10th Commandment: September 4
Sep 4, 2014
Fashion goes in waves. Fifteen years ago, no woman would be caught dead in skinny jeans, now they’re all you can buy. This year, wide leg trousers are making a comeback.
These Express trousers are a great place to start. I like the mid-rise for proportion. These Oasis trousers look like they have the sleek fit typical of UK-brands. These Mango trousers are almost egregiously wide, so if you want to channel your inner Rachel Zoe, these are it. But my favorite pair are these $39 H&M trousers that come in black or off-white.
The secret to finding wide leg trousers that fit is tailoring. Oh, you knew I was going to say that didn’t you.
If you’re pear-shaped, buy them to fit your hips and tush and then have the waist taken in. If you carry your weight in your stomach, buy them bigger in the waist and then tailor the rest. I usually need to narrow the pants in the leg by having the outer seam taken in. This alteration costs about $25 and keeps the pants from looking too big, because proportion is everything when wearing wide leg pants.