In the fourth of my “Sunday Best” features, I am showing you some pleated Palazzos from Top Shop. I had been after these for ages but thought that I had missed the boat as they had sold out online. However I found them in the sale and a pair of leggings from Warehouse dealt with the “blimey I am too old to go out in something this see through” dilemma!
For this outfit, I have put them with a sparkly top from Oasis, a black blazer and Dune silver pointed shoes as shown here:
Palazzos are great for ladies who carry more weight on their bottom half. They skim, rather than cling, and because they are so wide at the bottom, they balance out wider hips. A pair of high heels can make them very elegant and keeping the top half fitted gives a nice silhoutte. A dark plain pair, teamed with a lighter embellished top, or a plain top with jewellery, is the best way to slim your shape down. They work equally well with pretty sandals in the summer. For the evening, they are a nice alternative to a dress or skirt and would work well with a structured jacket, or a leather biker jacket.
You can find these ones (from left to right) at Phase 8, £59 and £79 respectively, and bottom M and S, £29.50 (although the M and S ones would look better if the trousers were longer or the heels lower!) I have also come across Palazzos in Topshop (flower print and tree print), Dorothy Perkins and F and F at Tesco – so there is a lot of choice. They might be worth bearing in mind the next time you are looking to try something a little different whilst not wanting to venture too far outside of your comfort zone!