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Wide Leg Pants

Wide leg pants are one of those pieces of fashion that keep coming back up in style adopted by a new subculture. Ripley Rader Wide leg pants have gone through a lot of different name changes throughout their various incarnations but prove to still be popular even today.

The best place to look for a new pair of wide leg, or baggy, pants is online. You won't find a bigger selection anywhere else, especially at a brick and mortar store. If you are willing to look around you can almost always find a great deal on a pair of pants, and even if there is no deal, they will almost always be cheaper even at base price.

Depending on what part of the world you are in, baggy pants have been called a few things. The first time pants came into style that had extreme noticeable bagginess was in the 1990s. At this time, they were called baggy pants.

The name baggy pants was for the most part a phenomenon in the United States. For example, in the United Kingdom these were almost always called "baggies' rather than baggy pants. Today in the UK they are simply referred to as wide leg jeans however, the term baggies faded with their original popularity.

The first subculture that popularized the baggy jean look was arguably the alternative style that appeared during the 1990s. This culture overlapped a lot with skateboarders who were also commonly seen wearing baggy jeans.

Today there has been a little bit of a 180. Skateboarders and alternative people often wear skinny jeans while baggy jeans have been picked up by the hip-hop subculture. The main brand behind this revival has been JNCO. Because of them, many other brands focused on selling baggy pants to these youth have developed.

Which brings us to the biker jacket. As well as paired with short skirts, biker jackets look good over skinny jeans. Black or brown look best, although other colours suit, such as red, white or grey. And don't presume they must be leather, but look out for fake leather, thick cotton twills and other synthetic materials.

Biker jackets commonly have studs, which ties in with the sequin look. And many have taken on that 80s look of the shoulder pad - but these are more subtle than the days of Dynasty to give shape rather than building up the shoulder.

If you need a dressy jumpsuits to look then you need the printed dress. Again monochrome works best this autumn, but rather than strict patterns you are looking for a more abstract design. Again, smarten up with a subtle sequin blazer or add that racy look with a biker jacket.

These are just 5 of the key styles for Autumn 2009. So when you are out shopping for that killer autumn look remember these ideas and you will be setting the trends early.

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