How to style wide-leg pants if you are a petite

Lots of fashion restrictions for us petite women, as if life isn’t a struggle already from down here, our point of view. Rules are to be broken as far as the saying goes, a petite must-should join the 70s party as well regarding the wide leg pants. They are most comfortable, flattering, and easy to wear. However, there are few little tricks to keep in mind my darlings. I may start with the most important tip, the fitting; choose high waisted, soft materials, preferably from non-wrinkle fabric to fluidly hug your curves. Moving on, on your upper body, tuck in your t-shirt, avoid oversized styles, and yes please do wear your little cropped top for a bold evening look. Monochromatic combinations and shuffling of different textures will bring you far in life; it’s effortless, classic and yet always chic.

Would you guess my pants are from Zara? I’ve expressed my frustration with the brand in the past; due to poor fitting, it makes me wonder if proper female measurement statistics have been analyzed prior to design.Β  After work, often I would visit the local store with aΒ cappuccino in hand and walk away empty-handed 5 minutes later. It’s been one of those rare moments to have finally found an item from the brand to fit me like a glove. While most would agree, my choice in wide leg pants is daring, judging from the strange looks of my neighbors and the people we passed on our 1st of May after lunch walk, I am most grateful for finding them! Another struggle has been finding the perfect striped t-shirt, I cease my search or shall I say research, Hallhuber has covered me this season, my t-shirt comes in the long sleeved version as well, in soft pink (here), black (here) and red (here).

I am wearing:

Zara jacquard pantsΒ  (here)

T-shirt Hallhuber (here) and (here)

Bag The Cambridge Satchel Company (here)

Slingback shoes Bionda Castana (here)

Valentino sunglasses Vintage

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  1. May 3, 2017 / 6:49 am

    You look so lovely. Photos are amazingly done, they look so beautiful. xx

    • tbymallano
      May 5, 2017 / 9:43 am

      Thanks so much Swantje! Makes me happy:)

    • tbymallano
      May 3, 2017 / 12:09 pm


  2. May 3, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    Wow I didn’t expect those pants to be from Zara! I love how you styled them and even though I am not that petite, I will stick to your tips πŸ™‚ The sunnies are the perfect accessories as well <3
    xx, Carmen –

    • tbymallano
      May 5, 2017 / 9:45 am

      Thanks so much my darling Carmen!

    • tbymallano
      May 5, 2017 / 9:46 am

      Thanks so much Claire!

    • tbymallano
      May 5, 2017 / 9:45 am

      Makes me happy you enjoyed my post hon!

    • tbymallano
      May 5, 2017 / 9:45 am

      Thanks so much Kate! So do I, the quality is amazing!

  3. May 3, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    Love the way you styled these pants, the pastel colours are lovely, and the shape gives you a nice silhouette πŸ’– As a small person myself I can totally relate to this kind of struggle ! 😊

    • tbymallano
      May 5, 2017 / 9:47 am

      Happy you enjoyed my post sweetie and I hope I inspired you to try the wide-leg trend:)

  4. May 3, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    Great post! I totally hear you, I’m petite too and the struggle is real!

    Alya / moorizzla xx

    • tbymallano
      May 5, 2017 / 9:47 am

      Thanks so much Alya!

    • tbymallano
      May 5, 2017 / 9:48 am

      Oh that makes me so happy. I always try to find nice locations, representative of my taste. So happy you noticed:)

    • tbymallano
      May 5, 2017 / 9:48 am

      Thanks so much Shantel!

  5. Jo
    May 4, 2017 / 7:45 am

    Wow! You look lovely in those pants and little top. But are wide pants suitable when riding your bicycle? All that material would probably annoy me. Love the pointy shoes. Love, Jo x

    • tbymallano
      May 4, 2017 / 9:12 am

      I honestly wouldn’t dare wear them on my bike, I am a stain magnet Jo:)

      • Jo
        May 4, 2017 / 11:26 am

        Bicycle clips, my Dear. Whatever, that is a classy photo of you walking through that archway. x

    • tbymallano
      May 5, 2017 / 9:49 am

      Thanks so much Gemma!

  6. Gabrielle
    May 4, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    Oh my gosh, the quality of this post is incredible! I love how you’ve styled those unusual wide-leg trousers, as well as the baby blue shade of the bag by The Cambridge Satchel. Also, that photo of you standing by the road as the red car passes? Magical.

    • tbymallano
      May 5, 2017 / 9:49 am

      You know how much I appreciate your honest comments Gabrielle! So happy you enjoyed my post!

    • tbymallano
      May 5, 2017 / 9:50 am

      Thank you Anya!

  7. May 16, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    You did a read job with this style! I like everybody single piece πŸ’“πŸ’•πŸ’–
    I believe it’s hard to find something that fits well when you are petit. Most trousers are too long 😣
    Really love this outfit 😍

    Have a nice day,


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