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Billowy trousers: They’re certainly breezy, but are they easy? (To wear, that is.) We say yes, as long as you follow a few simple suggestions for getting the most out of this on-trend silhouette.

widepants tuckin

Tuck your shirt in

It may sound like a no-brainer, but this Style 101 tip is the easiest way to enhance (or fake) an hourglass silhouette. Especially if your pants are black, the contrast of a lighter top will draw the eye to your narrowest part.

Get the look: Three Dots top ($48); Rachel Roy jacket ($120); DKNY pants ($295)

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Consider a boxy crop top

OK, we’re not suggesting going full-on bralette here, but we do love the idea of a shorter, wider top that hits right at the top of a pair of high-rise pants. You’ll feel on-trend without showing too much off.

Get the look: Vince Camuto top ($33); BCBG pants ($174)

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Or try something longer (maybe)

This one’s admittedly a little harder for ladies with curvier hips, but for the middle-heavy and straighter-bodied gals out there, consider a longer top that hits mid-way down your thighs. Putting two flowy pieces together surprisingly works.

Get the look: Topshop sweater ($68); BCBG pants ($178)

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widepants monochrome

Wear all one color

We?re huge fans of monochrome dressing: You don?t have to think about it too much, it?s a simple way to look instantly put together and it?s slimming as hell. And let?s be honest: Although we?d probably be aggressively paranoid about stains, this all-white ensemble is basically the stuff of dreams. (But really any color pulls this off, so long as the top and bottom match.)

Get the look: Zara top ($40); Elizabeth and James pants ($445)

widepants suit

Reconsider suiting

Your idea of suiting might be something like an ?80s nightmare with aggressive shoulder pads and sensible commuting sneakers. But styled correctly, a wide-leg pants suit can look incredibly chic. The key here is to keep it modern by pairing sleek pants with a tailored blazer and going easy on the accessories.

Get the look: Free People top ($28); Ann Taylor blazer ($149); Lauren Ralph Lauren pants ($148)

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Don’t be afraid of prints

This is a case of: “If you’re going to go for it, go for it.” It’s pretty much the ideal weekend outfit. And any fun pattern works--just maybe tone it down with a white tee.

Get the look: Madewell top ($25); Joie pants ($288)

widepants culottes

Don’t hold yourself to floor lengths

We may not necessarily endorse tiny tank tops, but the point here is that wide-leg pants don’t have to skim the floor. We’ve proclaimed our love for culottes before and we’ll do it again. Opt for an ankle-skimming pair, which go perfectly with flat shoes and heels alike.

Get the look: J.Crew top ($21); ASOS pants ($65)

widepants jumpsuit

Wear them instead of a dress

A wide-leg jumpsuit is a terrific alternative to a dress, since from straight-on they basically look interchangeable. Oh, and they’re fun as hell (well, until you have to pee). 

Get the look: River Island jumpsuit ($90); Kendall + Kylie jumpsuit ($445)

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