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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. 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: March 26, 2017


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Border Print Palazzo Pants, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Zig Zag Stripe Palazzo  Pants, Size 8 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Cha Cha Pants, Size S- 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Border Print Palazzos
Size 1X - 3X 

Joe Browns'
Zig Zag Stripe Palazzos

Size 8 - 28W

Cha Cha Pants
Size S - 3X


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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Tassel Layered Pants, Size 6 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Off-the-Shoulder Wide Leg Jumpsuit, Size 0 - 36W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Bryn Walker, Linen Casbah Pants, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Striped Wide Leg Pants, Size 12 - 34W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Tassel Layered Pants
Size 6 - 28W 

Wide Leg Jumpsuit

Size 0 - 36W
Avg - Petite - Tall

Bryn Walker
Linen Pants
Size 1X - 3X


Striped Wide Leg Pants
Size 12 - 34W 


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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Eileen Fisher, Organic Linen Crops, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Chiffon Medallion Print Wide Leg Pants, Size L - 6X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Bright Print Palazzo Pants, Size 12 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Chiffon Dress Pants, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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 Eileen Fisher
Organic Linen Crops
1X - 3X

 Chiffon Medallion Print
Wide Leg Pants
Size L - 6X

 Retro Print Pants
Size 12 - 24W

Chiffon Dress Pants
Size S - 3X


QVC has many moderately priced options in knits from a wide variety of designers and offers the most petite plus and tall plus sizes to 28W. 

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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Tailored Wide Leg Pants, Size 4 - 18 | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Hammered Charmeuse "Perfect Palazzo", Size 2 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Wide Leg Crops, Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Prabal Gurung, Sailor Pants, Size 10 - 26W  | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Tailored Wide Leg
Career Pants
Size 4 - 18

Hammered Charmeuse
"Perfect" Palazzo
Size 2 - 24W
Petite to 18

Wide Leg Crops
Size 14 - 24W

Prabal Gurung
Sailor Pants
Size 10 - 26W


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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Chiffon Palazzo Pants, Size S-3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Misook, Knit Wide Leg Pants, Size 16 - 30W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Nic + Zoe, Linen Pants, Size XS - 3X |  ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Cabana Stripe Pants, Size 14 -24W| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Chiffon Palazzo Pants
Size S - 3X

Knit Palazzos

Size 16 - 30W

Nic + Zoe
Linen Pants

Size XS - 3X

Cabana Stripe Pants
Size 1
4 - 24W



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