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Size 12 - 26W
Size 0 - 36W
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Slit Sailor Pants
Size 14 - 24W
BoHo gypsy chic and
trendy fashion are
both embracing plus-size palazzo pants for 2016.
Wide leg pant styles are also worn for work and
special occasions, with the BoHo trend
influencing acceptable patterns, in addition to
the more commonly worn solids, in both these
related Jumpsuit Trend
can also come in wide leg styles. Please
be advised that jumpsuits are filed under the
dress tab at many retailers, and the pants or
bottoms tabs at others.
long-time closet favorite for relaxed, resort styles
and classic career women,
the wide leg trouser can range from casual to special occasion. A flattering style for all body types, leg
openings can vary from from moderately wide
straight leg styles to very full and flowing.
Classic evening pants
in special occasion fabrics such as chiffon,
lace, and velvet are both a wedding guest and
holiday party favorite. Jersey knits in
solids can dress up or down.
Combining the color and pattern trend that first
came into style in skinny jeans and pants with the
emerging yoga pants, soft pants, and activewear
trend, the trendiest looks are
characterized by bold prints.
Cropped, wide leg gauchos
and culottes are also beginning
Tops complementing wide leg pant
styles are generally close fitting, although a
more body conscious style layered under an open
jacket or duster can also work well, depending
on style and body type. Flowing, loose
styles need to be chosen with care so as not to
overpower a shorter figure or create a potato
sack effect that gives the impression of hiding.
Resort and bohemian looks are the most likely to
use a more flowing, overall aesthetic.
Trend conscious women might want to try
combining palazzo pants with the cropped top
style popular this year or even a bikini top.
Tailored career women may choose to find a way to
accentuate the waist with a form fitting top
under a jacket or cardigan.
Shopping for Plus-Size Wide Leg
Trousers and Palazzo Pants
Trendy, curvy fashionistas will
find a good selection of bold, patterned soft pant
palazzo styles at
in sizes up to 3X.
Lord & Taylor has been increasingly
stocking trendier labels that can include wide
leg pant styles in patterns, as well.
Meanwhile Alex Evenings offers the most diverse
range of solid colors in chiffon in size 14 to
24W. They can frequently be purchased from
department stores such as
carries linen options from Bryn Walker
and print styles from Ralph Lauren for size 1X
to 3X. More evening
styles are also available from
Draper's & Damon's.
has the most extensive collection of designer
palazzo pants in classic white and black from
many top brands in size XL to 3X that can be worn
for work and resort lifestyles. Brands include
Melissa Masse, Rachel Pally, Eileen Fisher, Misook, and
Caroline Rose in size 14 to 24W. Fabrics range from high end
knits to silk, with seasonal fabrics such as
velvet and linen also appearing.
Those wearing larger, extended plus sizes will
want to check out
Sealed with a Kiss Designs
for both print and solid color
options in sizes up to 6X.
has a beautiful collection in both tailored and
soft print styles, including jumpsuit styles,
all of which can be custom tailored to your own
measurements or can be purchased off the rack in
size 0 to 36W, including petites and talls.
carries boldly patterned casual palazzo pant
styles and evening looks in both lace and
chiffon in size 2 to 28W. North
Style frequently carries a fun
collection of moderately priced cropped print
pants in wide leg styles for size S to 3X.
As wider leg styles begin to gain popularity
with the trend-setters, mainstream plus
specialty retailers are beginning to regularly
carry both tailored and soft, casual styles.
Two of the most reliable are
for size 14 to 28W and
for size 12 to 34W. Others that offer them
from time-to-time include
now in sizes 12 to 32W,
Torrid in size L
to 6X, and
Dress Barn for size 4 to 24W. All
will frequently include styles suitable for
work, in addition to more casual trendy looks.
Trendier looks including wide leg crops,
gauchos, and beach pants, in addition to
tailored looks for work, are well represented at
for size 8 to 28W.