Where Did The Palazzo Pants Come From?

Where Did The Palazzo Pants Come From?

Who is ready for another fashion history lesson?

We knew you’d be excited. That’s why this latest Savi India blog will capture the origins of the Palazzo pants and how they became so significant in the world of Indian women’s ethnic wear.

1. WAIT…WHAT ARE PALAZZO PANTS?

They are women’s trousers made with a loose, extremely wide leg that flares from the knee.

2. THE STORY BEHIND THEIR NAME

We distinctly remember the time when the name and trend of Palazzo pants started to pick up. Even saying their name felt odd at first.

But turns out, Palazzo pants are also known as ‘Patanda’ in the Indian language.

In fact, ‘Palazzo’ is an Italian word meaning a ‘palatial building’.

Now, what is the similarity between palazzo pants and Italian palazzos? Both have a similar infrastructure i.e narrow tops and broader bases.

This brings us to the conclusion that palazzo pants are as spacious and comfortable as these grand Italian palaces!

3. THE HISTORY OF PALAZZO PANTS

Palazzo pants were originally made popular in the ‘60s but they have come into the spotlight again. The reason for their revival is adaptability. Palazzo pants by Savi, especially, flatter all body types. They are also available in a variety of colors, making them the best bottoms for women to pair with ethnic tops and Kurtas online.

The fact that the Palazzos rose to fame when women from the West didn’t want to wear skirts at high-end events also makes them a timeless fashion trend.

They are the perfect amalgamation of Indian and western if you think about it.

It was also in the 1980s that the power suit for women was introduced by renowned designers such as Giorgio Armani. This development cemented the existence of palazzo pants in our lives.

Before we depart, here are some other names for palazzos that are commonly used: culottes and bell bottoms.

We hope you enjoyed understanding where your favorite trend of palazzo pants comes from.