A Round of Applause for the Palazzo!

Palazzo pants walk elegantly into any room! Palazzo trousers are popular as summer wear, and since summer is here, I have seen this trendy style of pants in most clothing stores.

Let’s give a round of applause for the palazzo!

Palazzo pants are long women’s trousers cut with a loose, extremely wide leg that flares out from the waist. Palazzo pants flare out evenly from the waist to the ankle, and therefore, are different from bellbottoms, which are snug over the thighs and then flare out from the knee. Palazzo pants also differ from Gaucho trousers, which theoretically, only extend to mid-calf, although many people use the term palazzo pants and gaucho pants interchangeably.


Palazzo pants fit loose and tend to be flattering in light, flowing fabrics that are breathable in hot weather. Silk, crepe/crape, jersey and other natural fiber textures are popular fabrics for the palazzo design, making them an ideal wear for summer weather. In winter time, palazzo trousers can be found in wool or heavy synthetic fabrics.




Palazzo pants can be either dressy or casual. The palazzo trouser is an ideal choice when you are attending an event where dresses are appropriate, yet you prefer to wear comfortable pants. Palazzo trousers are dressier looking than regular pants, and if worn with the right shoes and accessories, the palazzo trouser is high fashion indeed!

Palazzo pants deserve their playful compliments!


I did some clothes shopping myself a few days ago (fun!) and one item of clothing that I brought home is a darling pair of palazzo pants. The waist is made in such a way that I can wear the pants as waist pants, or fold the waist material over and wear the pants as hip huggers. The palazzos are black and white in color, and vogue! I then bought a sheer, waist length, feminine white blouse with a white tank top to wear underneath the open blouse. I plan to wear black high heels, and I bought some dangling bracelets (a group of 8 individual bracelets) to wear with the outfit, and a pair of long, elegant, rhinestone earrings. I haven’t put the outfit on yet, but I do visualize the entire ensemble in my mind, for the first time that I wear all of the separate pieces together. I normally tend to stick to pink and purple shades of lip gloss, but with my palazzo pants outfit, I bought a bright red gloss to offset the elegant, slinky outfit! That is the fabulousness of fashion!

Fashion is fun, fierce and fantastic!


Palazzo pants for women first became a popular trend in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The style was similar to the wide-legged, cuffed trousers worn my some women of avant-garde fashions in the 1930s and 1940s, particularly actresses Katherine Hepburn, Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich!

Palazzo Pants Fun Fact: During the 1960s, some upscale restaurants resisted modern fashion trends by refusing to admit women wearing trousers, which were considered inappropriate by some proprietors. This posed a problem for women who didn’t want to wear the skirt styles that were then in fashion. Some women overcame the restaurant bans on women in pants by wearing palazzo trousers as evening wear!

Palazzo trousers do look upscale and fashionable when the wearer is walking, as the extremely wide leg allows for the material to flow elegantly along with the movement of the legs.

Walk and rock in pretty palazzo pants!



Another plus of the palazzo pants is that they tend to make the wearer look longer and leaner. The wide leg with the narrower waist helps to elongate the length of the legs and add a slimming appearance to the hips and the thighs.

Wear your palazzo’s with pride!

Strut your walk with flowing elegance and fashion flair in the palazzo trouser.

Feminine, graceful and fun all rolled into one!

Author Nancy Mangano is the author of two novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Nancy has woven her love of detective work along with her fashion fetish into her books. Visit Nancy on her author website at http://www.nancymangano.com, her author/fashion/style blog http://www.passionforprying.wordpress.com, Twitter @nancymangano and her author “like” Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano.


About authornancymangano

Nancy Mangano resides in Orange County, CA. She has blended her love of detective work and style in her novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy.
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