Last Updated on 19th October 2013
Let’s face it, skinny jeans can be a real pain – quite literally, after a big lunch – and whilst paperbag waist trousers are more comfortable, they aren’t always so flattering. But it’s time to rejoice, there’s a new trouser shape in town – meet the palazzo pant.
A perfect way to work spring’s Seventies trend, palazzo pants are cool, comfortable and effortlessly chic. We’ve fallen head over heels for this purse-friendly pair from ASOS – in a fire brick orange shade, their tailored cut is both leg-lengthening and stomach-flattening.
But if, like us, you’ve been firmly attached to your skinnies for a while and find new trouser trends a little daunting, we’ve picked the perfect accompaniments to really make the most of your new fashion find – and figure.
To balance out your proportions in palazzo pants, your top shouldn’t be baggy or fussy. Instead, choose a slightly-slouched vest like this one from Topshop. It’s powder pink colour it will compliment the trousers in a softer nod towards this season’s colour blocking, but is still simple enough to let the trousers be the focus.
Wearing flats with palazzo pants is a no-no. Opt to pair them with wooden wedges for a full Seventies throw-back or with towering platforms like these tan pumps by Alexander McQueen. Ultra cool but still classic, they’re perfect for office or play and will give you supermodel pins while making the most of the trousers’ silhouette.
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Add a bit of bling to your look with this gold Monica Vinader cuff. The deep red stone is a beautiful addition to the soft rusty tones of the ensemble and it will add just the right amount of decadence for daytime.