Palazzo Pants are a huge trend at the moment. It is a trend with deep vintage roots as these were very popular in the 1930s and then again in 60’s worn by rich glamorous women all over Europe. Palazzo pants are elegant and feminine and, because of their wide leg and light fabric, they’re perfect for keeping you cool on hot summer days. Palazzos are easy to pull-on and go, provide balance and flatter wider thighs and hips, and create the illusion of a maxi skirt while keeping the freedom of pants intact. An ideal pair of Palazzos should skim the floor with heels on. Wear fitted tops or tuck your top in when wearing Palazzos as ithelps your hips and thighs look slimmer while elongating your legs. Your tops can be colorful to balance the look. Wear wedges heels to add height. Accessorize with contrasting jewelry for jazzing up the outfit. This is a must-try style trend this season. You must remember a few smart tricks to up your style quotient. Palazzos are bottom-heavy since they flare out from the knees below, so keep the top you’re wearing light and well-fitting. Here are some tips on choosing the right palazzo for you. Fabric Pick the right fabric and color for the look you want to achieve. For a feminine look opt for silks and chiffons in pretty pastels. Stiff fabrics such as linen and cotton work if you are aiming for a chic and sharp/work look. The trick is with getting the right fabric for each occasion. It would be disastrous to wear a floral chiffon palazzo pant to work. Choose the right waist High-waisted pants should be worn with shorter tops or tops tucked in and longer tops with low-waisted pants. Prints Matter Avoid smaller prints and opt for bold prints or no prints at all. To play safe pick solid colors in light shades. Length The ideal length of a palazzo is floor-skimming even when you’re wearing heels. Styling your Palazzo. -Neutral chic This is best when you’re afraid to experiment. Pair colored palazzos with either white, nude or black to be safe. -Simple tank and floral palazzo. Pair your printed palazzo pants with an easy tank in a solid color. -With Blazer Go a lil bit formal by throwing on a structured blazer on your palazzo (try linen/cotton) pants. -Crop top This is always an option if you have washboard abs. -Chambray Shirt Here’s another reason to wear your favorite denim shirt. -Feminine tops This can be perfect work wear attire if paired with solid colored tailored palazzos. -Accentuate your waist with a belt This will give the illusion of a very small waist. -Girly Glam These pants can also work for a girl’s night out situation. Just pair your palazzo with heavy sequins and sparkles and sky high heels. Don’t forget the bold lip color -Color block for a serious style statement Accessorize Pair with statement necklaces and clutch bags to attain the ultimate chic looks. It is always advisable to wear heels with the palazzo but if you’re tall naturally, you can skip the heels if yourpalazzo covers your feet. But if you’re on the petit side, heels are compulsory. They make the palazzo elongate your legs thereby giving an illusion of height. Make up Keep the make-up simple with warm and neutral color palette to allow your statement trousers to stand out. Confidence The trick to looking as fab as these ladies is confidence. Put on a pair of sunglasses, raise your head up and walk tall with your palazzo. Written By: joy adegboye
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