Summer Pants Trend: Palazzo Pants Spring's Surprising Pants Trend: Palazzo Pants by Noria Morales 27/5/11 18 Reactions 15 Shares Print 0 12 3 0 0 I've had a love/hate relationship with palazzo pants. Admittedly, I haven't sported them since the early '90s, when my friends and I wore them with oversized knotted t-shirts and Doc Martins to a school dance, like a half-grunge uniform. The pant first emerged in the 1920s on fashionable women like Coco Chanel, who paired them with striped tanks and flat espadrilles. Jennifer Connelly's beautiful, sculptural look via an Oscar de la Renta pair in a 2007 Vogue editorial has never left my mind, in that it's-so-beautiful-but-I-can't-wear way. This season, the palazzo pant showed up on Spring runways, including Fendi, D&G, and Dries van Noten, and they looked fresh, comfy, and surprisingly chic. Now, a myriad of palazzo pant styles are popping up in stores, like this pretty salmon-pink pair from Asos ($74). Click the slideshow to see the runway trend in action. Is it a trend you'll be sporting? Let us know in the comments. Start Pants Trend: Palazzo Pants What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 John Galliano Spring '11 in a lovely flora and fauna print. Source: WWD 1 / 6 Pants Trend: Palazzo Pants What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 D&G Spring runway, in denim form . . . Source: WWD 2 / 6 Pants Trend: Palazzo Pants What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 And in delicate-lace form. Source: WWD 3 / 6 Pants Trend: Palazzo Pants What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Max Mara Spring '11 showed a breezy slit up the side of its palazzo pants. Source: Getty 4 / 6 Pants Trend: Palazzo Pants What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dries van Noten had a sporty drawstring approach to the palazzo. Source: Getty 6 / 6 Pants Trend: Palazzo Pants What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Fendi did palazzo in a deep-purple hue. Source: Getty 6 / 6 Spring's Surprising Pants Trend: Palazzo Pants originally posted on POPSUGAR Style & Trends 0 12 3 0 0 Back to Homepage Read More Spring PantsSummer PantsPants TrendsPalazzo PantsSpring Trends 2 years Didn't Theory Theysen begin this look last season. Oh so chicly, I must add. Pursy 2 years I look this look on others but I'm only 5'5" so I can't pull it off. Go for it @littlemunchkin! littlemunchkin 2 years @EvieJ - oh...then they might suit me then! I'm like a giraffe! Maybe I should try... Wild Magelet 2 years I think it has to be the right style. I am loving the return of wider leg, looser fitting pants, though - I think they're so much more flattering than the skinny jeans/leggings etc. EvieJ 2 years I think to pull them off you have to be tall AND slim. I'm almost 5'8" and can't wear them because I'm not slim enough. Love them on other people, though! littlemunchkin 2 years Oooh its a dodgy one...I'm not sure, i think they might look ridiculously stupid on me because Im so tall!