From how to choose the right palazzos for your body type to selecting and styling the top, here’s the ULTIMATE guide on how to wear palazzos + discover my 11 palazzo pants outfits!
Hey gorgeous! You’ve see palazzo pants on celebs, in movies and TV shows. But if you’ve ever wondered how to wear palazzos in a way that can actually suit you, you’re in the right place! Today we’re gonna try all sorts of tops to see what looks good and what doesn’t with palazzos. So from accessories to hair and makeup, to even how to choose the light palazzos for your body type, we’re gonna cover it all. So are you ready for the ultimate guide on how to style palazzos? Let’s go!
Selecting Palazzos for Your Body Type
First thing you wanna know when learning how to wear palazzos is choosing the right palazzos. You want to choose the right pair for your body type, otherwise not even a good top or accessories will be able to save the outfit. And an unflattering pair will only go to the bottom of your closet and stay there forever!!
Generally, palazzos look the best on tall and thin girls. Since palazzos are flared right from the hips, they can add a lot of bulk to your lower half.
- If you’re curvy or pear-shaped, go for dark colors and flowy fabrics for a slimming effect.
- How to wear palazzos if you’re short? Go for striped or pleated palazzos that’ll elongate your silhouette.
Fringes also help to add more vertical lines as well as dynamism.
- Find flowy palazzo pants for short height. Go for flowy, light-weight fabrics, since stiff fabrics will add a lot of bulk, making you look stumpy.
- Also if you’re short, avoid ankle-length palazzos and go for longer ones that can cover your heels to look taller.
- If you’re short, or don’t have a flat tummy, avoid palazzos that have a thick belt or a lot of fabric in the waist area.
- Try with the right shoes before you buy them so that you make sure that you like the overall look.
What Tops to Wear with Palazzo Pants
1. Type of Tops
How to wear palazzos with the right kind of top? Tucked-in, well-fitted tops generally look the best as they mimic the hourglass shape. Sleeveless tops are great too. Tees, crop tops and even button-up shirts can work.
Fit matters a lot. You don’t want something that adds bulk or folds in the tummy area, since it will ruin the silhouette, making you look shapeless.
So avoid stiff fabrics like heavy cotton, silk or organza for your palazzo style.
Contrasting tops that have the same undertone work the best with palazzo pants outfits. Like gold, apple green or maroon with olive green.
You can also go for a matching top for a jumpsuit-like effect.
Or a lighter shade of your palazzos like grayish silver with black. Pastels work, well, with pastels. Like white with sky blue or peach with cream.
For a rich, well-put-together look, go for a fabric of similar texture and weight. Like flowy with flowy, crepe with chiffon. Cotton blends, satin and lycra are good options, too.
Go for tops that can be easily tucked in, or well-fitted crop tops. Long tops don’t really look as flattering, but A-line tops may work well, especially with the belt.
Even loose crop tops may be okay. Peplums may or may not look good, so they’re worth a try. Also try palazzo pants with long tops. Maxi tops with a front slit can look great, especially on pear-shaped girls. You can also add a belt to give structure.
Palazzos are generally for summers only but they may work in transition seasons like early fall with a full sleeve top, a cropped denim jacket or well-fitted tucked in sweater. You can also add a scarf.
How to Wear Palazzos: Accessories
1. Handbags for Palazzos
For casual palazzo pants outfits, go for a tote bag or cross-body bag. And for an elegant look, you can try a clutch, a sling bag or a large structured bag. Micro bags look the most elegant. Match the bag and shoes either with your top or with your palazzos.
2. Shoes with Palazzo Pants
For shoes, it’s best to add height with pumps, platforms or wedges.
Flats, of course, also work with palazzo pants outfits. And even sneakers, for an experimental look, especially with crop palazzos.
Long chains, beaded necklaces, chokers – all are great ideas. Or long tassel earrings. Stacked bracelets or rings work well too.
Hair and Makeup
A side fishtail braid, wavy hair or top knot look perfect for a casual, boho look. For a party, you can even wear a chignon or ponytail with palazzo pants outfits. Keep the makeup minimal for a summer look. Or add some color to match the top or palazzos like in the eye shadow or lipstick.
So I hope these tips and my ideas on how to wear palazzos were helpful. Now you can style your palazzos in so many ways. They’re really comfy and if styled right, they can really look great. So what would you like me to style next? Let me know below! And do tag me in your palazzo pants outfits on Instagram @shilpaahujadotcom. I’ll definitely like them! Muaah!
My 11 Palazzo Pants Outfits
Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion.
Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That’s how it evolved over centuries and that’s how it’s been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]