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For those of you who just can’t spend another day in those super skinny jeans and feel that your shift dresses are in desperate need of rest, there’s a new option in town - one that’s swishing and swooshing its way to the top of trend charts. Say hello to palazzo pants, a wide-legged throwback to the ’60s and ’70s! Stock up on this fun bottom-wear option that is versatile, flattering and oh-so-comfortable because you know as well as we do that this retro reincarnation is not here for a fleeting stay. And you’re in luck, as we have the ultimate 6-point guide on how to rock your palazzo pants!
Now, you may chide us for stating the obvious, but we’re going to go right ahead and say it anyway - never ignore the length of your palazzos. Don’t buy one that is too long unless you want to be tripping all over. Too short, and you risk an awkward neither palazzos-nor-culottes length. Basically, find a pair that skims the ground but does not sweep it.
Get the Look: Abstract Wide-Leg Pants by Forever 21 (Rs 1,379), Miss Chase Monochrome Crop Top on Jabong (Rs 759), Michael Kors Bridget Thong Sandals on Elitify (Rs 8,990) and Black Handbag by Mango (Rs 3,990)
While palazzos are a universally flattering option, they still need to be tailored to your body type. Petite women ought to opt for medium-flared, high-waist versions, worn with heels for an elongated look. Those on the heavier side can also go the high-waist route to create the enhance their waists - dark colours work best. For those with a lanky frame, a little extra flare is a great way to add some definition to super-slim hips and legs.
Get the Look: Taurus Regular Fit Women's Trousers on Flipkart (Rs 795), River Island Strap Detail Halter Neck Top on ASOS (Rs 2,600), Stecy by Steve Madden (Rs 5,999) and Clique Strand Necklace by Pipa + Bella (Rs 1,100)
When it comes to jeans, we are often stuck in a boring rut of blue, black and grey. But it’s a different case altogether with palazzos. From bright solid colours to look-at-me prints, nothing is off limits, making palazzos the perfect way to inject a generous dose of fun to your style. We are crushing on oxblood, monochrome and graphic prints this season.
Get the Look: The Gud Look Women Burgundy Printed Palazzo Trousers on Myntra, Rs 599, Sequined Mango Top (Rs 2,990), Koovs 9-to-5 Pumps in Suede Finish (Rs 1,499) and Squared Lion Bracelet (Rs 999)
There are a host of ways in which you can wear these supernova pants. Crop tops and high-waist palazzos are an au courant combination, whereas low-waist palazzos are best teamed with tucked in blouses and shirts. You can even opt for an asymmetrical hemline top for an Indo-Western look. The golden rule to remember is that the baggier your palazzos, the more snug your top needs to be, to balance out your silhouette.
Get the Look: Global Desi Women Black & Off-White Palazzo Trousers (Rs 1,499), OLIV Front Slit Maxi Cover Up on Koovs (Rs 1,400), Aldo Vieste Flats (Rs 4,400) and Amrapali Silver Mirror Rawa Earrings (Rs 8,250)
With a few styling tweaks, palazzo pants can take you from the boardroom to the bar and from girls’ night to date night. Make these pants work overtime by pairing a printed variation with a structured blazer and solid-coloured top to the office. For a night out, black palazzos and a sequined crop top are all you need. Team an eye-popping colour with a breezy top and an overload of accessories for Sunday brunch. If worn ingeniously, there are few occasions where palazzos can be deemed inappropriate!
Get the Look: Payal Khandwala Purple Pleated Palazzos on Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop (Rs 8,000), Grey Melange Knit Tee by Chemistry (Rs 1,299), Stalk Buy Love Black Blazer (Rs 1,399) and Mango Link Leather Loafers (Rs 7,990)
Since palazzos are flared, it is important to not only pay attention to their width but also to balancing the entire look too. As there is already one bulky element involved, you need to balance it out with a structured, slim top. Too many baggy elements will only spell sartorial disaster. While heels are the best footwear options, thong sandals should be the go-to for advocates of flats. Splurge on a discreet little designer handbag to elevate your look.
Get The Look: Drop Crotch Knitted Trousers by Marques Almeida X Topshop (Rs 6,386), Miss Selfridge Jacquard Top (Rs 3,439) and Edie by Lulu Guinness (Rs 28,752)
Featured image: Viral Bhayani
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