Palazzo pants: comfortably chic for the summers
Palazzo pants might have been in vogue last year, but there is no harm done in borrowing the yesteryear’s fashion in order to battle the hot summer months. Palazzo pants are still seen being worn by many women because of how incredibly comfortable they are, and because of how perfect they are for the warm seasons. These pants are light, airy and chic, and hence, are the ultimate summer pants!
Palazzo pants came out during the sixties and seventies. They were a lighter version of the bell-bottom pants, which were tight till the knees, and would slowly flare out after that. But palazzo pants start flaring from the hip itself, and they go down to the ankles. They flare up so much, that from afar, they almost look like skirts.
Generally, these pants are made of lighter materials, such as chiffon, cotton and crepe, but people have started experimenting quite heavily with these unique pants. So get yourself a few pairs in various materials, colours and prints, and your summer wardrobe will be almost complete. This season, opt for bright pastels if you want to go in for single-coloured palazzos. Tangerine, peach, light-blue, sea green, lemon yellow and a moss are some very attractive shades for your palazzos. These colours will also keep in tune with the summer palette, and will be easy on the eyes, without being boring.
Printed Palazzos are also very attractive choices. Go for a couple of geometric prints, or polka dotted pants. Big floral prints will also look very feminine and bold, and kitschy prints can be an option for the more edgy fashion sensibility. Pair up your pants with solid-coloured, well fitting tops, or with printed ones. Make sure that the tops are always well-fitted, otherwise, the general effect may end up looking dowdy.
The well-flared palazzos can be worn with solid shades of leotards, or with a white shirt tucked in. Play around with different textures and prints, and make sure the tops are not flared, even at the sleeves. These pants are so attractive in themselves, that accessorizing may not even be necessary, but belts help enhance the effect of these pants. Thin belts looped around the waist will make the outfit look very chic and will maximize the flare of the pants.
One should never opt for A-line tops. Peplum tops or balloon tops with these pants. The top-wear should be strictly well-fitted. Also, make sure that the pants are long enough to cover your feet. These pants look awkward if they are not that long. A good pair of boots or peep-toes are the perfect kinds of shoes for these beauties. Make sure you do not skimp on the kind of shoes you wear with these pants. Slip into a pair of good-looking wedges after wearing your palazzo pants, and watch heads turn.
The key to wearing palazzo pants right, is to know what to pair them up with. These pants leave plently of room for innovation, and they are available in many materials, colours and prints, catering to various kinds of styles. So go ahead, and pick up a few pairs pertaining to your own personal style. Whether it be feminine or edgy, androgynous or bohemian, palazzos are the perfect pick to fight the heat and look good while at it.