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Please be advised that all of the "Editor's Picks" featured in this section are hand-selected by Elegant Plus. Although every effort is made to keep featured products current, retailers can sell out of popular styles before the Editor has had an opportunity to update the page. Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer, and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site. All selections are available at time of posting and purchases can be made directly from the retailer on the associated shopping link. All of the shopping guides include designer selections which are noted with the designer's name in descriptions.
 


Last Update: January 8, 2018

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Striped Knit Palazzos, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Striped Knit Palazzos
Size
1X - 3X

Wide Leg
Lava Print Pants
Size 12 - 32W

Galaxy Print Jumpsuit
Size 0 - 36W
Avg - Petite - Tall

 

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 situations. The 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. 

A 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 to appear.

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.
 

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Bryn Walker, French Terry Hamish Pants, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Tailored Wide Leg Dress Trousers, Size 10 - 32W  | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Black Layered Palazzo Pants, Size S- 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Woven Culottes, Size 12 - 30W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick 
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Bryn Walker
French Terry
Hamish Pants
Size 1X - 3X

Tailored Wide Leg
Dress Trousers
Size
10 - 32W
Avg - Petite - Tall

Layered Palazzo Pants
Size S - 3X

Woven Culottes
Size 12 - 30W

 

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 Macy's  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 Dillard's, which also 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.

 Neiman Marcus 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.

 

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D Ring Belted Trousers
Size 8 - 22W

  Tie Dye
Palazzo Pants
Size 1X - 6X
 

Satin Wide Leg
Cropped Pants
Size 14 - 22W

  Tie Front
Wide Leg Pants
Size L - 4X

 

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.  eShakti often 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.

Pyramid Collection 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.

 

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High Rise
Wide Leg Denim Pants
Size 14 - 28W

Print Knit Pants
Size S - 2X
Petite to XL

XCVI
Velour Easy Pants

Size 1X - 3X

Striped Palazzo Pants
Size 1X - 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 Lane Bryant for size 14 to 28W and Ulla Popken for size 12 to 34W.  Others that offer them from time-to-time include Ashley Stewart, 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 Simply Be for size 8 to 28W.

 

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Rayon Print
Palazzo Pants

Size
1X - 3X

Border Print
Palazzo Pants
Size S - 3X 

LAUREN Ralph Lauren
Striped Wide Leg Pants
Size 1
X - 3X

Button Trim
Wide Leg
Pants
Size 2 - 24W
Petite to 18

 

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