Too big for your britches?

Attention! Attention! Pin-thin drainpipes are officially over. As the season focuses on sophistication and grace, the preferred silhouette is easy-going and rather casual.

Flowing, capacious trousers comprised the latest this season as skinny jeans plummet and decline towards obsolescence. Even fashion innovator Mary-Kate Olsen models the perfect combination: rolled up salmon trousers paired with a thick brown belt, tucked-in mustard sweater, and navy trench coat.

As spring emerges, beach bums, adventurists, and capitalists alike can dress their pants up or down to their liking. That’s right! Bring on the pastels, bohemian prints, vertical stripes, bold hues and variations of fabric.

The endless design options and high-waist pants look best with a skin-tight crop top or a tucked in tank or loose fitting blouse. Want to dress to impress? Add a pair of heels, leather jacket, statement necklace or simple clutch. Want a more relaxed look? Wear sandals or flats with a bracelet or two.

Inspired by the streets, designers such as Alice + Olivia and Chloe launched trousers within their looks. Even Forever 21 and Zara quickly mass produced variations of the upcoming trend and depleted skinny jeans from their stock.

Think about it. Low-rise skinny jeans most often fit slender bodies and tend to show lumps and bumps on an individual’s legs. High-waist baggy trousers, however, hide the wide thighs and possible muffin top. Let’s be honest, ladies. Not every person has the Victoria’s Secret model body. People have “flaws” and want to look and feel good about them self.

Intrigued? Let’s break it down. Check out our top three picks from Anthropologie.

Say hello to the Gamma Wide Legs trouser by Chloe Oliver. Driven by a true understanding of classics and a longing to push the boundaries, designers Jessica Edler and Taylor Lungren fabricated a polyester pull on style with side pockets. The fully lined, geo-patterned pants are equally irreplaceable and wearable.

Up next — the Ankle Zip Charlie Trousers by Cartonnier. The exclusive Charlie is the talk of the town as they compliment every gal’s figure. Inspired by the tailoring of a gentlemen’s suit, the cropped length and curve-hugging fit easily goes from feminine to tomboy with a swap of shoes and a top. Best part yet, Anthropologie offers this wardrobe must-have in six colors: lemon drop, melon, balsam, black, gold and dark grey.

Last, but not least, Brighton Wide Legs by Elevenses. These finely tailored classics draw upon vintage references and evoke modern elegance. Whether you’re at the office or out on the town, these berry wide-leg trousers flatter any body.

So, what are you still doing here? Go shopping, be trendy and turn heads.

Tina Whitworth and Amber Karadsheh show off their good sense of fashion, featuring flowy printed pants. (Photo | Andrea Henk)