The History of Palazzo Trousers

The History of Palazzo Trousers

Palazzo trousers came into style in Europe during the 1960s and have remained a staple in a woman’s wardrobe ever since.

Following the craze of silk lounge pyjamas in the 1920s which lead to the rise of the beach pyjamas by Coco Chanel in the 1930s the term palazzo trousers was coined by Diana Vreeland in the 1960s. They were highly popularised by Emilio Pucci showcasing them in his typical vibrant colours and patterns.

The name Palazzo originated from the Palazzo dei Normanni in Palermo, Italy which was known for its grandiose architecture and spacious courtyard. Since this style of trouser had a loose, flowing design with an extremely wide leg that was reminiscent of the elegant architecture of the Palazzo.

They allow women to dress in a style that is both fashionable and comfortable while feeling confident and empowered. 

Additionally, palazzo trousers became known as a symbol of female empowerment as they gave women the freedom to move more comfortably and confidently. As recent as the 1960s women were not allowed to wear trousers into some restaurants so women wore palazzo trousers as they could appear as a skirt

They are typically high-waisted with a zip or elastic closure and a free-flowing wide leg falling onto the wearer’s shoe. This style of trousers is comfortable and adds an elegant touch to any outfit. They can be worn day or night and pair nicely with a variety of tops, shoes, and accessories.

Accommodating to any shape and size, palazzo trousers are a timeless article of clothing that is needed in every woman’s wardrobe.

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