We're just going to come out and admit it: we're completely envious of Victoria Beckham's wide-leg denim collection. Her easy-cool styling could make converts out of even skinny-leg devotees. That's because it's easy to channel the same leggy effect, thanks to the ultraflattering fit of flared denim (read: it highlights your waist and balances out curves with its flared hemline). So far, Victoria has shown off a light-wash pair with braided detailing at the waist, a classic dark wash, and just about everything in between. Head inside to see Victoria's best wide-leg denim moments — then shop your favorites.
You don't have to spend a ton of money to get a great pair of jeans. There are so many different denim choices out there, so we went ahead and selected our favorite labels that you need to know about. Whether you're in need of a cool black jean, searching for the perfect pair of high-waisted pants, or want to try out a '70s flare — Les Halles, Cheap Monday, and SOLD have you covered. And the best part? All of these jeans are under $150. On Allison: ASOS blazer, top from Madison LA, SOLD jeans.
First we spotted Jessica Biel sporting Madewell's Widelegger jean ($125) from the Spring collection in LA; now it seems Jessica Alba's got a thing for the same denim. Incidentally both ladies also dressed up their jeans with a Madewell top, Jessica B. in the label's Trellis Crochet top ($68), and Jessica A. opting for a laid-back Windowplane Plaid top ($70). Each takes a different approach to dressing the '70s-style wide leg — Biel goes a little more sophisticated, while Alba takes a kickback approach. I'm not saying one is better than the other, that's your job — time to cast your vote for the Jessica who made Madewell look more Fab.
Lightwash wide-leg jeans always remind me of the ever-fabulous Claudia Schiffer. It's ironic that these K Karl Lagerfeld Samantha Wide-Leg Jeans ($95, originally $270) are designed by one of Claudia's closest designer pals. Coincidence? And how amazing is that price tag? That's the least you're ever going to pay for a Lagerfeld-designed piece. The pale color, the high waist, and the wide legs are super '70s. Now all you need is a lavender blouse a la Claudia and you're good to groove.
In an ideal world, we would have two pairs of the same jeans — one for flats and one for heels. But back to reality. Insta-hem ($18), a nonpermanent hemming tape, makes it possible to wear the same jeans in many ways. It has an adhesive back that is strong enough to stick to fabric and hold in place for several hours.
Say you love these Arden B. Tulip Pocket Denim Trousers ($68) with both platforms wedges and flat sandals. Now you can wear them with both without having to alter anything. I know, the fold-under technique isn't as attractive, but the alternative of paying a hefty alteration fee and having it be permanent is more brutal. Convinced? Follow the three-step instructions and you're good to fold.
One of your good friends is about to have a lil version of herself and to celebrate you're throwing her a baby shower. It's a casual affair, just the lady of honor and a few of her closest gal pals, so your outfit should be nothing over-the-top. And no Jimmy Choos: we wouldn't want what happened to Carrie Bradshaw to happen to you!
Let's see what you all came up with!
Oh! Now, you can build outfits by creating a list of clothing items. We have everything you need to build outfits with, and you can use your Fab Find bookmarks, too. This is an even better way to put together an entire outfit when you are completing your Fab Finding missions.
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One of your good friends is about to have a lil version of herself, and to celebrate, you're throwing her a baby shower. It's a casual affair, just the lady of honor and a few of her closest gal pals, so your outfit should be nothing over-the-top. And no Jimmy Choos: we wouldn't want what happened to Carrie Bradshaw to happen to you!
Now, you can build outfits by creating a list of clothing items. We have everything you need to build outfits with, and you can use your Fab Find bookmarks too. This is an even better way to put together an entire outfit when you are completing your Fab Finding missions.
To see some of my favorite online stores, read more
Can you imagine a sale where more than 600 items are up for grabs? Topshop is making imagination reality by doing just that for their Mid-Season Sale that is going on right now — prices are knocked down on everything from dresses to outerwear to shoes and lingerie.
When an opportunity like this comes knocking, I am sure to answer! Especially when pieces like this Topshop Metallic Sequin Silk Vest, $62 (originally $92), are calling my name: it is too cute to pass up.
Celebs are definitely embracing the wide legged jeans trend. And for those tall and modelesque ones, this is a way to look even taller - as if they need any more help! This is a first Celebrity Style for Katie Holmes and I have a feeling there will be more to come. While she is sporting these wide legged bad boys in a rather raver sort of way (memories!), she still manages to be polished with a butter leather bag and sleek leather jacket.
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