My wide leg pant obsession

Yes, obsession.

No doubt about it.

My Wide Leg Pant Obsession

Last week saw the launch of the Newport Nautical collection from Bohemian Traders.

I was lucky enough to be asked by Em (Bohemian Traders) to be on-board (on-board, nautical… 😉 yep, pun very much intended) and I was so super excited.

I also love a bit of  ‘top secret’ action. I really wanted Em to say “your mission, should you choose to accept it…”

Thank goodness she doesn’t realise what an absolute dag I am!

Anyway, when I received the package, I went all gooey.

I loved EVERYTHING.

Just if you missed last weeks post, you can find the first instalment here.

But the wide leg pants in particular, made my old heart, beat just that bit faster.

Every time I see them, I instantly gush. I just can’t help myself.

Wide leg pants just ooze classic styling for me.

They conjure up images of sophisticated Italian woman wearing every shade of nude, blush and camel imaginable. Their gorgeous wide leg pants flapping in the wind, as they strut across the Palazzo (I know, yet another pun – who knew I could throw so many in one blog post!). With hair, make-up, bag and shoes bang on-point.

Of course I look nothing like that in mine – but a girls’ gotta dream right?

My Wide Leg Pant Obsession

Sunlace boxy top* $119.00 (Wearing M) | Wide Leg Linen Pant in Navy* $129.00 | Sandi Wedges from Country Road

Let’s just talk about this perfect summer top for a second…

This sunlace top is so easy to wear. But rather than show it with a nude bra I wanted to emphasise the amount of see-through. In my book, this looks as fresh and crisp showing a white bra.

I wouldn’t hesitate to wear it like this at all. I’m more than comfortable wearing mine with just a bra showing underneath. Alternatively you could add a white or coloured singlet for extra coverage.

Size wise: I needed every bit of the medium.

Hello beautiful quality linen pants. You are such a dream to wear in the summer months.

These beauties have an elasticated waist, and the cut is simply D I V I N E.

Being a very curvy pear-shaped girl, means that anything with a wide leg seems to have magical slimming powers on me – *ahem* something I obviously would never turn down.

Yes, I know, I’m guessing it’s probably just an optical illusion that makes them good – but to be honest, whatever it is, I don’t care.

All I know is they flatter the junk-in-my-trunk. A-K-A a very large booty and tree trunk thighs.

I also have a different (cream) pair in a more luxurious fabric that I simply adore from Country Road too.

You might remember that I wore them earlier this year for a lunch in Brisbane ?

The lovely Sher (@sher_gc) and Maudie (@istyl) organised a get together for some of the gorgeous SE QLD women that take part in the #everydaystyle hashtag created on Instagram by NIkki from Styling You.

I remember feeling so nervous about going. Finding the right outfit was paramount to my confidence.

But when I stopped and analysed my outfit choice I was shocked.

On paper, wearing cream pants on big thighs should have been a recipe for disaster, but somehow they worked.

All I know is, that no matter what fabric/colour I try wide leg pants in, I’m always hooked.

The key to making wide leg pants work for me though, is the length.

I prefer mine extra long (floor grazing), which means I always need to wear a heel.

You could of course opt for ankle length though, if that is more your thing.

Tips for making them work:

  • If you’re pear-shaped, make sure they are flat fronted across the tummy.
  • The longer the better for elongating and balancing out wider hips.
  • Don’t confuse wide leg pants with flares…flares require fabulous thighs – something I’m not blessed with.
  • Go for a fitted top where possible or at least half tuck your blouse/tee into the waistband for definition.
  • If you are bulky around the middle – tread with caution.
  • Wear ankle length wide leg pants with a statement heel.

Last but not least, if you are a true style icon (of which I am SO not) rock your wide leg pants with your favourite sneakers for a hit of classic nautical.

Just quietly…I so wish I was that cool.

 

Items * were gifted to me in accordance with my disclosure policy.

 

Just in case you’re interested: I normally photograph my pics on a Monday – last Monday it rained all day long, hence the indoor shots!

 

 

 

 

Bev,

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  • Fab-u-lous! x

  • Navy and white always looks so crisp an fresh. The girly top against “manly” pants looks great on you. xx

    • Thanks Zoe x Classic, fresh and crisp is the perfect description of how I like to dress! x

  • Petra

    You look fabulous in this look – the top is gorgeous and the pants are a gorgeous colour 🙂 I like your poses in the indoor shots!

    • Thanks so much Petra – both of these items made me melt when I saw them. It was definitely love at first sight for me!
      It was heaving down with rain on Monday (my photographing day) so I was trying to make me pics look a touch different – glad you like. Sometimes I’m rushing and just hit the ‘repeat the same pose’ button 😉 xx

  • Described and styled to perfection!! You look gorgeous in navy and white and I loved your tips on the wide leg pants – thank you xox

    • Oh Wendy thank you xx
      I think most people can wear them…you would look fabulous with wide leg pants, a wordy tee, linen jacket and sneakers – the epitome of super cool! xx

  • Kathryn

    Lovely Bev! x

  • What a lovely outfit combination! Navy and white always looks classic and fresh and summery! Great photos.

    • Thanks so much Ingrid. Navy and white have always held a special place in my heart! xx

  • Absolutely love this classic look on you. I have always hated wide legged pants – but I’m on board now. I think it is because I have the thighs I never had in my 20s. It also comes down to the super floaty fabrics too.

    • Thanks so much Lady xx
      Thighs and wide leg pants are a match made in heaven in my book. And I must just add, you my love have a fabulous figure that looks sensational in everything you wear.
      Also delighted to see you looking fabulous again after your surgery! Mwah

  • You look so fresh and glowing, love this look on you x

  • merilyn

    you look great bev! … navy and white perfection!
    after tight pants, it’s a little hard to go back to wide bottoms! pants that is!;
    I have loved them in the past, so i’m sure I will embrace again!
    I have some lovely linen ones I will wear! practice around home first I think!
    i’m short waisted so have to watch out for the top! everything sits at the wrong spot!
    enjoy! love m:)X

    • Thanks so much lovely M xx
      This is me at my most comfortable, although I totally agree with you…going from skinnies to wide legs does take some adjusting!
      A big yes to your white linen pants though – they sound simply divine! xx

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    I adore these pants on you Bev you really do suit the wide legged trouser trend and I love the white bra with the lace top!
    I am not sure they would suit my short ass body but I do have a wide legged pair of pants with a split in the side that look like a skirt/ pant/culotte I’m not sure if I will be brave enough to wear them though?Great post as always you gorgeous girl ??

    • Oh Lisa thank you so much darling. I love the sound of your pants, they sound like the perfect balance of structured and floaty. And, I just know you will style them beautifully because you have such fabulous taste!
      I’m sending lots of positive vibes and a huge virtual hug your way darling for a speedy recovery Mwah xx

  • Love these pants on you – love everything BT on you though. I’m not always sure about wide legged pants, I love the look but with my big boobs and short legs they can tend to make me look dumpy. But I’m not ready to give up on them yet – I have my eye on the white BT ones

    • Thanks so much for the love Karen xx
      Now, I think you can wear wide leg pants, as long as you show your waistline (or do a half-tuck). Because you have such an incredible figure you could wear a black bag and look fab. Wide leg pants are all about balance, so adding a great heel or wedge is definitely the key to success! xx

  • No wonder you love them Bev, they look fabulous on you ?. Great tips too, thanks.

    • Oh Jan thank you ever so much…I guess I embrace them even more because of their thigh enhancing magic! xx