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Resort collections are all about wide leg pants. See why we love this trend!

Pants, clockwise from top left: Burdastyle Baggy Pants 7/2013, BurdaStyle Marlene Trousers (Plus Size) 3/2013, Nicole Richie in Balmain, BurdaStyle Wide Pants 4/2011, Chloe Resort 2014. Source: Style.com

I couldn’t settle on just one pattern for this week’s pick. Like Meg, I’ve been drooling over the latest runway shows. Resort collections often don’t get as much attention from magazines as Fall or Spring, but they have a big influence on trends. As Style.com pointed out in their trend report, resort pieces are on store racks for more time than any other collection. That means more time to make a splash in street style, and influence the kind of trends people actually wear.

One trend I’m obsessing over is wide leg pants.

A long, flowing pant is comfortable and effortless. Paired with a basic tank or more elegant blouse, baggy trousers are a refined summer look for days when you want to feel put together. And, if you need another reason to rock this shape, they’re also quite slimming. When cinched at the waist and paired with a platform shoe, your legs will appear to go on for days. To get a sexy, Katherine Hepburn/Annie Hall vibe, try mixing feminine details like a bright clutch, sleek topknot, and well placed bow with your oversized bottoms. A nude lip and summery manicure finish the look.

Below, the popular Pocket Trousers.

Low-slung is the new trend, but I still prefer mine high-waisted. I’m a shortie, and low-slung and wide is just too much for my petite frame! Either way, ultra-relaxed silhouettes are in for this season. Pick your favorite style!

Happy sewing,



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    Mar 27, 2014, 08.01 AMby ginaminton

    Love the colour!

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    Aug 6, 2013, 12.39 PMby freenifitsa

    I just made these trousers in an ecru linen and I thrilled with them. So breezy in the heatwave. I put the cute patch pockets behind though so I don’t have to worry too much about undies! I’m new to this site and think it is fabulous. My head is buzzing with projects. Keep up the good work.

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    Jul 23, 2013, 12.28 PMby Cfhunter

    These pants are beautiful. Going to a white party and thought about making them. I really need to find a top to go with these pants. I am petite with 36DD chest. Any suggestions?

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    Jul 20, 2013, 10.05 PMby Linda Baker

    We swing dancers have been wearing these for years! Palazzo pants, 1930 resort styles – as comfy as can be – and perfect for ball gown wear – just make in glittery jersey knits – all the glamour of a long skirt, and all the freedom of pants,

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    Jul 17, 2013, 08.44 AMby fashionfreek

    Cool..I just managed to put on my black wide pants I made a few years back today. Still a simple classic style.:-D

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    Jul 13, 2013, 02.52 PMby Jacqueline Kellly

    OMG! These trousers are fabulous! Not only I’ve always been a fan of wide legs but I adore pockets! Perfection!

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    Jul 12, 2013, 09.32 PMby MegH

    I am in love with those pants…need to make!

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      Jul 13, 2013, 12.46 AMby lottacurls

      I love them, too! I have some red faille waiting to be made into those pants =D

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