Palazzo pants are long women’s long trousers pants cut with a loose and extremely wide leg that flares out from the knee.
They were originally seen worn by brave and gutsy women like coco Chanel in the roaring 20s, and later by innovative actress Katharine Hepburn in the 30s, they first became popular during the 1960s.
Some deluxe and upscale food outlets resisted modern fashion trends by rejecting to admit ladies wearing trousers, which were considered inappropriate during that era.
They are supremely comfortable because of their wonderfully loose cut, which allows the legs to swirl around you as you walk and gives a graceful flare to your figure.
This loose styling can be relatively conservative, rather like French-cut flared jeans which flare from the hip rather than the waist. But if you prefer, you can find palazzo pants which are very loosely styled, looking almost like a maxi dress rather than pants.