Would You Wear It?Wide Leg Pants

Would You Wear It?Wide Leg Pants

Happy Saturday and welcome to the weekend! My celebration started early when my daughter flew in to visit for a few days. There is no one I’d rather shop with so we hit the mall yesterday for a marathon shopping adventure and boy did we ever have fun! More on that later.

It’s time for would you wear it. Each Saturday Pam Lutrell of Over50Feeling40 and I share a mannequin we’ve seen and ask if you would wear what she’s modeling.

We do this to better understand what you, our readers, think of certain styles and what styles you might enjoy wearing. If you tell me “that’s horrible” or “that’s great”, I learn nothing so please explain why you would or would not wear something as it relates to your personal style. If you’re not sure why you wouldn’t wear something, please share that too. Other comments may help make it clearer for you.

So tell me, ladies, why would you wear this as it relates to your body, shape or lifestyle? If you wouldn’t wear it please share with the same criteria.


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Now lets pop over and see what Pam’s manequin is wearing here.

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  1. September 15, 2018 / 4:18 am

    I really like the tweed skirt…not sure about the same tweed jacket. I’d prefer it with a cardigan belted perhaps in a”color” that brightens it a bit. I would make use of that skirt with tights, boots or even a low cut loafer…would have to see on shoes by trying a few on. The wide leg trouser outfit is just okay. Not my taste but could see this on a taller girl…Im 5 ft 4.

  2. Lori
    September 15, 2018 / 4:23 am

    I rocked those back in the 70’s (they were called gauchos then)! If I was very thin like I was then, I would probably wear them. I’ve put on a few pounds over the years and am only 5’4″ so I think they would make me look short and dumpy now. So this look is a big “no” for now!

    • Susan
      September 15, 2018 / 4:33 am

      It was 1972 and the night of the school disco and like you I ‘rocked’ a pair of gauchos, but I was 15 and weighed 98 pounds. Fast forward 40 years and I would look more like I was off ‘my rocker’ if I wore ‘gauchos’ again as I am no longer 98pounds. Yet, I attended a fashion parade the other night and the (middle aged and not so svelte) models did wear wide leg trousers and looked fantastic, but the fabric was soft and more relaxed than the above tweed pair.

      • Jennifer
        September 16, 2018 / 5:30 am

        I was at that same disco party Susan, but I was wearing Frye knee-high boots with my gauchos and thought I was the cat’s meow 😉

  3. September 15, 2018 / 4:31 am

    I love the wide leg pants. I think they look good with heels and boots

  4. Linda Phelps
    September 15, 2018 / 4:34 am

    Since I am also 5’4” (& not as thin as I used to be!), I would pass in the trousers. I like the tweed skirt & jacket and would wear this outfit with boots & tights. I’m not sure about the vest underneath—would need to see it in person.

  5. Rebecca Husak
    September 15, 2018 / 4:37 am

    Like the previous commenters, I am 5’4” and have put on weight as the years have gone by, but I love wide legged pants! I enjoy the skirt like silouette, and find them to be a more polished alternative to jeans. They have the added bonus of being very comfortable as well!

  6. Tricia
    September 15, 2018 / 5:39 am

    Yes to both outfits. I have a black pair of Eileen Fisher cropped wide legs, a little above the ankle so slightly longer than those pictured.. Despite being 5’4′ and 25 lbs heavier than ideal, I love them!

  7. September 15, 2018 / 5:39 am

    I love the look, but unfortunately my curvy body does not. Proportions would be off and make me look larger. I do like the tweed jacket and my eye went right to it. Would really like it with jeans! Thanks Jennifer…fun as always

    • Jennifer
      September 16, 2018 / 5:27 am

      Always fun my friend!xx

  8. Cindy
    September 15, 2018 / 5:56 am

    I like the outfit on the left. I think the long vest makes it interesting. But I’d probably ad a solid color blouse to liven it up. The cropped wide leg pants are not good for me proportionally, I think I would just look short & fat in them, so that’s a no.

