Trend Watch: Palazzo Pants and Wide-Leg Trousers

Peg-leg trousers and skinny pants will likely remain fashion favorites for the foreseeable future, but resort's palazzo silhouettes and dramatic, wide-leg trousers offer a truly elegant alternative.

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Chloe/Alberta Ferretti/Jason Wu
Peg-leg trousers and skinny pants will likely remain fashion favorites for the foreseeable future, but resort's palazzo silhouettes and dramatic, wide-leg trousers offer a truly elegant alternative.
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Courtesy of 10 Crosby by Derek Lam
Peg-leg trousers and skinny pants will likely remain fashion favorites for the foreseeable future, but resort's palazzo silhouettes and dramatic, wide-leg trousers offer a truly elegant alternative. For his diffusion collection, 10 Crosby, Derek Lam whipped up these silky pajama-like pants with sporty racing stripes.
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Courtesy of Alberta Ferretti
Palazzo pants can be a flattering alternative to overly-tight trousers. We're especially fond of these gorgeous white pants by Alberta Ferretti, which feature a slightly higher waistline and soft flare at the hem.
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Courtesy of A.L.C.
A.L.C. combined two major resort trends in one bold look with these playful, printed trousers in a wide-leg silhouette.
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Courtesy of Alice & Olivia
Alice & Olivia's mod-inspired resort collection included these striking, black-and-white trousers (which are a perfect foil to the season's florescent tops and blouses).
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Courtesy of Altuzarra
Simple and slimming, Altuzarra's immaculately tailored trousers come in clean shades of black and white.
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Courtesy of Marni
Likewise, we're certain Marni's crisp white trousers will be deemed "springtime essentials" in a few months time.
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Courtesy of Bottega Veneta
Bottega Veneta's pajama-like stripey trousers came in sorbet shades of peach, pink and violet.
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Courtesy of Briono
Brioni offered a different take on the wide-leg trend with cropped flood pants in bright, candy hues.
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Courtesy of Phillip Lim
Similarly, Phillip Lim's super-saturated orange trousers are cut in a shorter, ankle-skimming length.
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Courtesy of Celine
They may not be particularly practical for city-dwellers, but we bet these silky Celine pants -- which feature just the right amount of "slouch" without crossing over into sloppy territory -- top many fashion editors' wish lists.
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Courtesy of Chloe
The best thing about Chloe's ultra-wide peach trousers is that they're as cozy and comfortable as they are chic.
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Courtesy of Jason Wu
Jason Wu's simple black trousers are exactly wide enough to be on trend without drowning the wearer in extra yardage.
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Courtesy of Juan Carlos Obando
Juan Carlos Obando's more unusual wide-leg trousers feature subtle draping from the waistband and along the seams.
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Courtesy of Jen Kao
Platforms are definitely necessary to pull off Jen Kao's extra-wide (and extremely long) black palazzo trousers.
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Courtesy of Marc Jacobs
The lightweight construction and darker, baroque pattern make these Marc Jacobs trousers a perfect spring transition piece.
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