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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
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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.

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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