Earlier this summer I found a petite plus size girl's unicorn: wide leg pants that weren't too long! I have been on a long search for non-stretch wide leg pants that both fit my thighs comfortably and didn't drag on the ground. Sure, I could get them and hem them but sometimes wide leg pants have patterns at the bottom that would be cut off by hemming. 

I thought for a long time that if something didn't exist in my size then I wasn't supposed to wear it and what I realized over time was that it really just meant that I needed to get creative. I learned to shop in thrift stores, men's sections, and make my own pieces. Now, I shop a lot online so I check size charts, measurements, and return policies if I am not able to try a piece on first. But when I do find something off the rack that fits exactly right, I get a little giddy. 

I found my unicorn plus size wide leg pants at Rainbow earlier this summer. I was able to try them on before purchasing so I knew that they fit in the thighs and didn't drag on the ground.

Now, I cannot vouch how these would fit on someone taller than my 5'1" frame but they were perfect for me. I wore them with slightly elevated white flatforms, but I could wear them with flats. I am still shocked by this. 

I wanted to highlight the belt detail at the waist so I paired the wide leg pants with my favorite Society+ caged crop top and vintage jean jacket. My shades are Ready to Stare (as usual!)

On my search for more plus size wide leg pants to share with y'all I discovered that SimplyBe is one retailer that offers wide leg pants in varying lengths from regular to extra short!  Just because your thighs are thick and short, that's no reason to shy away from any style. If my thighs look wide in these pants, that's cool by me because my thighs are wide and that's perfectly okay!

I love how these wide leg pants fit on me and whatever shape or length your legs may be, this is a style that anyone who wants to can wear. Because fuck fashion rules, ya know? 

Check out my favorite plus size wide leg pant options below and get your shop on! 

1. Overalls

2. Extra Short

Wide Leg Jersey Pant - Extra Short, Simply Be

3. Star-Struck

The "Dreamer" Pant, Zelie For She

4. Floral

Seamed Waist Floral Pants, Melissa McCarthy

5. Culottes

Wide Leg Culottes, ELOQUII

6. Trouser

Tulip Wide Leg Pants, Pop Up Plus

7. Jump-Suited

The Embolden Age Jumpsuit in Midnight, Modcloth

8. Up to 6X

Perfect Palazzo Pants, SWAK Designs

9. Nautical Jeans

Nautical Wide Leg Jean, ELOQUII

10. Wide Leg BFFs

Military Wide Leg Jumpsuit & Multi Color Geo Palazzo Pant, Ashley Stewart

11. Faux Leather

Cropped Faux Leather Ponte Pant, Melissa McCarthy

12. Drawstring

Plus Size Sleeveless Jumpsuit, Society+

These are my picks for plus size wide leg pants. Show me how you wear them by tagging @readytostare on Twitter & Instagram and #StareStyle.


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