How To Wear Wide Leg Pants (Plus Size)

Hey curvy girls all over the world,

One of fall’s popular trends are wide leg pants and for good reason. For the past couple of years fashion has been stuck on skinny leg, peg leg, and cigarette trousers. While I am personally a fan of those leg styles, I for one am definitely in need for something different and refreshing. Wide leg pants are just that. On the fall 2015 runways we saw wide leg pants from designers like Balmain. I remember seeing a black and gold striped suit with wide leg pants from the popular designer.


Balmain Fall 2015

Celine also showed a pair of camel colored extreme wide leg pants paired with a black sweater.


Celine Fall 2015

Even stylish celebrities like Solange have been road testing the trend.


Now, I know what you’re probably thinking, as a plus size girl, can you really wear wide leg pants. The answer is ABSOLUTELY. Most women fear wide leg pants because they think its going to make them look bigger. With the right top and shoe pairing, wide leg pants can look fantastic on curvy figures. I for one have dabbled with the 70’s style quite a few times (see HERE). Finding the right pair of wide leg pants for my shape has taken a little trial and error. However, I have some easy universal tips for you to use in helping you find the right pair for your shape.

What To Look For

-Length is important when wearing wide leg pants. The rule of thumb is that wide leg pants should hit past your ankle grazing the toe of your shoe. Floor grazing styles are even better. (in my opinion). 

-Find wide leg pants that fit the largest part of your body. If you’re hippy make sure the pants are not pulling and gaping around your hips or near the crotch.

-Plus size girls should look for thicker fabrics like a woven fabric.

-Wide leg pants should neatly drape over your curves, so if you have to size up, that’s okay. The goal is to get the best looking fit.

-Since wide leg pants have a full relaxed cut, try wearing it with a fitted top or a sleek jacket. It creates a streamlined look and a fitted top balances out the full wide leg.

Instead of writing you another list on what to wear them with, I thought I would share with you some fashion bloggers who have been down with the wide leg pant trend. There’s nothing better than seeing trends on women you can relate to.

Rochelle from Beauticurve shows us how to wear wide leg pants to work. She chose a classic tie neck blouse in stripes for an office chic look. 


Jeniese from The Jenesaisquoi created a dashing wide leg pant look by pairing a yelllow pair of wide leg pants from Lane Bryant (sold out) with a white cape. This works because the cape skims over her and actually creates a nice balanced look.


On The Q Train rocked a casual wide leg pant look by pairing her wide leg pants with a black crop top and platform heels.


Georgette from Grown And Curvy Woman takes the same pair of yellow wide leg pants from Lane Bryant and paired it with a striped crop top, and a denim dress worn as a duster.


So, you have been equipped with fit tips and styling tips, now its time for you to try a pair of wide leg pants. I have found quite a few snazzy pairs. Check them out below.


Will you be trying the wide leg pant trend?


  1. June 5, 2018 / 12:29 am

    Yes, I will be trying wide legged pants real sooon!!

    • alissa
      June 6, 2018 / 6:18 pm

      I hope you like them

  2. June 22, 2018 / 4:23 am

    Thank you for this. I was really struggling with my decision to wear Wide Leg Pants for my Graduation.

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