Fall Trend Preview: Wide-Leg Trousers like Victoria's

08/12/2007 at 06:00 AM ET


When we first noticed celebs like Victoria Beckham giving up their skinny jeans for the wide-leg, you were split on wearing the trend. For the fall, jeans are not the only bottoms getting wider. The trouser hemline has expanded, and just like the jean, most figures can pull off this trend. The key: Balance out the width with the right top and heels. Bigger bottom halves should be paired with a fuller sleeve to create symmetry, while short legs can be lengthened with a tucked in blouse and high waist style pant. Conceal tummies with an A-line cut top. Add heels to any look — only the super-tall can pull off flats with wide legs — these trousers look the best when just the tip of the shoe peeps out. We rounded up our favorite wide-leg trousers. Check out the August issue of StyleWatch for shoes and shirt options.

Theory “Emmett” wide-leg doubleknit trousers, $235, intermixonline.com

Raven high-waisted, wide-leg twill pants, $212, shopbop.com

Gap striped tab-front wide leg pants, $60, gap.com

Isaac Mizrahi for Target wide-leg pant, $30, target.com

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kiersten on

i love it. you can still see her tiny waist witht he tight shirt. i think this look sreally cute. i would definatly wear this!

Colette on

These don’t look good on me at all. I’m too petite and have to stick with straight or skinny leg pants.

Jenn on

I dig this look. It’s a much better look than the skinny jeans. More people can pull this off.

KB on

Any recommendations on where to get a great grey cardigan like the one Posh wears in this pic?

alia on

Cute….I like the gray….
…but it looks like she dressing for cold weather…have I been asleep while it was snowing in L.A. or something?…last time I checked it was summer—she’s got to be hot!:/

Tara Leigh on

Victoria is so slender and exotic that she looks good in anything. I don’t know that the average joe could pull off this look though. What’s wrong with good ol’, universally flattering flare leg pants?

Jenna on

Those are so cute!

glam on

I think Victoria is the ONLY person who can pull of this trend…she looks great!!

Daisy on

I love Victoria she always is trendy and classy at the same time. I think she looks “fantastic”!

Chloe on

I’m actually not a big fan of the super wide leg trouser. I definately think that Victoria, along with many others, pull this look off quite nicely.

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