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7 Reasons Why You Need to Start Wearing Wide Leg Pants

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Whether you like it or not, wide-leg pants are back on the rise. And truthfully, they’re not going away anytime soon. This pants style has taken the fashion industry by storm, and this isn’t the first time. Wide-leg pants made their first appearance in the 1920s, and have risen and fallen out of mainstream fashion ever since. 

Wide-leg jeans, trousers and palazzo pants are here to stay, and we’re all for it. That’s why we offer a vast selection of wide-leg pants sewing patterns, so that you can make your very own pair fit to your measurements!

Still not convinced? We’ve compiled a list of all the reasons why you should hop on the wide-leg pants bandwagon.


They’re Comfortable

Wide-leg pants are made with a relaxed fit, meaning you'll feel comfortable in them all day long. Even when it's a pair of jeans, you won't be writhing around in discomfort. Some types of wide-leg pants, such as stretch palazzo pants, conform to your body shape, allowing for a greater range of movement and flexibility. And you won't be sacrificing style for comfort when you reach for these!


They're Suited For All Seasons

Another great thing about wide-leg pants is that they're not a seasonal cut. No, these pants can be worn all year round! In summer, a lighter option such as linen or rayon pants will keep you feeling free and cool in the heat. The Vacation Vibes Palazzo Pants sewing pattern is such a beautiful style that's ideal for hotter days. You'll be sipping Aperol spritzes and walking along the beach freshly after sewing these.

When the weather starts to cool down, swap out the floral prints and lightweight materials for something thicker, such as denim or polyester. The Urban Pants Collection consists of three different pant styles that can be made into jeans, work trousers, or casual lounge pants. You won't need to buy a pair of pants again, not when you'll be making them from scratch all year long with Pattern Emporium's sewing patterns!


Wide-Leg Pants Are Versatile

The beauty of the wide-leg pants style is that they can be dressed up or down. You have the power to decide how casual or formal your outfit looks. There are also so many different materials and types of wide-leg pants, the possibilities are endless! For a more laidback look, pair some wide-leg jeans with a t-shirt and your favourite sneakers. Or, if you need to dress up for an event, go for silk palazzo pants paired with a blouse and heels for timeless elegance.


They Suit Everyone And All Body Types

Wide-leg pants are a great choice for all body types. They flatter the curvier silhouette while giving the illusion of length to those who have a more petite frame, especially when worn with heels. Plus, these pants can be tailored to fit your own measurements perfectly! With Pattern Emporium's wide-leg pants sewing patterns, you can create a custom-fitting pair. Our helpful How-to videos can provide you with tips throughout your sewing journey!


Wide-Leg Doesn't Just Have to Come in Pant Form

Wide-leg styles are so popular that they're not just available in pants – you can also get them in jumpsuits and shorts! The Sea Change Jumpsuit sewing pattern is both stylish and comfortable, with its spaghetti straps and relaxed-yet-flattering fit. It's perfect for a vacation! The Hepburn Shorts are easy to sew, so you can make them in an array of fabrics – denim, linen or cotton – for the ultimate summer look.


They Look Effortlessly Cool

When styled the right way, wide-leg pants can truly elevate an outfit. Whether they're a statement piece or you're making a monochromatic fit, wide-leg pants are a cut you should be reaching for.

Not sure how to style them? We've got you covered.

Little Top, Big Pants

Wearing a cropped or fitted top with high-waisted wide-leg pants creates a flattering, put-together silhouette. Layering with a blazer is a great way to add extra elegance if you're going to an event. If you're not a fan of crop tops, simply wear a fitted top tucked into the waistband of the pants. It gives the same effect without revealing your midriff. You can pull this style off with any sort of wide-leg pants: trousers, palazzo pants, jeans or linen pants.

Big Top, Big Pant

For a more casual, edgy look that fits into the streetwear aesthetic, pair your wide-leg jeans or cargo pants with a boxy, oversized T-shirt. Finish off the look with some chunky sneakers or lace-up boots, and you'll have an outfit that's both comfortable and stylish.

In a Set

Wide-leg pant sets are never a bad choice! With a matching top and pant combination, your outfit will always look put-together and elevated. Make your own custom set by pairing your pants of choice with a top sewing pattern. No one else will own anything like it!

At Pattern Emporium, we want you to feel empowered when it comes to fashion choices. With our vast range of sewing patterns for wide-leg pants, you'll be able to make any garment fit just right. Plus, it's fun and rewarding making your own clothes from scratch.

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