Bell bottoms and wide legged pants were extremely popular in the seventies. This was an iconic style found in both women and men’s fashion. This unique style of pant started going out of style in the mid eighties when stirrup pants and tapered “skinny jeans” became the new trend.
These wide legged pants made their comeback in the early nineties when hip hop artists started wearing baggy pants and tight tshirts, turning the tight pant/baggy shirt trend from the eighties on its head. Women in the early 2000’s turned this pant style into a chic everyday look. Wearing them with heels and a fitted jacket or blazer adds femininity and makes for a chic everyday look!
While this trend was especially prevalent in the seventies it started as early as the 1940’s when women first started wearing trousers.
Wide Leg in the Work Place
I love the tailored elegance that these pants can bring to an outfit. They can go bohemian and casual or preppy and tailored in a flash! Their versatility makes these wide leg babies a wardrobe essential!
Wide Leg Casual
Wide leg pants can go super casual and even bohemian depending on the material! There are many examples of gorgeous outfits and all of the possibilities that this pant can lend. Note: I have included the link to buy some of the pants underneath. No affiliate links!
Shop the Look
These are some of my favorite wide leg pant sources that I’ve found. I’m in love with the J Brand and Burberry ones but they’re a tad out of my price range for the moment. Some day soon!