I am always in search for the perfect pair of high-waist, wide-leg pants. I think they are very slimming as the style elongates the silhouette and the fabric follows the length of the body gracefully. One of my criteria for choosing wide-leg pants is that they have to be long enough to cover the heels. I am not a fan of wide-leg pants that end at the ankle and even a little longer although that is really up to a personal taste. To create the most flattering look, I pair them with a tucked in or shorter shirt to show off the high-waist. Since the high-waist style is the emphasis, I prefer that the pants are a little looser in the hip area. I am saving the fitted look for my skinnies:).
Due to its classic look, this style is here to stay. In fact, I have had these pants for years but they did not fit all of my criteria (specifically, too tight at the hips). I am enjoying them right now as things may change around Christmas again, haha 🙂