Continuing the conversation about super wide pants that we started earlier this week, I’m sharing four looks from British brand Me + Em. The outfits combine super wide trousers with a tailored support act. The trousers, albeit very voluminous, are tailored and worn with a good bit of structure. To my eye, this tempers their volume. The lengths aren’t much of a trip hazard either. Note how the footwear is flat. Personally, I love that.
1. Short Jacket
A pair of super wide checked trousers is combined with a white layering top. It’s tucked to elongate the leg line and showcase the waist, which provides outfit structure. The short fitted jacket adds further outfit structure, and draws attention to the narrowest part of the outfit, which is the waist. Adding structure in these ways tempers the volume of the pants. The tuxedo stripe down the side seams of the pants adds vertical integrity too. Cream fashion sneakers work with the palette, and add a current, casual and practical touch.
2. Cropped Knitwear
Here’s a slightly dressier look with a relaxed vibe. Super wide leg white trousers are combined with a boxy cropped and fully buttoned cardigan. The short length showcases the tailored fit of the hips and waist of the pants, thereby adding structure to the outfit. White fisherman sandals visually elongate the white pants. A boxy cropped pullover will work as well as the cardigan. The vertical seaming down the front of the pants adds vertical integrity.
This version combines a bit of pattern mixing. Navy super wide trousers are combined with a classic navy and cream striped top. A grey and blue checked fluidly tailored blazer in a similar palette is popped over the top. The tucked top and structure of the blazer tempers the volume of the trousers. White sneakers with a fun emerald stripe add a sporty touch.
4. Narrow Pullover
And last, a pair of super wide earthy chinos is combined with a tailored pullover that narrows at the hem. The tailoring of the hem on the waist and the slim sleeves give structure to the outfit, and temper the volume of the pants. Notably, the pullover is UNTUCKED, but provides structure because it’s a narrow fit on the hem. It naturally blousons to a shorter length, which increases the length of the leg line. Cream sneakers finish off the look. Casual loafers or boots would work well too. Add jewellery, watch and eyewear as desired.
I plan on ordering a pair of these super wide trousers for Autumn and Winter. Probably the first checked pair with the navy stripe. I hope they shan’t be as overwhelming as my last attempt to get the look. I will probably hem them so that they don’t have a beak line. That way they can be worn in the Seattle rain to avoid soggy hems. There is also less chance of tripping or getting Yorkies Sam and Jo caught in shorter hems. I like the look of a short coat, or maxi coat over the top. Or a short jacket like one of my short blazers, or faux leather jackets.