Pru’s Picks: The Wide Leg Trouser

So you’re going to a dressy Summer event, maybe a wedding or a christening, but of course, in true English summer style, it’s cold and rainy. The thought of freezing your legs off really isn’t appealing. Or perhaps you’re going to the races or a formal event that requires you to wear something below the knee. Maxi dresses are an option, but it’s been done. Maybe you want to try something different that still manages to be feminine, classy and right on trend. Enter: the wide leg trouser.

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As much as I love a cute mini dress (I mean, you need to show off your legs once in a while, right?), sometimes the thought of having to get out my pale legs in the exposing light of day is terrifying, and I can’t really use fake tan like a lot of girls do (that’s a different subject entirely – look out for the future blog post). I needed something for a christening, but as always, I’m on a budget, so I wanted something that can also be worn for work. These wide leg cropped trousers were a dream. They are a muted lilac colour, but look almost a light-grey. Neutral, light colours are great for multi-wear during the summer months. Wide leg trousers are the ultimate comfort and still manage to look smart paired with a flat shoe or trainer. This particular pair I got in the Topshop sale for just Β£15. They are from the Tall section – being 5’9″ I pretty much always buy my jeans/trousers from Tall – but there are plenty of designs and colours in Regular and Petite.

So this is the look for the christening I went to over the weekend. I paired with a grey heeled sandal that I bought last year from New Look. They are really comfy and easy to walk in, and were reasonably priced – New Look shoe department you are a life saver! Like the trousers, the blouse is also from Topshop and I absolutely love the shape of it. With ruched detailing at the front and a peplum hem, it is a really flattering style. The floral print will make a plainer outfit more exciting. The only down side to this lovely blouse, is that the design is poorly thought out. There is no zip or buttons so getting it on and off is a bit tricky, so much so that I actually had to go a size up in order to get it on. I would definitely recommend trying on before buying. In some of the photos I have tucked in the blouse to show the waistband of the trousers, as a wide leg looks great with a statement tee tucked in. With this design of top however, I would recommend keeping it out, as that frilly peplum finish is just so dreamy.

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