How to Wear Palazzo Pants Like Anne Hathaway

Quick, without thinking deeply, what 3 words would you use to describe Anne Hathaway’s pants?

Anne Hathaway

Anne HathawayAnne Hathaway wearing big baggy trousers and a fedora hat while walking to a friend’s house in California on July 10, 2013

If your thoughts veered toward words like horrendous, ugly, and unflattering, you are definitely not a fan of Anne’s pants. If you thought they are okay, nice, unique, then perhaps you think this look isn’t too bad.

I think Anne has one of those body shapes that can wear pretty much anything and get away with it. She definitely has the physique and the long legs to make palazzo pants look flattering and chic.

Unfortunately, though, those are all wasted on this particular pair of palazzo. Separately, it isn’t too bad. The army green hue is quite popular these days and would work great with edgy pieces. But the wrinkly fabric is just too off-putting for any fashion nazi’s peace of mind.

Anne’s styling is also a tad confusing. The chucks and stripey orange top are definitely not the pieces to wear with pants like this. She should have worn a sleeveless top to balance them out, and a pair of flat strappy sandals would have made the look more stylish.

Palazzo pants are a little tricky to wear, but with proper styling, you should be able to create a chic outfit. Start with the following pairs:

1. L’Agence Palazzo Pants, $300

L Agence Palazzo Pants

2. Alice + Olivia Super Flare Striped Pants, $118.80

Alice + Olivia Super Flare Striped Pants

3. Chloe Wide-Leg Dress Trouser, $643.58

Chloe Wide Leg Dress Trouser

4. Sacai Patchwork Trouser, $1,132.48

Sacai Patchwork Trouser

Anne should have worn any of these pairs if she really wanted to sample the palazzo pants trend, don’t you think?

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