Now that the never ending summer months is upon us, it is time to put away the thick denims and go for something that is definitely breezier and loose fitting enough to help tackle the heat and humidity of summer. So my advice would be to stock up on summer friendly wide leg pants or palazzo’s!

Tips to Wear Palazzo Pants

So, how would you best carry off the palazzo pants this summer?


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Given the volume and structure of the wide leg pants or palazzos, it is indeed a wardrobe classic for you! In a world where the skinny jeans seem to rule the roost, the palazzo pants are certainly the perfect lounge wear pants that can turn heads whether worn casually or with a complete formal look.

What is important to remember with the high waisted wide leg trousers or the palazzo pants is that it is very important to balance the voluminous look with fitted and short on top.

  • A few basic tips to keep in mind while choosing your ‘palazzo look’.
  • Agreed that not all of us are blessed with those never ending legs, so to ‘lengthen’ those props make sure the hem of your wide leg pants cover the shoes, almost entirely but not going all the way to sweeping the floor.
  • Take a good critical look at your body shape, if you do not know it already, before you invest in a pair of palazzos. Most of us are blessed with a luscious booty, so go on and make that work in your favour. Pick a high waisted pair of wide leg pants with pant legs that are in line with the hips and not narrower or way too much broader. That way you land up elongating your figure rather than broadening it.
  • Remember girls, pleats on your wide leg pants or palazzos are a complete “No-No”. Just as the large showy pockets that may look fancy but only land up making you look wider.
  • Sky is the limit, so to speak, where your footwear goes with your palazzos – be they heels or platform wedges.
  • Make sure you put away those oversized loose tops and go with fitted slim look to balance the volume of the wide legs of your palazzos. This will help accentuate your waist. But if you are hankering to match your favourite oversized blouse for your next outing in your palazzos, make sure you add a slim belt to highlight the waist.

Okay, so now that you have the basic summer fashion tips at hand, let us help you decode the ‘Palazzo Look’ for you:

The ‘girls day out’ look


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What can beat an all white look on a summer’s day? Spaghetti strapped crop top to match the volume of your wide leg pants makes for an enviably chic look while keeping your cool too!

For the Formal Office Look That Spells Classy

A gorgeous midnight blue pair of high waisted palazzos teamed with a fitting white tank top and topped with a mid waist fitted jacket…. Girl, you couldn’t do better than that look at work today! The best thing about this attire is that you can carry on this boardroom day look straight onto evening cocktails to celebrate the deal you just finalised…. Best accessories would be just your dress watch and simple yet classy studs in your ears!

Wow at the Movie and Dinner Look

How often have you obsessed over just what to wear for a movie and dinner evening out? Not in a mood for dresses … well, this all black svelte look should make hearts stop when you step out. Perfectly tailored high waist palazzo’s teamed with a fitted long sleeved body-con top… makes you look like a million bucks.. and why-ever not? Your legs look never ending and you cannot look trimmer than this! It’s the beauty of the colour and cuts, ladies!!! You could pair this with the pearl choker your mum gave and you weren’t sure if it would work for you. A small purse clutched and you are ready to go rock the evening!

The Petit Lace Look

If you are a true blue lace kinda girl, this look should get you excited. A long sleeved fitted lace top with your wide leg pants is the perfect summer’s day look, no matter what the occasion. So go for it!


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The Gorgeous Beach Cover Up


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Beaches are synonymous with the summer months, so why not team your printed palazzos with your beach wear as the perfect cover up?

Sexy Off Shoulder Summer Babe



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Set the temperatures soaring with your new summer buy you’ve been dying to show off! The off shoulder crop top… teamed with the chic summer missy hat and those gorgeous high waist wide leg pants!

Tailored yet Unconventional Formal Palazzo Look

Would you believe that the soft leather belted look with your tailored wide leg pant suit would help make heads turn?? Try it when you want to mix that slightly unconventional look with a formal pair of pant suit.

Can’t Do Without Your Denim Shirt

So you have this lovely pair of printed palazzos you’ve worn with tank tops and still looking to try a new look… why not team with your fave fitted denim shirt and give it a go? Trust your instincts and bring you’re a-game attitude!

Semi Formal Afternoon Look in Palazzo’s


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A pretty pair of tiny polka dotted wide leg pants and loose fitted top is the perfect way to stay cool and breezy for a later afternoon shindig. But what can make the look somewhat formal to rush to a possible meet-and-greet over coffee would be top team the look with a short fitted summer jacket. Feminine, summery and yet semi formal enough to look classy!

For That Grunge Mood


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Oh I have those days quite often, when the mood is just grungy. And yet style is important too, right? So team your formal black high waist palazzos in a layered look with long loose fitting round neck tees over an equally loose tank top that peeps out from below to complete the grunge look. The look is complete with your Goth bracelets or chunky silver bangles. This to me is the perfect Goth rock chick look that is stylish enough to make heads turn!

Not Quite Culottes nor Palazzos

So you have these amazing pair of wide leg pants that do not quite conform to the set norms of culottes or palazzos… Look for a well tailored long wide striped jacket to go with it! And yes, since your feet will show, make sure you ‘oomph’ the look with your sexiest pair of high heels and large purse to match! A look to die for indeed!

The Anti-Fit Mood

A classic khaki loose shirt thrown over your wide leg palazzos may not fit into the basic idea of ‘how to wear your palazzos’ .. but some days are just like that! So embrace it and classy up the look with a heavy statement necklace instead.

Embrace summers in Indo-Western Style

Crisp white long kurta .. like really long… teamed with a loose pair of palazzos .. You will radiate comfort and cool in this look.

A Day in the Sun


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If you thought high waisted extra wide leg pants are in fashion only lately… you could not be more wrong! The 70s Hollywood glitterati styled it with over sized sun hats and fitted tank tops too… all for a day in the sun. So, go retro with your look this summer and bring back that look!

The perfect Corset team up


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For that sexy corset top that you bought simply because it looked so sexy? Well, why not try it out with your high waisted wide leg pants this summer. After all you can never go wrong with this summer look, can you? Very chic and so comfortable.

Choose Your Footwear Wisely

Since these are extra long pants, palazzos are best worn with high heels and platform shoes. And of course since most of the time your shoes are bound to remain hidden under the pants, make sure you wear something that will make a statement in itself! You could always wear completely contrasting colours or matching … as long as it gives you the elegance and height you portray with your look.

Celeb Spotting

Agreeably most of our fashion ideas come from what our favourite celebrity was last seen in… be that as it may be that they are sometimes trendsetters in fashion or that they take a new look and take it to the next level with smart styling and oodles of attitude.

Celebs Wearing Palazzos Pants

So let us see how our celebs are wearing their palazzos


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Our very own Deepika Padukone seemingly cannot put a wrong foot forward these days with her clothes. Especially in this lovely printed bodycon top and white high waist palazzos.


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People world over have held the former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama as an exemplary fashion icon…. So here she is in an extra wide pair of palazzos teamed with a eye-let cut body top on her outing on The Late Show.


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Selena Gomez hot-stepped it in a short fitted halter crop top paired with her high waist palazzos.


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While I may not be overly fond of Kylie Jenner, but I certainly like her style outings. Here she is in casual belted at the waist wide leg palazzos with crop top and nude pumps …. Love how the clean fresh look is perfect for summers anywhere…!

So, go on and indulge yourself with palazzos and find your perfect look!

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