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Style Guide: Wide Leg Trousers

posted on Monday, 21st March 2016 | find under Tamara, Fashion
Still undecided on wide-leg trousers? Well fear no more, leg-lengthening flares are making a serious comeback. Sweaty Betty Founder and Creative Director Tamara shows you how to style the trend.

Skinny pants have held court for years now, and while a slim leg will never go out of style I’ve found myself opting for a looser cut recently. Wide-leg trousers accentuate the waist and lengthen the legs, to give such a flattering silhouette. A fixture on the catwalks for SS16, our new collection contains bohemian and tailored styles to ensure you stand out in and away from the studio.

style guide how to wear wide leg trousers
Tamara wears the Sono Luxe TrousersLeste Luxe Tunic and Glisten Top

Go faster pants

The Sono Luxe Trousers are my current go-to as the weather is getting more spring like. They are made in a really soft silky fabric with a fabulous drape that looks amazing with platform skate shoes, the Leste Luxe Knit Tunic and classic black Glisten Top. For a recent shoot with Psycle I wore a classic white collar tennis top underneath a black knit, keep an eye out for this hitting shelves soon. I love to pair these with my Acne trainers or a pair of Stan Smith’s, though when wearing trainers with a wider cut pant I always make sure my toes are showing so my silhouette isn’t overwhelmed.   

style guide how to wear flares
Tamara's daughter Daisy embraces seventies style in the Haven Retreat Pants

Boho chic meets activewear

An ode to seventies rock groupies and bohemian style, the Haven Retreat Yoga Pants let your legs do the talking. One of our most fashion-forward styles to date, keep accessories minimal and embrace summer style with the slogan Poise Retreat Vest. As technical as they are on-trend, the high-stretch fabric is sweat-wicking for comfort on and off the mat. 

style guide how to wear wide leg trousers
Look 1: Holistic Retreat Pants and Patanjali Jumper. Look 2: Holistic Retreat Pants and Atlantica Luxe Crop

Classic denim

Denim is the easiest way to nail the trend and for a spring update try the vintage wash Holistic Retreat Pants. Wear these loose-fitting chambray flares now with the Selva Luxe Coat and the roll neck Patanjali Jumper for cool spring style. As summer approaches, contrast with the billowing cut of the trousers by swapping your knit for the waist-accentuating Atlantica Luxe Top.

Feeling inspired? See Sweaty Betty’s full collection of pants here and shop the new Yoga Retreat collection for bohemian style. Feeling inspired? Discover the full Yoga Retreat lookbook. #SweatYourStyle

Wide Legs For Long Legs
By Franny Morris - 14th April 2016
Hi I love wide leg trousers but I've got disproportionately long legs. I'm 5'7" with a 33 inch inside leg with a short body. Love the legs, hate the torso. Any suggestions / advice would be greatfully received?!
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