WIW : Edit: Bigger Pics Wide Leg Pants in Volume over Volume Ensemble :)

Good morning Fabulous Ones:)I

I haven't yet read last night's blog post yet but caught
the gist that wide leg pants are making a comeback:). I had already decided
yesterday to get these pants out and give them a run.   

wide leg flowy pants are probably 6 years old? 
I keep them because they are comfy, easy to wear, in excellent condition
and nice for a change of silhouette every now and again.

I added my sleeveless knit tunic top and wedge heeled
open toe booties. 

I am often nervous of too much volume but I think this
works. I wouldn't try this without a high heel as a shorty I really do need to increase the leg line here to create a long (somewhat lean lol) column. 

So thanks for taking a look.  Does it work?  Too much volume or is it streamlined enough?

Quick snaps in the bathroom this morning, sorry for bad lighting.  Oh and they very small...  not sure why???

xxx Deborah

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  • Karie replied 7 years ago

    Good evening! Very streamlined and very gorgeous. Just the right amount of volume. You have created a long and lean (very lean, NOT "somewhat"!) column. 

  • catgirl replied 7 years ago

    I think this is 100% stunning. I have a similar pair of pants and you are giving me ideas!

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Thanks Karie and Una.  It's an outfit that feels really nice to wear.

    And Karie you have made this 5ft1 (and a bit) Apple very happy:)

  • Runcarla replied 7 years ago

    Deb! This is really pretty! I'm loving your hair ever so much. You look elfin in your pictures!

    Do you think a pointy toed flat would have a leg lengthening effect? I've picked up a black version of my red suede pointy toe baby wedge (.5 inch) and I'm hoping they will provide the required 'sharpness' while being more fussy foot friendly.

  • Raisin replied 7 years ago

    You do the wide legs so well! Love this in you. I think this looks fresh and modern.

  • annagybe replied 7 years ago

    Pictures are very tiny for me. But from I can tell it works.

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Carla, a pointy toe would be perfect here.  I have a black pointy pump on my list for the coming season but haven't found the right one yet. They all have very skinny heels and I prefer a more block heel.  I will keep searching:)

  • Catnip replied 7 years ago

    Oh, Deborah.  You look so elegant!  And so slim.  I absolutely love this outfit.  I'm trying on some older pants later today, but they probably won't look this good.

  • unfrumped replied 7 years ago

    Wow, I don't care what is in style, this looks fantastic! However you put it all together works!

  • April replied 7 years ago

    Deborah, if you don't mind my asking, what is your height?  I'm loving this and wondering if I could pull it off.  (I'm 5'2" and don't favor heels.)

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    April I am a little shorter than you. Im 5ft1 and a bit (that 'bit' is important).  How about a wedge heel?  I always find them to offer more support and stabilty. I can run around in a wedge heel all day.  The wedge heel I have on today is 7.5 cm's.

  • Beth Ann replied 7 years ago

    Deborah, you look so much taller, I would have thought you are at least my height (5'6").  This must mean your proportions are well-chosen!

    This look totally works, and I'd wear it again and again!

  • Missey replied 7 years ago

    You look perfect!

  • Day Vies replied 7 years ago

    Love it -- I think you look your regular chic self. I think the A-line shape of the tunic keeps this from looking like a shapeless form. This is another perfect foray into volume on volume territory.

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Stunning, Debs!! You wear this totally well. It's all in the drape. I think the asymmetry also helps in this case. I have found it a sort of magical angle. Especially with asymmetrical hair. If I angle a scarf, even, it does something. But so, too, with sweaters, tunics, skirts and collars. The diagonal lines add a sense of movement and flow and keep the eye from sticking in one place. :)

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    Debs, anyway you can not crop the pics? They are small, and I would love to see the outfit in full view. 

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Angie I have no idea what my camera (or devices ) has done to the photos.  I used my normal process.  Will have a play and try to pop up bigger ones x

  • Aquamarine replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous! I would never have guessed your height...you dress tall LOL

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  • Caro in Oz replied 7 years ago

    Only tiny pics for me too :0 Looks very well balanced from here :)

  • shevia replied 7 years ago

    Looks good and I want to see the pictures larger. I have been gathering wider legs ever since Angie started hinting and need style inspiration!

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Im so sorry re the small pics.  I am at work so can't do anything but will repost pics tonight at home :(

  • Thistle replied 7 years ago

    I love this! You do arty so well, and the way you do volume over volume looks both intentional and stylish. YLF!

