How to Wear Wide Leg Pants if You Are Short

women linen wide leg pants

women linen wide leg pants

Happy Hump Day, loves! Anyone else struggle to get fully back into the swing of things after a holiday weekend? When a 4-day weekend follows a holiday I just can’t seem to get my full A-game on. It doesn’t help, too, that I was away from my girls for 5 days. It’s so hard to motivate myself to work when I want to spend every waking second with them, haha.

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Over the holiday weekend, we traveled to Nashville and I took these wide leg pants with me. I was worried they might be too hot, but I was pleasantly surprised. I didn’t realize how breezy and comfortable this type of pants was! I was however, a bit worried about wearing wide leg pants initially because I’m only 5’2.” I thought maybe they would just swallow me up and make me look squatty.

I realllllly wanted to wear them though. So, to combat the wide legs and take on the trend, I followed a couple of tips. The first thing I did was to wear heels. Adding length to your legs will always elongate your figure and make your legs look longer.

The next thing I did was stick to neutrals. Wearing a bold pattern would also draw attention to my short torso whereas neutrals would continue your line of vision. Anything a girl can do to make her body look longer and leaner, right? I wore this top from Free People and the only reason I got away with it was because my pants were hight waisted and didn’t show my skin!

The last thing I did was to make sure my top was either form fitting or tucked in. Again, all the things to make my body look leaner and longer. If you wanted to go for a more casual look, you could easily wear a bodysuit with this type of pant.

Whether they are cropped or not, wide leg pants are a huge trend this year. Can you wear them if you're short though? Find out my tips to wearing wide leg pants!

A note about this bag, too. I carried this bag while we were traveling around Nashville and loved it. I normally carry a crossbody, but having more room in a tote was nice. It’s a super soft leather, too, and doesn’t pill your clothing when it hits your side. It comes in 3 colors and I highly recommend it! It’s a great summer bag!

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top: free people | pants: topshop (similar) | shoes: dolce vita | bag: the sak c/o | sunnies: karen walker

photography: fort lion studio