  9. Mary K Havelka
    September 15, 2018 / 6:02 am

    Like the wide leg pants on right with the blouse and jacket. However, all these neutrals would absolutely wash me away. Would like the jacket in a solid color (burgundy or colorful tweed) with the charcoal or black pants and blouse in a hue to coordinate the whole ensemble. Yes, I also remember them as Gauchos! Don’t care for the black/white outfit on left; too mousy.

  10. Cyndi
    September 15, 2018 / 6:19 am

    The mix-and match potential is appealing and I like the colors and fabrics! But, these seem ‘re-run’ or ‘vintage’ to me; sometimes when you’ve worn something once, it doesn’t appeal as much. I’m not sure they’d look good on me (one of those decisions when I’d need an honest friend or family member in the dressing room with me).. if I were taller, younger, more slender, I’d be more tempted. But I could definitely see some of the individual pieces fitting into my wardrobe

  11. Sue G
    September 15, 2018 / 6:56 am

    I like the tweed outfit- updated classy. Great for the office, Sunday service, or a presentation in front of the higher ups. I’ve tried wearing the cropped wide leg pants and they don’t work for my body type. The style accentuates my shorter frame and makes me look too boxy and wide. Having a lighter color top breaks up the line too. This mannequin’s style would not work for me.

  12. Brenda
    September 15, 2018 / 6:56 am

    Yes, I would want to wear the trousers outfit. A wide leg with a high waist is my preferred cut, and a loose but shapely top is always on my list. I am 5’10” and can never find pants the right length–being too long or short, so my concern would be that they’re too short on me for fall.

  13. Elaine
    September 15, 2018 / 6:57 am

    Definitely wouldn’t wear the wide leg pants- I prefer a more tailored look. I am a bit thin and think these would look sloppy on me.
    I do love the skirt and jacket-I think the blouse should be Prettier in a color.

  14. Catherine
    September 15, 2018 / 6:58 am

    I can only wish to wear this one. It just would not be right for my body type. Love the look on others. As for the skirt outfit I would wear it happily. The whole thing I love it all and think it would suit me well.

  15. Mary K
    September 15, 2018 / 7:15 am

    I like the outfit on right with wide leg pants, blouse and jacket. However, these neutrals would wash me away. So I would wear if jacket was a burgundy or blue or tweed in colorful hues with a coordinating colored blouse. Love the pants in charcoal or black (I also remember the Gauchos) with black or grey booties. Not crazy about the other outfit in black & white. I did notice that both outfits look interchangeable!

  16. Katie
    September 15, 2018 / 7:27 am

    I am happy to see wider leg pants as they look better on me and I don’t like how I look in the narrow leg /leggings. That being said, the length would not be flattering so I would prefer ankle or full length. Been there with gauchos as others have commented.

  17. Diana
    September 15, 2018 / 7:28 am

    I like everything except the wide legged crop pants. The pants look like they can’t make up their mind if they want to be gaucho pants or trouser pants when they grow up. Also, would not be a good look on my body shape. I love tweed, the Channel look, but for me, I mix it, I rarely wear a matching jacket and skirt together. Mostly because I live a more casual life style. All of the pieces I would wear, (except those pants), just mixed in a different way.

  18. Debbie Davis
    September 15, 2018 / 7:35 am

    Good Morning Jennifer, I would not wear the wide leg pants since my legs are wide already – no need to add more bulk! I would not wear the tweed skirt, but only because of the tenth…otherwise with additional length I would wear it. The tweed jacket is gorgeous and would wear it with a chambray shirt and a great pair of jeans. Love that!! I purchased a similar one from Talbots recently!! Happy Weekend!!

    • Jennifer
      September 16, 2018 / 5:24 am

      I love that mix of chambray with tweed. High low combo’s make dressier things wearable for casual lifestyles. Happy weekend to you too

  19. Shari
    September 15, 2018 / 7:41 am

    Sure I’d wear these pants. I’m tall and like the look. I’ve worn this style in other decades.
    What shoes, though?

