Go Boldly: How to Wear Red Pants

Updated: Feb 12, 2019

Truth be told, red pants are not common staple pieces in many closets. Arguably, women are concerned red pants are too loud and draw too much attention to areas they would rather camouflage. However, not all pants are created equal. There are several different styles to choose from—ankle length, wide leg, straight leg, skinny, paper bag, high waist, trouser, etc. Learning what flatters your body will make all the difference, red pants or not. Yes, that is the secret. Choose a flattering style and it won’t matter what color you choose. Knowing that you look amazing in your pants helps to boost your confidence in wearing bold colors.

Another common concern with red pants is how to pair with a top. Would it make sense to pair it with white or black? How about pink or orange? One of the great things about red pants is that it’s quite versatile. Yes, that’s correct—versatile. On top of that, red can represent a fun, confident or energetic personality. The choice is all yours.

In the picture below, we chose to pair wide leg red pants from Zara with a loose-fitting grey sweater from H&M. For a polished look, the sweater was French Tucked. The outfit was paired with open-toed red shoes from Franco Sarto to elongate the legs.

Photo credit Jean L Yang

For more outfit ideas, consider the following color combinations: