Go Vintage with the High Waisted Pants :
The wide legged pants go way back in the 1920’s, when they were initially worn as lounge pants. Remember the silky loose pants worn by the glamorous women looking all sultry in their abode!? The silky pants worn with velvet or silk jackets was the lounge look of the famous stars and it caught the fashion wave and women started wearing them to holidays too. In the 1930’s this lounge attire moved to the beach and was modified as the beach pyjamas printed in floral patterns.
In the mid 1930’s, the style was reformed to the widest pleated pants ever worn. Top and Pant sets with matching belts came in vogue followed by jumpsuits in the late 1930’s. The trend continued through every decade …….peaking in the 1970’s with the rise of boho hippie culture – which brought a revival of the wide legged bell bottoms back from the 1930’s.
An Evolution of lounge pants could be seen prominently taking it a notch above with the flashy buttons in the front adding much statement to the look.
These pants have made a comeback with amazing weaves. They are present in different fabrics -from linen, cotton, wool etc. Wide legged pants are perfect for leisure wear. The one’s I am wearing particularly are very casual ones with pockets. To add some vibrance to the boring grey, I teamed a colourful striped top. You can also wear these grey pants with a classic white shirt, or a white shirt with the balloon sleeves or colourful tops to get a perky disposition.
These pleated wide legged pants are comfortable and breathable. I like the detailing of the belt on the waist, which gives more character to my pants. Similar pants in Wool and checks look super fashionable in the Fall Season with a well cut jacket. The cut and fabric change the dynamics of a garment phenomenally.
The wide legged pants are a statement in itself, so grab them now and team them with t-shirts, shirts, fun accessories like bracelets and sunnies. The wide legged pants look great with the wedge pumps or flats ….depending on your look and comfort. I have mine ready for fall as well……what about you?
Photographer : Natasha Adnani