. It’s an easy way to add your own personal style to the final outfit.
My top tip for how to wear wide leg trousers and palazzo pants is to look for matching sets in any color. It makes putting together outfits really simple.
How to accessorize women’s wide leg pants
Belts were big on the 2023 runways with wide-leg trousers so grab a chain belt, belly chain or wide belt to complete your look for when you want something dressier. Swap it for a rope belt for a more summery, resort wear vibe.
Petite styling tip
Crop pants can cut off the legs and make them look shorter, so if you’re on the more petite side like I am, longer lengths tend to be more flattering.
How to style womens wide leg pants in 2023
Love them or hate them, crop tops and bralettes are still in style for 2023. 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.
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.
The biggest take away for the pants/trousers trend for 2023 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 2023.
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 | 2023 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.
I’m also really loving this stunning red pants and halter matching set for more of a splurge buy. As the light weight linen is perfect for summer vacations.
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 2023 which are under $150 and easy to dress up with heels or down with a tank top.
Shop the best wide leg pants 2023 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. There’s also a lot of sale styles as you know I love a good sale find but check the return policy to make sure they’re not final sale if you’re unsure of the sizing.
If you want an outfit that’s easy to style, go for a matching set. 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.
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