The faux jumpsuit// White wide-leg pants from work to dinner

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BP silky cami xxs, Missguided petite pants sz 0P (hemmed 3″), vintage bag, Hermes belt,
BarIII faux suede sandals sz 5 (review; real suede alternative), hinge scarf

Last week, Nick and I had the opportunity to travel with the L’Occitane team to Provence, France where the brand was born. I’m going through all our photos, and it’s hard to put into words the natural beauty of this rural region, as well as the kindness and humility of everyone we met along the way. I’ll be posting a few different outfits from our travels, and can’t wait to share about the trip itself in a comprehensive post next week!

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I wore this look for a dinner with the L’Occitane founder, Olivier Baussan, at his friend’s darling Provence home. It was a little slice of French countryside heaven, complete with an intimate al-fresco setup and chickens running across the yard! I’m a big fan of jumpsuits for special occasions, and you can easily fake the look with a monochromatic top and pants. It’s also a great way to remix pieces you already own for a totally different vibe – try styling those boring ole’ black work trousers with a tucked-in halter top like this one and statement earrings (both of which I own and wear often)!

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Missguided pants 0P (hemmed), Converse chambray shirt (similar), Ann Taylor heels sz 5,
Thierry Lasry sunglasses, Goyard St Louis tote, Hermes belt

The draping crepe fabric on these trousers paired with satin and lace accents helped elevate the overall look, but I also kept things functional for the countryside setting with a pair of low slide sandals. I love pants like this for professional wear, too, paired with a simple chambray top tucked-in to accentuate the waistline.

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Wide-leg pants usually aren’t as versatile as skinny ones, since you typically need high heels to keep the sweeping pant legs off the ground. However, since this pair is cut very high-waisted, I was able to hem them shorter (enough to wear with flats or low heels) without truncating the long lines too much.

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I’ve mentioned before that Missguided (like Boohoo) is a trendy UK fast-fashion brand, where you usually get what you pay for in terms of quality. I don’t often shop there unless they have something specific that I’m looking for, which in this case was a lightweight wide-legged trouser in petites. These were still way long on me, the but 0P fit decently at the waist (better than most US 00P), so it was nothing a DIY hem and waist belt couldn’t fix. The lightweight crepe fabric has a little texture and stretch to it, and the pants are fully lined. I’d also recommend these trousers in pink, but note they will also need a hem on someone my height!

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Which of the two looks with these pants did you like better?


31 thoughts on “The faux jumpsuit// White wide-leg pants from work to dinner

  • Reply Dressed With Soul July 27, 2017 at 10:00 am

    These pants are so wonderful versatile and you look simply perfect!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • Reply Joyce Pak July 27, 2017 at 10:11 am

    I really liked both but the one with the chambray looked awesome!

    Characters & Carry-ons

  • Reply Liz | Shopping My Closet July 27, 2017 at 10:37 am

    I love how dramatic the pants can make the outfit!

    Liz @

  • Reply Ewa Macherowska July 27, 2017 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture and Lifestyle Blog July 27, 2017 at 11:27 am

    I'm actually trying to find a piece like this, that actually fits me! Thank you for suggesting a place to get it… I really do hope it fits.

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Anonymous July 27, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Both! You make them look great in either setting!

  • Reply Bethany July 27, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    I love the monochromatic looks you've been doing lately (and am still obsessed with the knit picnic basket bag)! I prefer the all-white outfit for its lengthening effect but would wear the chambray top and pants to work any day.

  • Reply Ankita Bardhan July 27, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    I love both of the looks!! But the silk cami one has to be my favorite. I am looking out for a wide legged pants for my petite body but sadly we don't have these brands in our country.

  • Reply Kimberly Ann July 27, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Those pants look crazy comfortable but so chic!

    Kim .. the best dfw tacos!

  • Reply Valeri July 27, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    I definitely liked the faux pantsuit look better. And I'm so glad to hear you recommend this look for a formal occasion. In October I'm going to a formal/evening wedding in New Orleans and I ordered a black, cold-shoulder jumpsuit from Nordstroms. I'm going to wear it with some pretty statement earrings and my favorite nude, high-heeled sandals that you've recommended many times.

  • Reply Michael @ Mile in My Glasses July 27, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Gorgeous outfit Jean! I absolutely love the mint colour!

    I hope you're having a lovely Thursday,

  • Reply Sincerely Ophelia July 27, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    I am completely in love with those missguided pants. Love the first outfit the most!

    XOXO //
    SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

  • Reply Olivia DiTomaso July 27, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    What a versatile pair of pants. Love the way you styled them!


  • Reply Pamela Gonzalez July 28, 2017 at 9:11 am

    These pants suit you SO well!
    Gorgeous styling♥

  • Reply Felice July 28, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Those pants look beautiful on you. I cannot wait to read more about your Provence trip! Did you visit any other parts of France while you were there? I've always dreamed of going! One day soon I hope! <3

  • Reply Julia Mazzucato July 28, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    You look so tall and chic in these pants!
    Julia・Little Miss Haute Couture

  • Reply Anonymous July 28, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Hey Jean- I gave you a shout out in my review of the Blanknyc blush jacket on the Nordstrom website!
    Just wanted to let you know that I appreciate all of your honest reviews!

  • Reply Mizeats July 28, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Thank you for taking us along on your adventures in Provence, Jean! These pics are giving me major wanderlust! 🙂 Love the outfits you featured but I especially love the faux jumpsuit as it is so classic and chic at the same time! I look forward to your comprehensive post on Provence!

  • Reply Anonymous July 28, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Those white pants are to die for! You are so chic 🙂

  • Reply Jean July 29, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Thank you! xx

  • Reply Jean July 29, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Hi Bethany – thank you for your kind comment! That basket bag was definitely a lucky find!

  • Reply Jean July 29, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Hi Valeri – your outfit sounds perfectly classic yet on-trend with the cold shoulder detail! Which jumpsuit was it?

  • Reply Jean July 29, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Hi Felice – sadly it was a short trip so we didn't get to explore beyond that general region. There were so many little villages and scenic areas along the way that I would love to go back and explore some day – hope you will as well!

  • Reply Jean July 29, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Hi there – thank you so much for the feedback, that means a lot to me! Just read your review and I'm so glad you loved the jacket. I totally agree about the shoulder pads – it's not something I'd usually seek out, but with this particular piece it works and even makes it feel a little more high fashion!

  • Reply Jean July 29, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Aw thank you! And I've been enjoying following along your foodie adventures!

  • Reply VEMISKA July 31, 2017 at 4:59 am

    Such amazing pants – I love them and I love how you combined it 😉
    I have similar ones just in black and they are amazing an so perfect for summer!
    Your pics are amazing 🙂
    xx Verena

  • Reply Vicky Nguyen August 2, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Hi jean 🙂 u look fantastic in the outfit! I was wondering, do u have to dry clean the pants or can u machine wash it?

    I bought a pair from another brand (Tristan) and it's 100% polyester dry clean only.. however I feel it should be okay if I machine wash it perhaps? let me know what your thoughts 🙂

    Vicky xxx

  • Reply madison lee August 3, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Being petite, it was really hard for me to gravitate towards wide leg pants. But I see that you chose a high waisted pants and it elongates your figure. Definitely giving these pants a go! Thanks for the tip.

  • Reply Anabela Barbosa August 8, 2017 at 11:30 am

    So pretty! love the faux jumpsuit idea

  • Reply Lee August 9, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Love the new website layout. It’s awesome and everything looks great.

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