Saturday, March 5, 2011

W is for Wide-Leg Trousers

Hello Everyone! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend week so far! :) Today I am sharing another excerpt from the book The One Hundred by Nina Garcia..."A Guide To The Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own." It shares the A-Z staples each woman should have in her wardrobe, and today we are continuing on with the letter W. :)

W is for Wide-Leg Trousers:

Ms. Garcia writes:

"We owe a debt of gratitude to Katharine Hepburn for the wide-leg trouser. They offer freedom of movement and are glamorous. A combination that is rare indeed. The story goes that in 1938, when she was filming Bringing Up Baby, Hepburn continually wore pants on set. When the executives asked her to stop, she refused. Then one day, her trousers disappeared from her dressing room. Katharine, unruffled, walked around the set in her underwear, until her pants were returned. Katharine, along with Marlene Dietrich (see Tuxedo Jacket, #88)were the forerunners in setting down what garments to steal from the men...and how to never let men steal those items back from you."

"I like to move fast, and wearing high heels was tough, and low heels with a skirt is unattractive. So pants took over."~~Katharine Hepburn~~


*Only wear wide-legged styles with something fitted on top, to balance off the bulk on bottom.

*Look for a pair with a cuff, and leave the hemline a little longtoo short is not a good look!

*A flat front is more flattering than pleats.

*Be careful of pocket placement—you don't want flaps on your hips, otherwise it will widen instead of slim your hips.

*Try them in black, white, camel, or pinstripe for the most enduring styles.

(All the information above is from the book.)

Wide-leg trousers can be found just about anywhere and everywhere right are a handful currently being offered:

How do you feel about wide-leg trousers? Do you wear them? If not, are you planning to try a pair? Please do share! :)

Have a beautiful and blessed day!



  1. Count me in! I love the wide leg trend. I am looking at the Gap pair you linked to. It looks like the perfect work pant.

    I am so wearing the wide leg trend this yeaR!!!!
    it was about time!

  3. Thanks for stopping by Desert Flower and C! I also absolutely love wide legs! I have numerous pairs that I've been wearing the past couple of years...actually wore wide-legs the past couple of days. They are so comfy and flattering. :)

    Have a great day!

  4. I LOVE the story about Katherine. We owe her for sticking up for what she felt comfortable in! I'm all in for the wide leg pants. In fact I skipped the skinny Jean phase so I guess I was always a wideleg fan.

  5. I adore the wide leg and have a pair in dark denim but every time I put them on, I feel overwhelmed. FFM, I would love for you to share some suggestions on what fitted tops to wear with this trend.

  6. MeganCrew: Thank you for stopping by! :)

    Erika: I would be more than happy to share some tops to go with wide-leg jeans. I'll work on it this week and try to get it up in a post soon. :)