Trend Watch: Not-So-Skinny Pants on the Runway

For spring, designers shifted emphasis from skintight trousers to wide-leg pants.

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We're not saying pack up your skinny jeans, but isn't it nice to have a new option? For spring, designers shifted emphasis from skintight trousers to wide-leg pants and droopy drawers. At Marc Jacobs, pants were extra-flattering with high waists and bright jewel tones.
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A slight kick flare at the ankle creates the illusion of extra height (not that this model needs it). Thakoon's all-white pantsuit with a bootleg trouser would be a perfect option for summer weddings or graduation parties.
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A similar look from Preen features a slightly wider pant leg but still feels slim and precisely tailored.
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Alexander Wang's white-on-white ensemble felt crisp and beachy, with oversize cargo pockets.
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Baggy cargo pants were given a similar treatment at Rag & Bone, where this mint-green variety was covered in silver hardware and tech embellishments.
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Oscar de la Renta's '60s-inspired spring collection featured plenty of perfectly-tailored cream and colored silk trousers that fluttered as models moved.
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At Richard Chai, pants were loose and casual with deep pockets and drawstring waist bands.
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A single pleat and slight silky sheen made Phillip Lim's traditional wide-leg khaki trousers feel more modern.
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Swishy wide-leg trousers are emerging as a "must have" this spring. At Ralph Lauren, the look was styled with taupe-colored separates and silver metallic accessories.
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Michael Kors' slouchy khaki trousers epitomize comfy, unaffected spring style.
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Bright cobalt blue and a practical cargo pocket made Diane Von Furstenberg's baggy trousers feel playful and fun.
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Suno's silky printed pajama pants might double as chic weekend wear or stylish couch-hangout attire.
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Simple and sleek, Cushnie et Ochs' created a perfect update to the "harem pant" frenzy with their slouchy black trousers.
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Wide-leg doesn't necessarily mean super-long: at Stella McCartney, a slightly wider jean silhouette was cropped just above the ankle.
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Ditto Dsquared2, which styled slouchy black pants with simple white oxfords and preppy straw fedoras.
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Sparkly bead embellishments and layers of nude silk made Louis Vuitton's exotic wide-leg trousers our very favorite of the season.
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