WIW: Wide Leg Pants Version 2.0

Hi Fabbers,

Our weather is cooling down and I enjoyed my wide legs pants so much that I am wearing them again today.

This time worn with the same wedge peep toe booties but different topper. This one is a sleeveless drape top which is on it's first outing even tho it's been hanging in my closet for about a month. I wore the long tail cardigan to work but have had it off most of the day.

What do you think. Wide leg success or fail?



p.s. once again I have somehow selected the yay or nay feature... I didn't mean to.

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  • pil replied 7 years ago

    And I never say that!

    Gorgeous! You look about 6 feet tall.

  • Sarah A replied 7 years ago

    I am very impessed at how you wear draping layers such a this without looking overwhelmed at all. Fab in my book.

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Beautiful, Deborah! I love the peep of your toes coming through here and the collar bones! 

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Thanks pil.  You are so sweet.  I am trying to put a photo without the jacket but my silly iPad wont play nice.

  • Peri replied 7 years ago

    Huge success!

  • Thistle replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous!  One of my favorite ever. Architectural, elegant, and so chic!

  • karymk replied 7 years ago

    They look elegant. 

  • deb replied 7 years ago

    I really like these!!

  • shevia replied 7 years ago

    Super! I love the top and the wide leg trousers are stunning! Cutting your hair increased your powers :-)!

  • Grey Rainbow replied 7 years ago

    Wow! Completely works! What a fabulous top, you've given me inspiration for another shape to hunt down for my extreme wide leg pants, now that our weather is getting warmer. You look long and lean and cool and elegant.

  • Day Vies replied 7 years ago

    Oh so fab. I adore the draping on this!!!! I can't stand it. The proportions are perfect. I love this with or without the jacket. Speechless!!!

  • Gracie replied 7 years ago

    I love both, with and without the long tailed cardi. The outfit looks like it would move beautifully when you walk, just gorgeous!

  • amiable replied 7 years ago

    I'm amazed every time I see you in these drapey layers.  No one wears them as well.

  • WingGirl replied 7 years ago

    Wow. You look statuesque! Beautiful drape on this.

  • anne replied 7 years ago

    I really like how you've put this together!

  • Caro in Oz replied 7 years ago

    Sensational Deborah - YLF.

  • Ginkgo replied 7 years ago

    You look incredible!  You've really honed your style and your proportions are just perfect.  Draping is elegant and does not overwhelm you -- your style does seem to express the "real you".  And I can't believe you're 5'1", surely you meant 6'1"?

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Ginko, I am 5"1 and my sister is 6ft.... I am not sure what happened???

  • Beth Ann replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous drape!  I bet this outfit looks fab in motion, especially!  The new top is a great addition.

  • Debra replied 7 years ago

    Another beautiful outfit !!!!!!! Fantastic :)

  • unfrumped replied 7 years ago

    I really like this. You are the guru of drapey styles.

  • Style Fan replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous Deborah.  Your legs look a mile long.  One of the powers of wide legged trousers.  Love the drape of the top.  It all comes together beautifully.

  • jenanded replied 7 years ago

    Oh so lovely! Where is the top and jacket from? Its lovely too and really pushes this up several notches. J

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Jen the top is this season from Katies and the cardigan is old from Portmans.

  • jenanded replied 7 years ago

    Truly. Whoa... I am googling now... thanks Deb!

  • jenanded replied 7 years ago

    They have similar in indigo and my style variation is to do tonal midnight w my blacks. Thank you thank you! One happy bunny here

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Ooh Jen I must take a look. I think I know which top you mean. This black one I am wearing is currently reduced with another 30% of the reduced price:)

  • Helenedith replied 7 years ago

    This looks so very good , I think I am going to have a little browse at Katie's

  • gryffin replied 7 years ago

    Deborah - you totally hit this out of the park!!  Your legs do look about 2 miles long.  Perfect with the peep toes, I really like them.  Love the arty draped top and I really like the long topper. That's a surprise because intuitively I would have thought of wide legs with a cropped topper but this works brilliantly!  Love this outfit.  Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo elegant!! but edgy, interesting, and so chic!!

  • Neel replied 7 years ago

    Wow!!! Another stunner of an outfit!! You do look realllllyyy tall!! Now if only I could copy this ... Sigh!

  • Karie replied 7 years ago

    Deborah, I love the draping on this outfit. ! A good friend's daughter is designer Lauren Bagliore, http://www.laurenbagliore.com/, whose signature style is artful draping, and I have always loved her clothes. Your outfits always remind me of her designs.

    Another fabulous outfit!

  • lyn67 replied 7 years ago

    Huge succes, I'm amazed!!!! And bet for a K2K rating from Angie, now off to see if she haven't awarded you with it, yet:-)

  • claracluck replied 7 years ago

    you just elevate black to a new level..stunning.

  • kerry replied 7 years ago

    Deborah, I love this outfit! It looks amazing. I'm a shortie and need your help. I'm surprised how elongating this outfit is on you, given your short stature. I'm trying to break down why it is working so well for you so that maybe I can copy some of the elements! I've tried wide-leg denim before but it was totally stumpifying and I think the problem was the stiff fabrication. Your pants are so drapey, which totally works. What are they made of? I'm also thinking the heel height and the peeptoe are helping keep things long. How high are they? Thanks Deborah, gorgeous look!

  • Eliza replied 7 years ago

    Deborah- may I sign up for your advanced draping and proportion class, please?  I absolutely love these looks for you.  That neckline rocks and look 1 could take you anywhere. I also like look 2 so much.  Sometimes, I love my outfit with the topper on, but less with it off.  This works both ways.  It reads so sophisticated, yet comfortable.  Perfection! 

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Stunning, simple elegance.

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    I love the outfit with your beautiful bare arms. More skin - less black. That's a pretty and elegant combination. 

    Debs, have you tried playing with texture? I've noticed that your black pieces are all a similar texture - if not the same texture. Wearing textured back - instead of flat black from head to toe - livens up the dark neutral. Perhaps your pieces are textured - but that doesn't come through in the photos? Black is a mare to photograph accurately. xo

  • greenglove replied 7 years ago

    Sublime, elegant- very beautiful!

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Kerry thank you, you are very kind:). I do think the flow of the pants has something to do with this working and my heel height ops 7.5 cm (it's a wedge heel.

    Angie very good point and you are quite right. My summer pieces are mostly a similar texture because they are light, easy to wear and cool. Our summers are quite brutal. I also find this fabric forgiving on my figure in summer when it's not always possible to layer to hide lumps and bumps:) My winter wardrobe contains more textured pieces:). I do agree it is a way to keep black looking interesting xxx

  • PamelaK replied 7 years ago

    I love this look. Wide-legged pants connote sweeping elegance, absolute coolness, and confidence; all of which you embody.

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    It's so much easier to create a textural outfit with cold weather clothing, isn't it? 

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Angie I love winter dressing ;). But I will keep in mind to consider more texture for my summer clothes:). I love how you gently challenge me to step out of "my usual" xx

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    I'm inviting you live in Seattle. xo

  • Lyn D. replied 7 years ago

    No-No- we are keeping her right here Angie :)

  • fuzzylogic replied 7 years ago

    Completely gorgeous, Deborah! 10/10!

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  • Eliza replied 7 years ago

    In terms of texture for summer, it seems that some sheer black fabrics mixed with heavier fabrics (didn't I see that here recently?) can lighten things up, while adding texture and a hint of coverage.  Sorry for my failure to remember the details of the photo/s I am remembering. 

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