5 Styling Tips For How To Wear Wide Leg Trousers

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It’s been a hot one this week and I’m not a big fan of shorts. I prefer a loose dress or a pair of wide leg trousers, full length or cropped, in a lightweight floaty fabric like a soft cotton, viscose or Lyocell. But I have lots of readers asking how to wear wide leg trousers, especially crops because they can make you look square and boxy. There are some tricks that you can use though, to create shape and balance. Here are 5 styling tips for how to wear wide leg trousers and crops to flatter any shape.

1. Create long lines with a tunic style top and a long necklace to elongate the body.

How to wear wide leg trousers, red print trousers with long red tunic top

Trousers // Top Same in Navy // Similar necklace // Similar bracelet // Similar cuff //

2. Use statement accessories, or details to draw the eye where you want it to focus.

How to wear wide leg trousers, red print trousers with white camisole red cat eye sunglasses

Top // Similar sunglasses // Alternative necklace //

How to wear wide leg trousers, red print trousers with navy bardot top blue sunglasses

Top // Alternative necklace // Sunglasses //

3. Add a chunky wedge sandal to create balance.

How to wear wide leg trousers, blue print trousers with navy bardot top, wedge sandals

Trousers // Similar wedges //

4. Create the illusion of a waist by tucking your top and blousing over, but don’t belt in tightly if you don’t have a waist as it will make you look bigger.

Blue print trousers and matching bardot top, blue statement necklace

Top – different style, same print

5. Wear a top with a tie waist to create shaping.

red print trousers with long red tunic top

Top // Similar sunglasses // Sandals //

 

If you are a fan of printed trousers here are some more options for you to try:

 

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