Fashion Alert: New Trend – Wide Leg Pant

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“I think we’ve become used to second-skin leggings being the only silhouette that women are excited by,” says designer Derek Lam. “But there is a certain swagger in a wide leg that is really appealing right now.”

There’s just something so appealingly louche about a slouchy, wide-leg pant.

The airtight look of a skinny pant has had a hold on our wardrobes for what seems like forever, and these days the slinky leather legging has come to define an urban idea of sexy.

The trouser (Wide Leg Pant) has been springing up on the runways ever since; first at Marni and Margiela for spring, then with billowing strides at Edun and Céline for fall.
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“There’s something far cooler and effortless about a white shirt and a baggy trousers,” says Connor, “Whereas a skinny pant with a pump can look like you spent too much time getting ready.”
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So what exactly is the look of the new wide-leg pant? According to Connor, the right pair should sit low on your hip and should be worn with a flat, like a pair of crisp white sneakers or a Katherine Hepburn–style brogue. Forget what your tailor says about exacting hemlines, it’s far cooler if these pants pool out a bit. 

Of course wearing a superwide pant with a flat isn’t exactly easy if you stand less than five foot five in stocking feet, but there are leg-lengthening tricks that can make all the difference. “The huge perk is that you can hide your highest shoes underneath them,” says Fashion Assistant Emma Morrison. “Nobody needs to know.”
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