Spring Trend Alert: Wide-Leg Pants

For spring, designers went back to their favorite era, the 1970s! They ignored maxi dresses (thank god), but fixated on wide-leg pants. You’ll see them in everything from denim to satin. Angelina Jolie wore a pair of wide-leg pants to the Roman premiere of The Tourist, and you know she’s fashion-forward! Here are ten looks that will make you yearn for spring and platform sandals. Originally published on BettyConfidential
Dress barn trousers
Express pants
Theory Denison Hounds Tooth Trousers
Young, Broke and Fabulous Wide Leg Pant
The Limited Drew Flare Pant
Stella McCartney Wide-Leg Pants
Juicy Couture Legging
Gap Flare Jeans
Khaki trouser
Spiegel Satin Cargo Pants

Theory Denison Hounds Tooth Trousers

3. Theory Denison Hounds Tooth 70s Flare Trouser ($437.25, "Mywardrobe.com":http://bit.ly/i80uen) Wear these classic but contemporary houndstooth pants to a formal lunch or on a shopping excursion.

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Express pants

2. Studio Stretch Wide Leg Stylist Pant ($69.90, "Express":http://bit.ly/flBPOa) These modern sailor pants are fitted in the waist and universally flattering.

Theory Denison Hounds Tooth Trousers

3. Theory Denison Hounds Tooth 70s Flare Trouser ($437.25, "Mywardrobe.com":http://bit.ly/i80uen) Wear these classic but contemporary houndstooth pants to a formal lunch or on a shopping excursion.

Young, Broke and Fabulous Wide Leg Pant

4. Young, Broke and Fabulous Wide Leg Pant ($136, "Revolveclothing.com":http://www.revolveclothing.com/DisplayProduct.jsp?product=YOUN-WP297&c=&d=Clothing¤cy=USD&source=shopstyle) Jersey fabric and a drawstring waist make these the ideal pants for a low-key day spent lounging around the house.

The Limited Drew Flare Pant

5. Drew Plainweave Flare Pant ($41.94, "The Limited":http://www.thelimited.com/detail/drew-plainweave-flare-pant/6622800) These subtly flared black suiting pants will quickly become a wardrobe staple.

Stella McCartney Wide-Leg Pants

6. Stella McCartney Wide-Leg Pants ($545, "Neiman Marcus":http://bit.ly/dOE8Uo) In cream viscose, these voluminous wide-leg pants are elegant and unexpected.

Juicy Couture Legging

7. Juicy Couture Welt Pocket Flare Legging ($118, "Couture.zappos.com":http://couture.zappos.com/n/p/dp/70103788/c/247565.html) Flared denim leggings are rock-star chic.

Gap Flare Jeans

8. Vintage Flare Jeans ($69.50, "The Gap":http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=8798&vid=1&pid=821627) The Gap’s classic denim bell bottoms, with high waist and patch pockets, are straight from your mother’s closet (circa 1970).

Khaki trouser

9. Lace Back Khaki Linen Flare Trouser ($34.50, "Charlotte Russe":http://bit.ly/dMz2mr) A lace-up waist is a feminine contrast to these pants’ wide legs.

Spiegel Satin Cargo Pants

10. Satin Cargo Pants ($39, "Spiegel":http://bit.ly/eUIQrw) Cargo pants go satin in this silky offering from Spiegel.

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