Fall 2012 Trend: Wide-Leg Pants

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We’re not about to turn in our skinny jeans, but isn’t it time you gave your legs a breather?

After a recent Wall Street Journal article revealed that wearing too-tight pants can cause nerve compression and digestion issues, we’re thinking relaxed might be the way to go—and luckily, Fall 2012’s offerings are more than accommodating.

Now, we’re not advocating sweatpants here, nor are these the swishy, floaty palazzo pants that were all over the Spring 2012 runways. These are proper trousers, often finished with sharp pleats and tailored details. Belts are appropriate here, as are tops and jackets with structure to match.

Check out our slideshow for the best wide-leg pants from the Fall 2012 season so far.