Wide Leg Pants – Love or Hate?
Come Shopping with Me!
I had a fun faux shopping trip at Banana Republic focusing on wide leg pants. C’mon into the fitting room with me to check out the styles.
If you see any styles (both pants and tops) that you love, I’ve linked all of the items from the post below. They are all at Banana Republic and most pieces are available in more than one color. Simply click on the image of the item you’d like to explore to navigate to the Banana Republic website where you’ll find other color options and/or patterns.
Banana Republic has really upped its game from it’s earlier days. The clothes are beautiful and the quality is excellent.
Côte Wide Leg Denim Pant
I eased into my wide leg pants try-on session with a pair of beautiful wide leg jeans, because, well, I can’t seem to stay away from denim!
These are such a fun style. They would be pretty easy to wear if you want to dip your toe into the wide leg style.
This denim is woven from organic cotton. The pants are have a classic tailored trouser style with an extra-wide leg.
You can see that the waist is fitted, which helps to balance the volume of the pant legs. Both tops I tried with these denims allowed for definition at the waistline.
The white blouse is a crop style – something I never thought I’d even consider. But it’s long enough to keep the midriff covered if being worn with high waist pants. I front tucked the shirt here, but you can see the boxy crop features better below.
The second top is a merino wool, polo inspired style. It’s so so soft and I had a hard time not taking it home. It’s still on my mind.
I love this dark denim that was in the store. A lighter denim is available online.
P.S. Isn’t the large mirror fun! Lacy and gorgeous – beautiful framing for the outfits.
Rivoli Corduroy Pant
Corduroy is a classic fall fabric. This Italian corduroy is a beautiful and soft. Again, the style is inspired by a classic tailored trouser but with a wide leg.
When trying this style, I felt very “it girl”! They have such a modern look.
(The image pictured in the widget shows the pants in the color Velvety Pink. The color I’m wearing is Vicuna Brown. They also come in Dark Cherry Red, which is gorgeous!)
Cruise Wide Leg Pant
These are a wide leg chino style. I’m not sure where the name of the style comes from, but they seem to be perfect cruise attire!
The cotton twill fabric makes this pant perfect for any time of year.
This style has quite a lot of volume in the leg and runs a little large – I sized down.
These pants are paired with the merino wool polo sweater. I love the monochromatic combination of neutral shades. The pants also come in an off-white color called Oyster Pearl. This color is Maverick Tan.
Lido Wide Leg Wool Pant
This style is perfect for the office. The leg isn’t quite as wide as the other styles, making it an easy way to transition into a wide leg look.
I love the merino wool turtleneck, and I’m not a turtleneck fan. The ribbing in this sweater is very flattering and the neck is fitted in a way that doesn’t bother me. It’s a really versatile piece and one that may find its way into my closet! (Like all the pieces shown, the Lucci Merino Turtleneck sweater is linked below.)
Belay Silk Pant
I saved the most gorgeous for last! I’m trying to come up with a reason that I need these silk pants. These are BEAUTIFUL! The photos don’t do them justice, so I had to include a little video so you could see the movement of the pants.
The style is available in this beautiful Warm Copper (not a color I ever thought I’d gravitate to, but I love it) as well as a Cobalt Blue and two patterns.
If you have holiday events on your calendar, these would be perfect. They could even be just right for a less dressy event by pairing the silk pants with a sweater, as in these photos.
The beautiful Chiara Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater in Warm Copper is a nice monochromatic look (the sweater is linked below but the widge image is the black color – also in Cream and Gray). I also love the ivory merino wool sweater for a contrast look. Both sweaters tone the dressiness down a bit. Of course, pairing the silk pants with a silk or satin top would be stunning!
Scroll down – I’ve shown one of the print versions in the pants and bent my knee to give a sense of the volume. And don’t miss the 10 second video showing the movement of the pants.
Wide Leg Pants & Tops from This Post
So . . . what’s the verdict? I loved getting to try all of these wide leg styles. I believe it’s a style that can work for any figure (even petites!) Are you a fan of the wide leg pants style? If so, you may want to try a style from the post – all from Banana Republic.
Click the images below to navigate to the site and to see other colors and patterns that the styles may offer.
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