Lifestyle, Fashion and Beauty

28 September 2016

16 modern ways to style palazzo pants

Breezy wide leg Palazzo pants spell comfort and are ideal for summer . These loose trousers used to be a rage back in 60's but have made a comeback and they are every where these days. I admit I wasnt a very big fan of these as they had the ability to overwhelm me but with my pregnancy I found new love for palazzos and have been wearing them a lot since then all thanks to their comfort factor.

I particularly love the trend of indian ethnic palazzo looks but these pair of pants are pretty versatile and can be used to create ethnic, western or even fusion look. Whats more with a little bit of styling tweaks you wear palazzo pants all year round .

Palazzo pants are easily available these days and I have shopped a lot of them online from flipkart and Amazon. I love the palazzo range of Biba, Rain and rainbow and Aujjesa.

I have spotted fashion bloggers, celebrities and even girls around me experiment crazy with the palazzo pants and pairing them with everything from crop tops to kurtis and adding in jackets and  belts. With proper styling the classy palazzo pants can be worn in both casual and formal ways .Here lets talk about some trendy modern ways to style the palazzo pants.

Palazzo pants Ethnic styling ideas :

Indian ethnic wear has seen a lot of experiments by designers in recent times and palazzos  have come in big time. You can easily replace anykind of etnic bottom wear with palazzos for a chic comfortable look. Pair your palazzos with kurtis, anarkali tops, kaftans , capes, asymmetric and more!

# 1 Palazzo with an anarkali twist

Pairing a flared out anarkali top with breezy wide legged pants may sound like a fashion blunder but many celebs have done it and done it very elegantly.  You can add a dupatta to this look and dont forget to wear heels.

#2 Straight cut kurtas

This is the pakistan style of wearing palazzo pants.  Just pair an ethnic kurta from your wardrobe with a pair of palazzo pants. For more impactful look go for a shorter straight cut kurta in contrast colour.

#3 Palazzo with cape:

Capes are hot in trend these days especially teamed with ethnic wear . Cape sarees and lehengas look super trendy and chic but have you though of pairing a cape with palazzo pants? Team palazzos with a basic crop top and add a semi sheer cape for a full on glam look.

#4 Palazzo with ethnic jacket

Jacket outfits are arage these days . Jacket anarkalis, jacket type lehenga blouses and jacket sarees have all been spotted on the runway and another ethnic trend to flaunt is the jacket paired with palazzos. Wear a well fitted and ornate long jacket with palazzo pants and dont forget to leave the jacket unbuttoned from the belly  for a chic look.

Palazzo pants western styling ideas:

#5 Palazzo + crop top

Teaming palazzos with crop tops  are the safest way to go about the wide pant styling. Pair with fun crop tops like the floral Ridhi mehra ones.To flaunt this pairing you need a well toned body or flat abs so keep that in mind or go for a longer crop top and dont be afraid to show a little skin in between for a balanced look.

#6 palazzo and a shirt

For a chic  professional palazzo look tuck in your regular crisp white shirt with a solid coloured palazzo pant. Dont forget to add a belt for a more defined look.  You can even pair with a lace shirt for a party outfit

#7 Tee and the palazzo

The most casual way to wear palazzos is by  pairing them with a t shirt. The simple styling works for summer and you make things fun by going for graphic tees. For a more dressy look add a statement necklace over a basic tee and palazzo combo.  You can even go for a sporty chic look by pairing a tee and palazzo pants with sneakers.

#8 Team with tank or spaghetti top

Pairing a tank top with palazzos is the most simple  and effective summer look. A well fitted tank and a loose pair of pants look chic and can be worn by women of all shapes.   You tuck in your tank to show off your curves or just leave it as is.

#9 Denimize it

If you love your denims then its time to add a touch of denim to youe palazzo look .Go for a layered look by adding a denim jacket over a tank and palazzo combination. You can even add just a denim vest over a basic tank.

# 10 Palazzos with jackets

Jackets are an effortless way to spruce up loose pants and stay fashionable while the air gets chilly. A tough leather jacket paired with loose flowy pants makes  for a very vivid look.
Go for palazzos in brighter colours to beat the gloomy weather when going for a jacketed outfit.

 #11 Streamline with a blazer

For a more professional and streamlined  look with palazzo at work add a blazer. Dont forget to pair with heels for an elegant sleek  look. For an office look it is best to stay away from bold printed palazzos instead go for plain palazzos in calm colours like mint or simple  stripes

#12  Sweater for a winter look.

A boxy sweater will look cute paired with wide legged pants and is best way to beat the cold blues in winter. Make sure the sweater is cropped or you may end up looking slouchy.

Palazzo pants quirky styling ideas :

#13 Spice things up with a scarf or hat

For a boho chic vibe add a hat to your look. This works best as beach vacation wear where you should go for fun printed palazzos and flowy tank combo. You can even add a pop of colour to a palazzo and shirt look with a scarf.

# 14 Get knotty

If your top is a bit baggy then knot it at the waist for a cute fun look. 

#15 Jumpsuit it

Pairing  palazzo pants and a top in same colour can look like a jumpsuit giving a very chic vibe. To get this look right make sure you tuck your top in.

#16 Add a belt

For a more enhanced and defined look  add a broad belt to your palazzo outfit. This will make your waist look smaller  and look chic too. You can also experiment with metallic belts.

More Tips on shopping and styling Palazzo pants

~ Palazzo pants are great for every body shape but choose the prints wisely.

~Fabric Matters: Choosing the right fabric is key when it comes to palazzo pants. Keep the occasion and your body type in mind while shopping for palazzo pants. If you are looking to wear palazzos for beach vacations or just at home in summers then opt for breathable cottons.  Stiff fabrics like silk are best for skinny women while flowy fabrics like georgette work well for women on the heavier side.

~Watch the flare : Pants with smaller flare work well for petitie women while curvier women can go for wide flared palazzos.

~Print it right : They is a huge variety in palazzo pants, high waisted, super flared plain and printed. Start of safely with palazzo in solid colours and then move on to printed ones.

~With Palazzos it is easy to dress up or down. Go for bold patterns with simple styling or for ruffled tops with plain lightweight pants.

~ If you are petite or short and think the volume of palazzos will overwhelm  you then you are wrong. These comfy pants is suitable for all height just add wedges or block heels to your palazzo look.

~ when styling your palazzo outfit the key is contrasting it. Go for solid colours with printed pants for a balanced look. If you are wearing the pants and top in same colour then add a contrasting stole

~Since palazzo pants are lightweight and wide legged it is best to pair them with well fitted structured tops for an elegant look.

~ When it comes to accessorizing palazzo look,experiment crazy. Add belts, statement neck pieces, hoops, scarves or even floppy hats.

~ If you are on the heavier side Palazzos are made for you. pair with a wide belt to give more shape t your waist.

~ High waisted palazzo pants are best for petite women as they tend to give illusion of longer legs


  1. Nice...the belted one looks almost like a skirt..

  2. I love Palazzos and usually pair them with crop tops or t-shirts. I hadn't actually seen them the ethnic way but I love the idea now. I will style them with a Straight line kurta next. Loved it!


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