  20. Eileen
    September 15, 2018 / 7:52 am

    No to the pants and skirt too thick for my liking. I don’t wear black, I do wear ivory, so I like the colors of the jacket/ top, but the new longer jackets don’t work on a pear shape, they are too straight.

  21. Joanna
    September 15, 2018 / 8:40 am

    I want to try the cropped pant look as I love it on other fashionistas. You didn’t know that about me, did you? Lol
    I think the cropped pant looks best with a heel. Sadly, I can’t wear them anymore, I do love the look. I would not pair it with the bow blouse or blazer. I think those two pieces date the look. I’d rock it with a cropped leather jacket instead.
    The tweed skirt is cute as is the jacket but I wouldn’t wear the two together. I would pair the jacket with jeans or a pencil skirt though. I love the fray detail on the Chanel look jacket. It’s a fresh, more casual take on a classic. The skirt would be a little short on my 5’8” body with long legs. Those days are long past. So, it would be a pass.
    Certainly lots to play with in these two outfits.
    Don’t you love it when your daughter surprises you by flying in to spend the weekend. I love mother/ daughter time. Have a fun one!

    • Jennifer
      September 16, 2018 / 5:22 am

      It’s been the best time!! It was too short but fabulous

  22. Janet
    September 15, 2018 / 9:02 am

    I would wear the tweed outfit exactly as shown or in various combinations. The skirt might be a bit short so maybe the tall length would work. I don’t understand the other outfit at all. The length of the pants would cut off the leg, making me seem short, and combined with the shapeless jacket and lack of waist definition, my body would be totally lost in this.

  23. Carole Mauro
    September 15, 2018 / 9:11 am

    Love the wide leg pants but they are screaming for a shorter almost cropped top or
    Moto jacket with a heel!

    • Jennifer
      September 16, 2018 / 5:17 am

      Thanks Carole…I see your vision for them too

  24. Terry
    September 15, 2018 / 9:14 am

    I would love to acquire a whole wardrobe of wide-legged, tailored trousers (Hepburn style), but NOT cropped! I wish there were options for those of us who prefer full length, but I can’t find them except for designer versions that are out of my budget.

  25. September 15, 2018 / 9:37 am

    No, I would not wear either outfit. I would however, possibly wear some of the individual pieces. I recently purchased a pair of wide-legged trousers and find them very comfortable and a good look on me. I am 5’6″ with rather long thin legs. I like the texture of these so might look at them twice. I do not ever wear a bow-tie neckline blouse so that’s out. The blazer is good. Now the other outfit as featured is over the top – just too many pieces together. I might would wear the jacket and the vest, but not together.

  26. Ann
    September 15, 2018 / 9:40 am

    Actually, I purchased a pair of navy crepe just below the knee length wide leg trousers recently. They are very versatile and quite comfortable.

  27. September 15, 2018 / 10:36 am

    I like all the pieces of the outfit on the left and can definitely see myself wearing them. I’m uncertain about the pants though. I’m tall and thin, so they might look okay on me, but I absolutely would not wear the blouse or the blazer. They look old and uninspiring. I would probably try on the pants with something less drab looking.

  28. Connie
    September 15, 2018 / 10:40 am

    Reading your discussion makes me want to try the pants but I would normally not be attracted to them in the store. This is why I like your “would you wear it” feature. I try to avoid that length. Although my legs are lean, I still feel that I’m cutting them off with pants or skirts that end in the middle of my calf. I do love both jackets and would wear either but not with the bottoms. The tweed is particularly attractive if it wouldn’t add to much bulk to my bustline.

    • Jennifer
      September 16, 2018 / 5:15 am

      I love the discussion too Connie. It’s a great community

  29. Kay
    September 15, 2018 / 11:15 am

    I don’t like tweed. Never have. Don’t ask me why. I do have a wool allergy, but that’s not the reason. I have a similar aversion to cable knits (but I digress.) The pants are what I called “coulottes” back when I was young. I recall a pair in orange double knit that I wore with my brown patent go-go boots. I would wear them again, perhaps in a solid neutral and paired with some knee-high, low-heeled boots.

