There is something quite liberating about baggy jeans, in addition to giving us a little bit of leeway on a bloated day, it is also much kinder in the heat, than a tighter fit. The only issue is, how do you wear it well, so you don’t look stubby and undefined. Well we’ve got all the answers for you, enjoy!
1 || Are You Drowning In Fabric?
Well they aren’t call baggy pants for nothing, there is indeed plenty of fabric in this style that you may feel drowns you out. The instinctive thing to do is to opt for a pant with less of it, but that ruins the style. You could consider a side slit, believe it or not, this minor detail can make a lot of difference. It breaks things up a little, allows the pant to swing more freely, and generally give you a lighter, more effortless wear.
2 || Benefit Your Waist with a Wide Leg
Good styling comes down to proportions, what you can highlight when contrasted with something else. Take advantage of the wide leg by highlighting your waist. When we think wide leg pant, we are so consumed by the ‘wide leg’ that we forget about the waist, which plays an equally important part in this style. Consider a pant with an interesting detail at the waist that draws the eye to your newly defined waistline.
3 || A Great Style For Modest Fashion
How to define your silhouette without feeling uncomfortable is a dilemma faced by many modest fashion wearers. Its almost an oxymoron, define yet keep discreet. Well the baggy pant does in fact take some of the guess work out of the equation. This pant style naturally accentuates the waist, and in fact the derriere as well. It is a subtle nod to a womanly silhouette which not only looks good, but feels good too.
4 || When You’re Tall
You’re probably thinking, baggy pants are perfect for tall women, but as they say: the grass is greener on the other side. A lot of tall women feel that their legs, in baggy pants specifically, with the additional fabric can look tooooooo long. The way to downplay this is by opting for a detailed pant that breaks the leg up a little. Perhaps some embroidery, distressed details and of course the most fashion-forward trend this season, the patchwork pant.
5 || The Shoe That We Love Most
Over the years a number of shoe styles have been matched to wide leg pants; the high heeled pump (which they feel gives a little umph), the platform sandal and of course the unforgiving sneaker. But we feel that the pointy kitten heel is the best of the best. The point gives it a sexy vibe, and extends the length of your leg by an inch or so. Also, the kitten heel will still give you that umph without looking like you are trying too hard.
6 || Not a Slingback Though!
One of the most inconvenient things is to get your pant trapped between your foot and your slingback. The excess fabric and length make this situation a real issue, and you could even trip. So keep the back of your shoe, a closed style when wearing a wide leg pant.
7 || Make Sure Your Waist is Sitting Where it Should
With baggy pants, there is more room around the hip, which naturally allows you to hike it up further than it should go. This creates a terribly unattractive V at the crotch. You could do the opposite as well, which is keep it sitting lower that it was intended which will create an unflattering drop crotch. When you buy a baggy pant, keep experimenting in the dressing room till you can tell where it is supposed to sit, then decide on whether or not it actually suits you.
8 || Minimize Your Thighs and Hips With This Quick Trick
Again, styling is really an illusion.. so you can create a best case scenario for yourself with a few tricks. If you feel your thighs and hips could do with a little slimming down opt for a pair of pants that have seams on the sides or down the center. Make sure the lines are all vertical, to create an illusion of a longer leg. And of course, opt for a heel (kitten or otherwise) to give you that umph.
9 || Keep Things Neat
Baggy pants don’t always look tidy, and it’s ok if you are having a casual day. If you want to dress things up though, you should probably consider a style with no pockets, or take things into your own hands and take them out yourself. Sew up the pocket hole as well, it will take your pants to a more formal level.
10 || What Length Should Baggy Pants Sit At
Well Hailey Beiber and Gigi Hadid may have convinced you to wear them with an excess of length that puddles around your shoe. Sorry, but you are not Hailey or Gigi! Your jeans should sit one centimeter off the ground, so it almost grazes the floor but doesn’t. The leg should not wrinkle, so this basically means that you will need to determine which shoe you will be wearing before you determine the length, and yes, it’s true, your baggy pant can only work with one shoe height.. Sorry but we had to tell you the truth.