Long, flowing floor-length pants that have very wide legs. Made of jersey knit material. Some have belts or lace on the waistband. Some have waistbands that can be rolled down to dangerous lows and are very tight on the hips, so they hide and reveal the body at the same time. I like them because they have that 1970s counterculture seductive appeal. The gaucho pants are shorter (calf-length) versions of palazzo pants..and I have knee-length pants like that, too.
I was wearing my palazzo pants with big platforms (not to step on them) and my 1970s hat..and guys were staring at me because I had rolled my waist down very low. At the same time, my legs were completely concealed, so that I looked a bit mysterious and not completely skanky.
by Starlett June 18, 2006