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Good News: Fall 2006 Isn't Just About Leggings

Good News: Fall 2006 Isn't Just About Leggings

As you know from my earlier post about Fall 2006 fashion trends, I am definitely on the fence about the whole leggings and skinny jeans thing. I am just not sure I can pull off the look. One thing I know I can handle, however, is another Fall trend: tailored wide-legged trousers. Here are a few of my favorites, including designer and non-designer finds:

Designer Picks

Marc by Marc Jacobs Herringbone Wide-Leg Pants, $278.00, Available here.

Theory Emery M Pant, $230.00, Available here.


To see how to get this look at non-designer prices,

Banana Republic Martin Lightweight Wool Trouser, $98.00, Available here.

Gap Flare Original Low Rise Pants, $48.00, Available here.

Mossimo® Black Wear-to-Work Trouser Pants, $22.99, Available here.

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giana48 giana48 10 years
I really prefer the wide trousers except I'm really short and they make me look squat unless I wear really high boots or heels, and then I might kill myself in pain or fall over eventually. As for the leggins and skinny jeans, I have wide hips for a little person, so it would make me look disporportionate. The trick is finding pants that elongate your figure if you're short.
lesocialite lesocialite 10 years
never, ever liked leggings. maybe for a day before they were trendy. but those wide trousers are sexy if you have the right body.. like tall and thin. :]
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
I guess I shouldn't complain because they're a lot better than leggings, but if you're a size 14 (like me) wide legs are horribly unflattering. They make me look just as fat as skinny jeans. I prefer a nice happy medium between super skinny and super wide.
el_roach_0 el_roach_0 10 years
those are way cute!
blOndiE7 blOndiE7 10 years
I like the 2nd pair!! I can see myself wearing those!
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
I love pants like that. I have a few pairs already be awhile b4 I can wear em tho
margaretha margaretha 10 years
yes! these look good on almost everyone. plus they are a much easier trend to pull off for those of us who have to look professional - at least some of the time...
eye173candy eye173candy 10 years
Trousers are great for school and work- and you can dress them up with a fancy blouse and heels. I have alot of trouser pants, so I am content they are in fashion! Live Much.Laugh Often.Love Always ♥
Nan-Einhart Nan-Einhart 10 years
Okay, I'll admit it: I am way too old for leggings except in the privacy of my own home. Skinny jeans look like a total disaster for me as well. These pants look a little more user friendly for real women.
Faye16 Faye16 10 years
I hate wide leg! The bagginess makes me feel like my legs are fat. It's either bootleg or skinny for me.
Fashiondiva91 Fashiondiva91 10 years
I hate those pants, they look to seventies.
4cdawgs 4cdawgs 10 years
I think wide leg pants are awesome! They really give your waist a thinner look and after four kids, I'm into that!
xcarlyx02 xcarlyx02 10 years
They look good on me with converse on.
malibu-stacey malibu-stacey 10 years
ya, seems like heels are the key... i'll give it a shot!
ladyKt ladyKt 10 years
i tried some on from the Gap, and they made my legs look like a stump. Im 5'2. I didnt try them on with heels though.
xcarlyx02 xcarlyx02 10 years
Im really short (5'1, but skinny though. They look good on me I think.
merryunbirthday merryunbirthday 10 years
I'm a short girl, too, malibu. You can wear 'em if you've got heels underneath and hips on top.
JennaV JennaV 10 years
mal....i am 5'4 and i love them. I just make sure to wear a nice heel.
malibu-stacey malibu-stacey 10 years
you must be a skinny minnie, then! :) i'm not sure short girls should do wide legged trousers either...? what do you guys think? i'm like 5'1"...
xcarlyx02 xcarlyx02 10 years
Aww I love leggings
JennaV JennaV 10 years
I don't know who the genius was who tried to bring leggings back, but that was a big mistake. We wore them in the 80's (and early 90's with baby doll dresses) because we didn't know better. Now there is no excuse. ON the other hand...I LOVE wide legged trousers. They look so classic and sophisticated. Another reason to look forward to fall:)
Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 10 years
great cause I wasn't getting into all the legging trend. I'm loving the styles picture here, they look so dressy. Time to go shopping!
OMGSHitsKAT OMGSHitsKAT 10 years
Thank Goodness for this. I don't think I can pull off leggings and skinny jeans. I have fat thighs and they'd only make them look even fatter! Hey MS, haha you're right about the cheap versions looking cheap. I guess you get your money's worth. I don't like the color of the last one.
malibu-stacey malibu-stacey 10 years
is it just the photographs, or do the cheap versions seem really... well... cheap? i think maybe FAB is making me covet pricey designer items now... :)
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 10 years
Kudos to Fab for putting designer price AND everyday price options out there for us! :)
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