  • Sveta replied 7 years ago

    Stunning. Just stunning. I don't really like all black outfits but yours are usually an exception. The drape, the fluidity, the proportions and OMG that hair! Love the hair!

  • Gracie replied 7 years ago

    The photos show normal size in my iPad but low resolution (a bit pixelated). The silhouette with this amount of volume looks great on you, very chic and modern. I would also like to see the outif with a pointy toe shoe.

  • Gigi replied 7 years ago

    Deborah, I think this looks great. Before I even read your write-up, I looked at your pix and thought, "How come she can wear that volume on volume so successfully when she's no taller than I am?" So that is your answer as to whether this works. :^)

  • Grey Rainbow replied 7 years ago

    You look fabulous! Really stunning. The proportions work in every detail. Structure in the bare shoulders and arms. Graphic necklace. Sleek hair and peep toes balance the silhouette. I think the peep of toe showing works as well -- better! -- than pointy toe. Unless the pointy toe were nude or bone.

  • Kiwibird replied 7 years ago

    Absolutely stunning Deborah!!  The proportions are perfect - volume over volume at its best.

  • Neel replied 7 years ago

    Taking notes! Love your fluid on fluid look!

  • CocoLion replied 7 years ago

    Wish I could see the pics better but from what I can see, it's yet another inspirational and fresh looking outfit from you!  I love the proportions and there is enough structure to make the volume on volume work (crisp lines, bare arms).  This is the kind of clothing that would go well with the gold hardware booties you purchased recently.

    On another note, I don't know how you manage so many high quality outfits on a regular basis.  These day I can muster maybe one WIW every 2 weeks.  I would like to step it up but don't feel good about my figure right now.  I have to fasten my jeans with a rubber band.  It's a hobo trick I think, although my Mom told me my Dad used to do it when his collars got too tight!

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Denise I do the exact same thing when my jeans "shrink" lol. You are too kind but I really don't post that much. I am repeating outfits more often so I don't bother posting them again:). I work on an office so that encourages me to make an effort too. But I hear you. I keep telling myself I neded to get on the treadmill and what do I do...sit on the couch! Regardless you look great and I could not believe how stunning g you looked in that jumpsuit :)

  • jenanded replied 7 years ago

    Cute as Deb... Love wide leg pants

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Jen as  recall you rather rock wide leg pants :)

  • Sharon replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous. Deb. I love this look on you. You have got the proportions perfect IMO.

  • Debra replied 7 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful :)

  • jenanded replied 7 years ago

    Well I was wearing a v similar outfit to yours today and was planning to rush home and post a "twin" WIW with you... but I nearly melted in the humidity coming home... but you are spot on Deborah! I am 5'9" so the other end of the height spectrum...

  • lyn67 replied 7 years ago

    Wow, that's surely the longest and leanest volume on volume outfit here, for some time now. Love the  drape of the Dietrich trousers (and top)!. The nape under the fab assimetric short do, bare arms and ankles give just the right amount of struicture. This is a very polished look, you did it again, in all blacks, Deb!:-)

  • Sarah A replied 7 years ago

    Deborah, i had no idea you were 5'1"! I would have guessed you were taller which is a testiment to how well you nail proportions in all of your outfits... I really like everything here. The bare arm is the perfect structure for this flowing look. Awesome take on the runway trends!

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    Thanks, Debs. You are a star. 

    A modern take on the '90s. Terrific and on trend. That's showing us how a petite can wear wide pants. xo

  • bmed replied 7 years ago

    This is great!!!!  Love it.

  • Lyn D. replied 7 years ago

    WOW! ABFAB Deborah- where did you wear this?
    The necklace is perfect too!

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Thanks Lyn. I wore this to work yesterday :)

  • Lisa replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous wide leg look, and did I read you are petite?  That gives 5'3" myself hope for wearing wider trousers. This is a super look.

  • carambola replied 7 years ago

    You look beautiful and elegant. Love the accessories you have chosen here.

  • Joy replied 7 years ago

    You are putting the Elegant in Elegant Eclectic. I'm 2 inches taller than you are and always feel squatty in wide legs. I'll be studying this outfit because you are showing petites how to pull off this look. It's stunning!

  • Helena replied 7 years ago

    Perfect - as I'm starting to realize you always look!

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