It's all about Palazzo Pants...

Style Theory: The Palazzo Pant, released every year but is having a real moment this summer...perfect for warm summer evenings, floaty, cool and undeniably comfortable.  

After a spring in skinny and boyfriend jeans there is a need for something cooler, a trouser that is loose but still looks good and not like pyjamas, step forward the palazzo pant. I love the fact you can wear these trousers during the day, perfect for a picnic, comfy to sit in and you can pull the trouser leg up to catch a few rays but do not have to bare your legs whilst walking around if you are not so keen on your legs like me...

Here are a few ideas from the catwalk (palazzo trousers were seen dominating the autumn/winter 2014 catwalks) and from the street stylers:

As palazzo pants are very loose and flowy you need to keep your top close fitting and structured - 
A top in a scuba/neoprene fabric works well as it holds it's shape and is extremely structured.
Or a top with a structured detail at the top:
Zara Halter Top £25.99
Or buy a palazzo pant jumpsuit..easy to wear, no matching needed.
Add a denim jacket or a tailored blazer that fits in at the waist and sits at the top of your hips to keep the silhouette of the trouser long and lean.
Wear with heels if possible, they will elongate your legs.

Now for the best on the high street:

Zara Flowy Studio Trousers £39.99

Zara Silver Flounce Top Jumpsuit £49.99

Zara Long Sheer Jumpsuit £49.99

Ganni Nalini Jumpsuit @Anthropologie now £102.85

Anthropologie Jody Crossed Jumpsuit £138
Topshop Folk Print Wide leg Trousers £50

DP Lily Palazzo Trousers £26
Warehouse Multi Palazzo Trouser now £25
H&M Wide Satin Trousers £14.99
H&M Wide Trousers £29.99

Me in my Zara jumpsuit (as above), it is so comfortable, loose and cool. I think I am going to have to get it taken up to wear with flat gold sandals on holiday as it will be more practical for catching Jack when he makes a run for it out of a restaurant, but before that I am wearing it with heels at it is a more flattering look:

 And with a denim jacket and my trainers...not as flattering but far more practical for chasing after the kids..will be visiting the dry cleaners soon to get them taken up.

So are you finding the Palazzo pant a perfect summer trouser? Do you already have some hidden in your wardrobe?

As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time, Frances x


  1. I adore Palazzo pants. I had a pair of navy and cream ones a few years ago and was gutted when the silk seams rotted. These days I'm struggling to wear them, a thicker waist and the volume around the legs somehow make me look bigger than I really am. But you on the other hand, look fantastic. Yup should be at the top of your post with the other glamorous Pinterest girls xx

  2. You look gorgeous Frances that jumpsuit is fab. I haven't worn wide leg pants for some time but do have a pair of Levi's which aren't really jeans as they are a really soft fabric and wide legged which I always wore in summer, I doubt they still fit but I might get them out and give them a go after reading this. I love that Anthropolgie cropped jumpsuit, that would be good for a wedding for someone who wants something different x

  3. Your jumpsuit is gorgeous! Yes take it up so you can wear more with flats - it's too good just for heels!

  4. Love it! Just ordered it! ��

  5. Love the scarf print ones Frances and the Anthro peach one - that's cool! You are looking fabulous in yours - have a great weekend x

  6. Loving that look on you. I used to wear palazzos a lot back in the day, but I'm so used to skinnies now, that all that fabric seems strange around my leg. But for summer hols there is nothing better than a pair of palazzos and a vest top!

  7. Loving that look on you. I used to wear palazzos a lot back in the day, but I'm so used to skinnies now, that all that fabric seems strange around my leg. But for summer hols there is nothing better than a pair of palazzos and a vest top!

  8. Is there anything that you can't wear Frances? That jumpsuit looks brilliant on you - I hate to think how many inches I would have to lop off that to get that to fit me!

  9. The Zara jumpsuit looks incredible on you! This is one style of trousers I don't definately inspired me to have a try on and play around with them! xx

  10. The jumpsuit is gorgeous on you Frances, I alway feel a bit frumpy in palazzo style, maybe I'll come round but for now I'm sticking with a tapered leg. X

  11. You look amazing in the jumpsuit! I have never got on very well with this style but will revisit!
    Abbi x

  12. One thing I don't have is a par of palazzo pants!!! Must invest and thanks for the share!

    Tatyana x
    Secret little Stars

  13. I'm desperate to find some that work on me Frances! I love love love them but the ones I've tried swamp my petite (midget!) frame. That Zara jumpsuit looks fab x

  14. I have some of this style pant, somewhere, and I will now spend a good day and a half trying to find them. Thanks :0) H x

  15. Nothing beats a palazzo pant in my opinion. hides a multitude of sins ;) x

  16. I think all of the above are amazing! I had some years ago & loved them & they might have to be done the second time around too! I love your jumpsuit & how you have styled it! Ax

  17. Cool collection!!I love to wear these Palazzo pants and i would like to tell you that Embroidered Palazzo also look cool ;)

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