37 Plus Size Cropped Wide Leg Pants That'll Make Your Summer To Fall Transition A Breeze
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Much of the world has lived in skinny jeans and tightly tapered trousers for the better part of a decade, but fashion is nothing if not cyclical. The flared and super-wide, JNCO Jean-esque cuts of the '90s have been slowly reentering the market for some time now, and Fall 2017 may be hitting us with the coolest options yet. Finding niche trends like these in extended sizes was once a near-impossible feat, comparable to slaying dragons or landing an invite to the Met Gala. Lucky for us, these 37 plus size wide legged, cropped pants prove that things are evolving for the better.
Dressing in between seasons can often seem complicated at best and garbage-fire-emoting at worst. Cropped and wide-leg pants are just about perfect for the summer to fall transition, though. Their length offers more coverage (and subsequently more warmth) than a summery skirt might, but the flared hems will allow that sweet autumnal breeze to hit your knees when the days are on the warmer side.
Whether your sartorial tendencies err on the side of vintage-inspired, minimalism-heavy, or boss babe-like, there's undoubtedly a cropped and flared trouser out there to fit your every chic and nuanced need. With some clever layering, you may even be able to rock some of these come the A/W transition, too.
1. Flamenco Vibes
2. Florals In Fall
3. Modern Boardroom Babe
4. Retro Details
The retro-inspired suspenders on these guys will make you look like a Mad Men extra with very little effort involved. Although slightly longer in length to many of their counterparts, the trousers are also cropped enough to let you show off your late summer or early autumn mules.
5. For The Queen B
The Susan Palazzo Pant (Sizes XXS-6XL & to custom measurements), $45, SmartGlamour
Something about these cropped palazzo pants screams "Blair Waldorf." If you're an aspiring Queen B who dreams of sipping French coffee on the Triangle d'Or someday, trousers like these should offer a more realistic and budget-friendly alternative.
6. Subtly Nautical
7. Wear White After Labor Day
8. Timeless Beauty
The story goes that every woman and femme needs a little black dress in her wardrobe... but what about the little black pant? These trousers will pair equally nicely with your favorite tee or a more formal button-down, so you can quite literally wear them for any occasion.
9. Athleisure Revisited
Libera Zipper Pants In White (Sizes S-3XL), $30, Fashion Nova
Sportswear-inspired stripes and cuts were all the rage in 2016. For 2017, why not give the trend a more sophisticated, striking edge? These zipper-detail cropped trousers are just the thing you need to make a memorable entrance.
10. Casual Elle Woods
11. All Tied Up
12. For Your '50s Fancies
Gingham Wide Leg Culotte (Sizes 14-28), $30, Lane Bryant
How utterly sweet are these gingham culottes? Pants as precious and vintage-inspired as these deserve to be worn trans-seasonally.
13. Easy & Breezy
14. A Little Bit Of Sheer
15. Spooky Chic
16. Soft Denim
17. Forever Love Pink
18. Black On Black
19. Picnic Ready
Wide Leg Gingham Crop By Glamour x Lane Bryant (Sizes 18-24), $34.98, Lane Bryant
Grab a picnic basket and make the most out of the remaining warm afternoons before winter comes back. These gingham pants could be paired with an embroidered peasant blouse or black button-down and look equally adorable.
20. The Easiest Denim Around
Get the look of your favorite denim without the fuss. The loose-fitting nature of these lil' gems means you'll be forever comfortable without having to tackle buttons or skinny jean fits.
21. White On White
If you're of the opinion that every closet needs some white basics as well as black ones, let these denim crops guide you through the fall. These can be rocked with your favorite band tee, a seasonal lace-up knit, or an oversized blouse. Anything goes.
22. Mom Trousers
Eileen Fisher Droplet Print Organic Cotton Crop Pants (Sizes 16-22), $178, Nordstrom
You may think of your '90s mama the second you hear "Eileen Fisher," but here's the thing: '90s moms were quite possibly among the coolest-dressed parents of all time. These organic cotton pants will make you look sophisticated yet approachable.
23. Rustic Bae
24. Modern Art
There's no way these culottes won't call to mind images of paint-speckled modern art. Wear them with pride.
25. Babe On The Town
26. Elegant Flares
If natural fibers and subtle flare detailing sound like your jam, Eileen Fisher will have you covered. These pants are 100 percent organic and 100 percent fancy.
27. A Modern Hippie
29. Elevated Sweats
Who says you can't wear sweatpants out of the house? These capris are as comfortable as your old workout pants, but a little more grownup.
30. Totally Artsy
31. Understated Stripes
32. Small Daisies
Black & White Ditsy Daisy Print Jersey Culottes (Sizes 16-36), $28, Yours Clothing
Look closely and you'll see tiny daisies decorating these soft jersey culottes. They're absolutely charming.
Banana Print Elastic Waist Cotton Culottes (Sizes 12-22), $36, Ulla Popken
These culottes are bananas, in the best way possible. Take some summer vibes with you through this seasonal transition, because looking at these would make anyone happy.
34. Polka Dots For Days
Cropped Soft Wide Leg Pants (Sizes 10-34), $35, ellos
Polka dots are among the most classic prints of all time, and these trousers prove it. They are ever-so-slightly reminiscent of vintage '50s prints, but with an irrevocable contemporary feel.
35. Candy Striper
36. With A Bark
The color of these pants is called "bark," and they certainly do. The one-of-a-kind hue is unique, thus elevating the otherwise simple trousers into legendary high-fashion status.
37. Take Up Space
The color! The cut! The fabric! In these wide-leg trousers, you will take up space and be seen — which is just the way you like it.
The transition from late summer into early autumn is a glorious time of year. Thanks to this assortment of wide-legged, cropped pants, your style will be just as glorious, too.