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A short history of the palazzo pants

A short history of the palazzo pants

I've always associated palazzo pants with luxury and opulence, for some reason. I must have first seen them when I was a kid in some soap operas during the '90s, maybe Dinasty or The Young and the Restless and I was quite fascinated. They're the kind of pants rich women would wear on vacation, or at a party on a yacht. Am I right? And that's where I should be wearing them, but oh well, I guess the city will have to do as well. I actually had to google why they're called palazzo pants because to be honest I can't quite figure it out. Palazzo means palace in Italian, as far as I can remember. Anyway, there is no clear explanation except for the fact that Coco Chanel discovered them while on a trip to Venice in the '30s and adopted them because they were easy to wear when getting in or out of the gondolas. In the years before pants were acceptable wear for women, the palazzo pant was a popular option for resort wear or lounging, and in the 1960s crossed into evening wear as they were a chic alternative to the skirt styles of the day. The palazzo pant's popularity continued through the 1970s and then faded in the '80s before having a comeback in the '90s.


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palazzo pants: Woman Fashion
bag: New Look
sunnies, flats: H&M
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chain top red palazzo pants

chain top red palazzo pants

chain top red palazzo pants

chain top red palazzo pants

chain top red palazzo pants

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