15 Ways To Style Palazzo Pants

Get inspired by the ideas and style your palazzos in the most stylish and trendy ways.

By Pratima Ati

Well, thanks to the well-known designer Coco Chanel who first sported palazzo pants on a beach once. Originated in the 1960s, these pants are a trend even today. And this is exactly why we want to show you all the different ways to style palazzo pants here in this article. Going ahead, we shall break many myths around these pants and provide you with some amazing ideas that you can take help of in order to style them. We don’t want to take much of your time anymore because it is time for you to rock some of these pants. After all, they are easy-to-wear, comfortable, and super chic. So, scroll down and give this article a read.

What Are Palazzo Pants?

Palazzo pants are trousers, except way more comfortable. They flare out from your knees as they move down to the legs. They are slightly high-waisted and create a sensual silhouette, contrary to the popular belief that they look unflattering. They were first spotted in the 1960s and now come in many variants to match the current trends. From formals to travel trousers, they come in all shapes and sizes. Take a look!

How And What To Wear With Palazzo Pants

1. Cropped Folk Palazzo Trousers

We thought we would get your attention with this exciting piece of palazzo pants. This pair of larger than life wide-cut pants with a crop top, a bamboo bag, and flats is how you welcome summer.

2. Wide Leg Palazzo Trousers

We caught you off-guard with these, didn’t we? We know that the general understanding of palazzos is that they are all about that hippie vibe, but that couldn’t be far from the truth. Wide leg trouser-style palazzos work well as business casuals. You can throw on a blazer too to finish off the look.

3. Black Palazzos And Off-Shoulder Top


Let’s do the one combination that comes to us naturally, but slightly differently. Instead of black trousers and white shirt, try black palazzos with a white off-shoulder top. Watch this outfit transform the vibe within seconds.

4. 3/4th Palazzos And Bodysuit

Tame your wide-legged trousers with a figure-hugging bodysuit. Checks add character to the pants while its 3/4th length adds to the charm. Style this look with pumps and a formal blazer before walking into a meeting.

5. Floral Sharara Palazzos

When you are in the mood to do a little Indie thing with your outfit, these pants fit the bill. These floral sharara-style palazzos look perfect with a turtleneck T-shirt, layered jewelry, ankle-strap heels, and a slick high ponytail.

6. Palazzos And Short Kurta

Palazzos with a short kurta or a cropped empire waist top is one of the smartest outfits you can wear. You can dress up or down with this outfit. You can wear it to a party or a meeting. Finish off the look with platform heels or wedges.

7. Palazzo Pants And An Oversized Tunic

Palazzos have replaced leggings – and it is official. They bring comfort and style to your ethnic wardrobe. Pair them with any long kurti, tunic, an oversized dress shirt, or a sweater to create a comfy but chic look.

8. Pastel Toned Palazzos With A Tube Top

Pair your pastel-toned palazzos with a bustier or off-shoulder top. Throw on wedges and a side body bag, style your hair in beachy waves, and put on some subtle makeup when you head to your next brunch party.

9. Flowing Palazzos And A Halter Top

Flowing Palazzos And A Halter Top


Come summer, let these pants take over. They are oh-so-comfortable but without compromising on style. Halter neck, racerback, or anything that adds dimension without adding weight to the pants works perfectly.

10. Patterned Palazzo Pants

Patterned Palazzo Pants


Patterned palazzos add definition to your outfit without looking over the top as long as you choose the right pattern. Ankle-length palazzos and a plain T-shirt (cropped or tucked in) go well with white Converse shoes, gladiator sandals, or even sneakers, depending on how you want to swing the outfit.

11. White Palazzos

Fan of linens and cotton clothes? You can do an all-white look with white palazzo pants to look incredibly classy. Tuck in a soft cotton shirt, throw on some tribal jewelry, and go for a “no makeup” makeup look.

12. Striped Palazzos And Crop Top

Heading out to the beach? Ankle-length palazzos are the perfect choice. They are airy, don’t get dirty, and are too cute to say no to. Pick striped pants and pull off the matching top outfit thingy with a crop top, throw in sliders, and a hat!

13. Straight Formal Palazzos

Wondering what straight-cut palazzos look like? Formal palazzo trousers look better when they are a little less broad and cut straight, unlike casual palazzos. Pair this with a silk camisole top for a balanced silhouette.

14. High-Waisted Beige Trousers

If you have tried all types of styles with palazzos, go for a coordinated set like this. These high-waisted slit floral pants with a matching crop top are perfect for holidays in summer and spring.

15. Palazzos For Wedding

Do you prefer androgynous outfits over anything feminine? Even to a wedding? Then, a palazzo jumpsuit like this can do it for you. Put your hair in a sleek bun, throw on a side body bag or carry a clutch, and put on some exquisite jewelry to stand out in style.

We would say that palazzo pants are some of the most versatile bottom wears we have been blessed with. It is incredible how these simple pants go perfectly well with both traditional and western outfits. Of course, you can also create an Indo-western look by just donning a pair of palazzo pants. And can we applaud its ability to offer us comfort? Sure, we can, and we should. It is important to be comfortable in your clothes to look fabulous, and palazzo pants are perfect. So, take your inspiration from this article and learn all the ways to style palazzo pants.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I know if palazzos suit my figure?

The common myth with palazzos is that they only look good on tall women. While it’s true that tall women look great in them, it doesn’t mean that shorter women can’t rock them. If you are short, go for palazzos that aren’t too huge but slightly narrow. Curvy women look great in palazzos when the focus is on the top. Wear a well-fitting top and avoid too many layers.

Can petite women wear palazzo pants?

If you are petite, pair your palazzos with a crop top or a short kurta that don’t add weight to your upper body. Go for pumps or sandals that are narrow instead of anything chunky that can shrink you down further.

Are palazzos considered formal wear?

Yes, totally. It depends on how you style them and the tops you team them up with. Unless the bottoms are too deconstructed or look like travel pants, you can wear them to work.

What shoes do you wear with palazzo pants?

Pumps, platform heels, and peep-toe heels narrow down the broad silhouette of palazzos. Wedges and platform heels are also fail-proof options to pair with palazzos. Oxfords, sneakers, or gladiators look nice too if you want to go the boho way.

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Pratima Ati is a postgraduate in International Business from Staffordshire University. After working in Marketing and Business Development for a... more