Elephant Pants

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Yes, elephant pants! In the 1970s, the term was used for ultra wide leg polyester trousers. Today they're back on the racks in modern, silky fabrics and flattering silhouettes. If you're thinking, "I could never pull those off!" - hold that thought. With the right fit, accessories, and attitude, these pants can be a playful - even practical - addition to anyone's closet.

Don't forget that fashion can truly be FUN and refreshingly beautiful when you feel free and comfortable to play with different styles. Whether your fashion sense is funky and eclectic or classic and chic, we've rounded up a few "palazzo" pant options for a little shopping inspiration.

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1. These breezy bottoms look best with a sturdy wedge, which will lengthen the look and add height for those of you on the shorter side! Pants, Madewell. Shoes, Forever21.

2. Classic black is easy and chic, especially paired with a simple sleeveless blouse. Pants, Forever21. Top, Anthropologie.

3. A structured blazer balances the soft, floaty fabric. Blazer, Topshop. Pants, Mango.

My version! I dug up these palazzo pants from Anthropologie's sale section and paired them with my new, favorite tuxedo jacket from Zara.

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