Perhaps as a reaction to the ubiquitous skinny of last season we see the resurgence of the wide leg jean. Can I just say, â€œYay!â€ I do own skinnies but it takes some advanced styling to make them work when you arenâ€™t quite so skinny yourself. The new wider cut of jeans helps balance out most body types and is a more forgiving silhouette.
The new wider cuts come in several versions. A trouser cut jean will skim the hip and end in a wider width than usual. Dramatic, sweepingly uber wide cuts are also springing up. Find a happy medium because the uber wide variety will increase the bulk of your suitcase and may be a little less than utilitarian while traveling.
If you decide to sport the wide leg remember to keep your tops somewhat slim to balance the look. For example, donâ€™t pair wide leg jeans with a trapeze top because volume + volume doesnâ€™t work. A fitted tee, slim-cut blouse, structured oxford, or slim cut cardigan work well.