For me, summer style means getting as naked as I possibly can without being charged with public indecency, but the fashion world has seemingly dictated that wide leg pants are going to be a summer staple this year. So where can you find the perfect plus size wide leg pants to represent this extremely current trend?
Luckily, most retail stores are one step ahead of us with their vast range of wide leg pants, culottes, and shorts to keep all us plus sizers stylish and comfortable this spring and summer season. That's right: comfortable. The sartorial universe has finally pulled through for our thick thighs — making this a summer devoid of chub rub and full of light, fashionable pants that'll still whip up a breeze around our legs while keeping a safety net of material between any chafing zones.
Although you may still be rocking a few pairs of wide leg trousers from your winter wardrobe, the summer wide leg pant is an entirely different creature. Occasionally cropped, mostly linen, and covered in bright colors or fun patterns, these wide leg bottoms will never make you feel overdressed, but will keep you killing it in the summer sunshine. So get shopping and get ahead of this trend before all the good styles sell out. Here are 11 places to start.
1. A Bit Of Blush
Longline Culotte in Crepe, $33, ASOS
In a gorgeous muted pink tone, this neutral-ish color will keep the hues of your summer wardrobe as chic as the dark tones of your winter one.
2. Funky Florals
Printed Pants by Melissa McCarthy, $98, Lane Bryant
As part of Melissa McCarthy's Seven7 range for Lane Bryant, these bold printed pants will be the perfect summer statement piece.
3. Colonel Mustard
Mustard Yellow Wide Leg Trousers, $85, Evans USA
These are less ridiculous than a bright yellow, but still a bright enough color to let everyone know you're open to changing it up for the summer months.
4. A Gift From Me To You
Paper Bag Waist Linen Culotte, $65, Lane Bryant
Save yourself the hassle of choosing a belt with these bow tie culottes.
5. Show A Little Leg
Wide Leg Side Split Trouser, $35, Boohoo
As shown here, wearing a trouser doesn't mean you have to be totally covered up.
6. Cool Coral
Wide Leg Crepe Pants, $26, Fashion to Figure
If there's ever a time for a statement color pant, it's summer, right?
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Crop Wide Leg Pants In Navy Blue, $46, ASOS
A cropped trouser is the perfect balance between culotte and pant.
8. Something Spotty
Polka Dot Print Wide Leg Trousers, $37, Yours Clothing
Because everybody loves polka dots.
9. A Chic Print
Baroque Print Wide Leg Pants, $16, Forever21
If you're not one for bright colors or patterns, these black and white pants might be what you were always looking for.
10. Stripes For Days
Navy Striped Wide Leg Trousers, $50, Evans USA
Is there anything chicer than a simple stripe?
11. Undoubtedly Summery
Blue & Coral Tile Print Palazzo Trousers, $19, Yours Clothing
I'm sorry, but this is definitely the summeriest print I've seen in my life. You need to invest.
Hopefully this array of wide leg pants has been varied enough to suit anybody's style, while also fitting in with the demands of the trend-cycling fashion world.
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