    • Jennifer
      September 16, 2018 / 5:14 am

      I had those same culottes Kay but my go-go boots were white 😉

  30. Becky
    September 15, 2018 / 11:19 am

    The wide legged pants would not be a good look on my short chubby legs.

  31. beth byrd
    September 15, 2018 / 12:11 pm

    Love the fabrics here! They have beautiful color and texture! The jackets are great for me … but the pants need to be full length for me — I’m 5’4″ (with a long torso) so I can’t wear those cropped pants. I’d wear the skirt with dark tights.

    Overall, I’d say this is a win!!

  32. L H Carter
    September 15, 2018 / 12:35 pm

    No thank you to both. Drab and wilted as if old lettuce was a fabric. But maybe it the tweed textured fabric was in the wide cropped pants, I would like it.

  33. Anon
    September 15, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    Would I wear the outfit on the right? Yes. I have the height to carry it off. This would suit my narrow waist, and triangle figure. The trick is to try the pants on, and see if the length and width is balanced on the body. I prefer this kind of pant with a flat menswesr-inspired shoe like a loafer. Knee-high boots also work in colder weather, in a riding boot style (thus, the former name od “gaucho” pants, because that is the look). I don’t know about wearing chunky-heeled booties with this kind of pant…haven’t tried it yet. Gray is a fall-winter favorite color for me.

    Sometimes I think of this style of pant as a skirt alternative, not a pant.

    • Jennifer
      September 16, 2018 / 5:13 am

      That’s an interesting way to think of these wide pants, thanks for sharing that

  34. September 15, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    No I would not wear these! I am only 5′ 5″ with short legs, and wide hips. these would make me look even wider!

  35. Mary
    September 15, 2018 / 3:57 pm

    I would wear the tweed outfit on the left. Cute. Those wide flood pants on the right – no thanks.

    • Barbara Crowley
      September 15, 2018 / 4:38 pm

      Yes to both outfits. Even though I am not tall and thin, I think the wide pants are not TOO wide to look trim. I do not like the very wide pants, too much like the 70’s. Also, I like the tweed and would wear it because I like it.

      • Jennifer
        September 16, 2018 / 5:11 am

        The very best reason to wear something, Barbara, “because you like it”!! Awesome

  36. Joanna
    September 15, 2018 / 5:04 pm

    Me again! I went to the Ann Tailor site. The grey pants are a better length on the model, ending just above the ankle which is your narrowest part of the leg. I think in this type of pant some tailoring might be required on an individual basis so they hit you at the best length. Showing a little ankle is a feminine touch. I really like this new trend and have a couple of evening pants that I am going to take to my seamstress to have them shortened. I know at 5’8” I can rock this trend! I do hope I don’t drive the men crazy with my lovely ankles. ????

    • Jennifer
      September 16, 2018 / 5:10 am

      I hope you do drive the men crazy with your gorgeous ankles, Joanna:) Go for it!

  37. Katrina
    September 15, 2018 / 5:29 pm

    Nope – the cropped wide leg cuts the leg in half – makes even the model look stumpy. Not slim & sheek, but goofy, as if the maker ran out of fabric.

  38. Pat
    September 15, 2018 / 6:43 pm

    I think you have to be tall and thin to pull off this gaucho look. I like the width of the trouser, but I would want it to break on the top of my shoe. I love the long sashes that are back for blouses especially paired with a menswear/tailored pant and jacket.. The length helps to break the line across the waist and make me look taller and slimmer. It may even disguise my ever increasing bust. I would like a second opinion on that point.

  39. September 16, 2018 / 3:43 pm

    What a fun post! I’d wear the tweed skirt or jacket but not together. I’m not sure about the wide leg pants. I’m petite and haven’t tried those yet. They look a bit too heavy for me.

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