How to Wear Wide Leg Pants: 4 Outfit Ideas

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The wide leg pant is a super-flattering, on-trend silhouette, and a great option for both work and casual wear. But nailing proportions is key to making them look great. If you’re wondering how to wear wide leg pants, we’ve got some great ideas, including the best shoes, too. Read on for four wide leg pant outfits. 

1. Chic tailored pants + a flowy blouse. 

We love these wide leg pants from Spanx. The slightly flared leg adds a vintage vibe, while the center front seam creates legs for days and an always-pressed finish, perfect for work. Plus they are cut from a smooth ponte fabric that fits, flatters, and feels amazing. Pair them with a blouse with a light, flowy fabric to complement the pants’ structured shape, and tuck it in for a sleek, sophisticated finish. Heels, like this heeled loafer, will elevate the entire look, but flats work too as the pants don’t run long.

Shop the look: Shop Spanx High Rise Flare Ponte Pant | Shop Cloth & Stone Golden Spots Button Down | Shop All Blouses | Shop Vince Camuto Wevenly Heeled Loafer

2. A relaxed pant + a half-zip sweater. 

This cable zip sweater is a versatile, on-trend piece that looks great with our best selling wide leg trouser. The head-to-toe look is relaxed and comfortable, though we recommend giving the sweater a tuck in the front to create definition at the waist. The pants are made from a soft cotton sateen fabric blend and features slant pockets for a super-flattering finish. With a cropped length, they’ll work with any heel height, though this casual look calls for a cool loafer to tie it all together.

Shop the look: Shop Beth Wide Leg Trouser | Shop Sanctuary Cable Pullover | Shop Dolce Vita Aubree Woven Loafer 

3. A satin pant + shimmery top.

Chic satin pants are a stunning alternative to a dress this party season. The not-too-shiny finish looks luxe and they are super comfortable to boot (hello, elastic waistband!). To keep the proportions looking formal (not frumpy), opt for a form-fitting top that’s shimmery and glittery—something too matte might clash. And a heel is a must! These pants are a statement, afterall—play them up!

Shop the look: Shop Margot Wide Leg Shine Pant | Shop Sanctuary It’s A Vibe Top | Shop Sam Edelman Hazel PumpShop All Party Looks

4. A cropped trouser + a bodysuit.  

Keep your wardrobe interesting with a fun colored pant. We love this olive green—it’s a versatile neutral that likely already goes with most of your closet. But we’ve saved the best wide leg styling secret for last: the bodysuit. It’s the wide leg’s BFF, as its sleek, tucked in silhouette will always look good with the wide leg’s looser cut (opposites attract!). The soft sweater material of this Z Supply bodysuit is appropriate for a variety of occasions; top it with our best-selling Maren Moto jacket and a great heeled mule for a casual-chic look that goes anywhere. 

Shop the look: Shop Beth Wide Leg Trouser | Shop Z Supply Clemence Marled Body Suit | Shop All Bodysuits | Shop Maren Moto Jacket  |Shop Dolce Vita Serla Braided Mule | Shop All Mules 

Shoes to Wear With Wide Leg Pants

When choosing shoes, the pant length is important to keep in mind, as unlike a pair with a tapered leg, it is possible to trip on a wide leg pant! Stick with a shoe height that will ensure the hem isn’t underfoot. For more formal occasions, a heel always looks chic and the lift only extends the leg further, making the wide silhouette super-flattering. If the pants are cropped, a flat works, too—opt for a style that elongates the foot, like a mule that often has a pointed toe.

Shop the look: Shop All Heels | Shop All Mules 

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