8 ways to nail the wide-legged trouser

Flowy, tailored or downright baggy, this season’s wide-legged trousers give new meaning to the term ‘relaxed fit’. Unsure of how to wear them? These stylish celebs lead the way.  

Felicia Chin
Felicia Chin
04 Aug 2017

Felicia Chin

Feli gets patriotic in style in a pair of comfy wide-legged cotton trousers that not only boasts a fire-engine red hue, but also an intriguing frill detail at the sides.

Takeaway styling tips:
Don’t shy away from bold colours on your choice of trousers. Paired with a plain white tee, it’s the epitome of casual cool.

We recommend:
H&M Flounced trousers, $74.95

Photo: Instagram/@jeffrey_xu

Michelle Chia
Michelle Chia
04 Aug 2017

Michelle Chia

The undisputed bohemian queen of the local celeb scene, Michelle inspires wanderlust with her travel-grams – and on-point travel outfits like this pair of gorgeous (and utterly comfy) Baliza harem pants.

Takeaway styling tips:
Avoid looking too bulky with a strategic show of skin across the midriff with a cropped top. And yes, a relatively flat tummy is required.

We recommend:
Baliza Harem Pants in Red Flowers, $129 from Balizashop.com

Photo: Instagram/@michellechiaoffical

Belinda Lee
Belinda Lee
04 Aug 2017

Belinda Lee

Belinda’s enviably long and lithe figure is perfect for carrying off ultra-flowy palazzo pants. Pair with a fitted top or a resort one-shoulder blouse like Belinda’s, but always tucked into the waistband for a chic, not shabby, look.

Takeaway styling tips:
Wear heels for added glamour and sophistication, otherwise a pair of chunky flats or loafers also go very well to give a more relaxed vibe for the weekend.

We recommend: 
Mango Palazzo Trousers in Black, $39.90
 
Photo: Instagram/@leebelinda

Fann Wong
Fann Wong
04 Aug 2017

Fann Wong

If you’re blessed with long limbs like Fann, take full advantage of your ability to wear fashion-forward, ultra wide-legged palazzo trousers by opting for a pair with a statement geometric print.

Takeaway styling tips:
With so much going on on the bottom half, keep your top half minimalist and sleek with a simple, monochromatic top.

We recommend:
Topshop Floral Print Palazzo Trousers, $116

Photo: Instagram/@fannaiaiwong

Julie Tan
Julie Tan
04 Aug 2017

Julie Tan

Striped + wide-legged + pleats = the trouser of the moment. Julie’s high-waisted, tailored version is not only flattering but also polished.

Takeaway styling tips:
Show off a tiny waist by pairing this with a bra-lette, like Julie, or a form-fitting top.

We recommend:
Zara Striped Palazzo Trousers in navy and white, $39.90

Photo: Imstagram/@julietan_cxq

Yasminne Cheng
Yasminne Cheng
04 Aug 2017

Yasminne Cheng

Yup, MC Hammer pants are back in vogue! Embrace the ultra-voluminous, avant-garde silhouette by going for a billowy pair with elasticated hems, like Yaz’s too-cool-for-school pair.

Takeaway styling tips:
With so much fabric down below, go for less at the top with a fitted crop top. Pair with a funky pair of sneakers to complete the hip-hop look. Heels are a definite no-no.

We recommend:
ASOS Shirred Harem Pants in Jersey, $47.41

Photo: Instagram/@yasminnecheng

Hayley Woo
Hayley Woo
04 Aug 2017

Hayley Woo

Hayley shows off an alternative way to wear this season’s IT striped wide-leg trousers – in a culottes cut. The cropped style is more casual than full-length palazzo pants, and generally has wider legs.

Takeaway styling tips:
Wear it with a loose-fitting T-shirt (tucked in, of course) and kitten heels for the perfect weekend brunch date look.

We recommend:
Zara Culottes in Stripes, $49.90

Photo: Instagram/@hayleywoojiayi

Michelle Chia
Michelle Chia
04 Aug 2017

Michelle Chia

We couldn’t resist adding in this look from Michelle that’s basically our boho-wanderlust dream.

Takeaway styling tips:
Channel her carefree traveler look with a pair of bold, floral-print trousers teamed with a plain tank top and strappy flats – exotic backdrop optional.

We recommend:
Gestuz Wide Leg Floral Print Pants, $153.01, from ASOS

Photo: Instagram/@michellechiaoffical

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