Is Fashion starting to grow into this sophisticated woman, or what? Dressy pants are the new IT look, or trend if you will of 2017 summer. They crept up upon us like a sly spy and we love them even more for this not-in-your-face quality they hold. They’re so grown up, sophisticated, and incredibly sexy it’s no surprise they’re popping up everywhere online and IRL too. Is it weird I just said that?
It was actually this Friday that the thought of dressy pants as the new skirts hit me. I was invited to a fashion event in my home town Timisoara (OFF ) a social slash sartorial situation that brings with it the inherent style headaches (oh what to wear, oh what to wear #fashionpoem), which, however, I decided to quench with a chic and rather comfy outfit made up of wide legged summer dressy pants aka palazzo pants and a naked back top. Apparently I was not alone in my style endeavour. Half the girls wore dressy pants.
THIS, alongside the millions of waist ribbon tied dressy pants (if they have a name please enlighten this soul in the FB comments below) – got me thinking. Are we ditching skirts for polished pants? And have we finally found the balance of comfy and chic with the style aid of dressy pants?
Ladies… I think we did.
Having said that let’s see what the actual dressy pants trend is about in 2017, what styles are IN & how to wear them.
1. WHITE DRESSY PANTS
Think palazzo pants style, wide legged, high waisted with side pockets if you wish. They’re so soft and creamy like a bloody cake that they make the perfect outfit for some formal cocktail kinda of event. Pair them with white tops or black tops for a more elegant glamorous style.
Go for crop tops, one shoulders top, bodysuits, print tops for some sophistication.
High stiletto heels look amazing with these pants.
2. CLASSIC DRESSY PANTS
These are the much awaited for, and reinvented version of the interview pants that you might have worn in the past as a failed attempt to look professional. Biggest style mistake of my life. These new pants come and save the day for office wear, for even formal events after work, even date nights if paired with a fancy top.
They’re high waisted, have incredible fabric, and are as long as a Monday, can be wide legged, or not.
3. RIBBON WAIST DRESSY PANTS
I swear on my life these pants are everywhere. Nude versions of the pyramid cut, tied with a ribbon pants are gracing our feeds and streets this summer. They actually look fantastic on all body types, paired with anything from a plain t-shirt, to a fancy top, or a button down shirt, and can look great with both flats and heels, which is a LOT when it comes to dressy pants.
You can’t really wear palazzo or wide legged white pants with sneakers. Okay, you can #normcorelife but truth is they look better with heels.
Well… the ribbon pants styles are probably the only dressy pants exception.
To the question and the challenge of how to look like a beautiful tall glass of champagne, the answer is DRESSY PANTS, wide legged, fluid and soft like a damn expensive pillow on a lazy Sunday morning.
Street style inspiration: