Fashion Lifestyle

Flared pants and how I wear them …

July 22, 2018

I’ve never stopped wearing wide-legged pants because my style has a retro bent to it, but they have only recently become a trend for the mainstream.

As with all of the clothes that I acquire, I prefer them to be versatile and be able to be worn across a variety of contexts …

These are denim, high-waisted and wide-legged and have decorative plackets with big red buttons.

I like to wear them with cropped jackets, including the tartan one shown, this cobalt and black jacket and of course a black one is always effective.

These pants are a recent purchase and I know I will get the wear out of them because they’re an excellent colour and pattern choice. The vertical stripes work well, although the jury is still out as to whether they contribute to a slimming silhouette.

I’ve worn them with a velvet short-sleeved jacket over a mutton chop satin button down blouse for some texture, but it would look gorgeous for the office with a white shirt and black blazer, or a black or red leather jacket – basically you’re only limited by your imagination…

My red pants have been a staple in my wardrobe for quite some time, being high-waisted and having pockets makes them all round winners in my book.

I wear them with a blouse that is a 1940s design but a thin jumper (sweater) or even a t-shirt could work well too.

The pants also look great with the cream leather jacket …

The wide-legged pant is a favourite of mine because they give a feminine, comfortable aesthetic and that’s what I love to wear, although I do wear other types of pants too.

I would love to hear your opinions on wearing wide-legged pants, so feel free to contribute to the comments section and to like this post and follow me for more conversations like this …

Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦‹β€οΈπŸ™

  • WhyToStop
    July 22, 2018 at 7:16 am

    I loved your looks and the retro touch in your outfits is so cool…striped one is my favorite 😊

    • donnadoesdresses
      July 22, 2018 at 7:21 am

      Aah! Yes the striped pants are a bit more edgy and certainly very versatile. I’ve always favoured a retro aesthetic, I watched quite a lot of films from the 1940s with my parents and I suspect that as have been an influence. Thank you so much for your comment!

      • WhyToStop
        July 22, 2018 at 7:27 am

        Ahhh…your style is really inspiring πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘Œ

        • donnadoesdresses
          July 25, 2018 at 5:33 am

          Thank u that’s so lovely of u to comment! πŸŒΊπŸ™πŸΌβ€οΈ

  • tinakmeyer
    July 24, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    I love wide legged pants. I find them more comfortable but also more flattering. I buy boot leg jeans and pants when I can. Your high waisted pants are very feminine and elegant.

    • donnadoesdresses
      July 24, 2018 at 9:56 pm

      Thank you, Tina! I agree on both counts re the bootleg – both flattering and comfy! I’m thinking of doing a post about the notion of dressing to flatter …. or not, so stay tuned!! πŸ™πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

      • tinakmeyer
        July 24, 2018 at 10:12 pm

        Ooooh love it. You hinted at that with your vertical stripes.

        • donnadoesdresses
          July 24, 2018 at 10:15 pm

          Exactly! I have definite thoughts on this important issue! Lol! Thank you for your comments, my friend!

          • tinakmeyer
            July 24, 2018 at 10:25 pm


          • donnadoesdresses
            July 26, 2018 at 8:13 pm


  • Jonathan Caswell
    October 11, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

    • donnadoesdresses
      October 11, 2018 at 9:20 pm

      It will be the red that does it! πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • CC
    December 27, 2018 at 3:19 am

    Omg I’ve been obsessed with the wide legged trend lately and to see you rock the pair with the vertical stripes ..!!!! Love it! I gotta go out and find me a pair

    • donnadoesdresses
      December 27, 2018 at 10:04 pm

      Thank you for your delightful comment!! The stripey pants are a lot of fun and I enjoy wearing them and I’m sure you will too!! Have a great New Year!! Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • Nika
    January 26, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    The red pants outfit is magnificent! You look splendid in everything… I can’t believe that I just started commenting and wouldn’t stop.. ha haha… fun!

    • donnadoesdresses
      January 26, 2019 at 10:01 pm

      Hahaha!! You’re full of life and fun, Nika!! I’ve appreciated the time you have spent in my little blog today and have loved every one of them!! Thank you! Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™


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