Shop It Right Now: Chic Palazzo Pants For Spring (Yes, They’re Back!)

Perrie Samotin
Shop It Right Now: Chic Palazzo Pants For Spring (Yes, They’re Back!)
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Okay, we know what you’re thinking: Palazzo pants are so ’60s … and ’70s. Oh, wait, and ’90s. While that’s indeed true, it seems the style has come back around just in time for Spring 2013, with scores of designers—including Alice + Olivia, Marc Jacobs, Celine, and Rachel Roy—embracing the extra-wide-leg trouser.

Believe it or not, palazzo pants—which are typically characterized by a super-wide leg and a high waist—can actually enhance the leg, making you appear taller (bonus!) Plus, they’re a slightly cooler but equally easy-breezy alternative to a maxi skirt, and can be styled similarly.

The trick to pulling off a pair of palazzos? Keep them as modern as possible by opting for full-length versions as opposed to cropped, and steering clear of super-psychedelic prints (way too “I’m a hippie for Halloween!”)

Instead, we’re loving this season’s crop of solid and subtly-printed versions that look beyond-chic with a T-shirt and structured blazer, a tucked-in chambray shirt, or a simple cropped tank. Let’s talk footwear: Grab a pair of wedge sandals or thick-heeled boots, which won’t only give you a boost, but also a legs-for-days appearance. Beat that, skinny jeans.

Click through the gallery above to shop one of our favorite spring staples: The chic palazzo pant!

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Alice + Olivia Wide-Leg Floral Pants, $297; at Neiman Marcus

Dress Gallery Wide-Leg Pants, $125; at ASOS

Wayne Wide-Leg Pyramid Pants, $159; at Barneys New York

Alice + Olivia Sunflower-Print Wide-Leg Pants, $178; at Bergdorf Goodman

Anthropologie Emblem Wide-Leg Pants, $98; at Anthropologie

Palazzo Trousers, $60; at Mango

One Teaspoon Control Yourself Palazzo Pants, $160; at ASOS

Ralph Lauren Black Label Silk Trousers, $403; at FarFetch

Chiffon Palazzo Pants, $40; at White House Black Market 

Free People Border-Print Smocked Wide-Leg Pants, $128; at Free People 


Indah Wide-Leg Drawstring Pants, $105; at Planet Blue

Kay Celine Lucy Animal-Print Pants, $50; at Neiman Marcus

Heartless Jumpsuit, $158; at Nasty Gal

MinkPink Distant Traveller Palazzo Pants, $98; at Nordstrom

Geo Wide-Leg Pants, $19.80; at Forever 21

Rachel Roy Chiffon Pants, $99; at Rachel Roy

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