ROYL Fashion Files
ROYL Fashion Files
For those of you who don’t think the perfect pants exist: meet our palazzo. Relaxed yet extremely polished, ROYL’S palazzo pant is made from a harmonious blend of materials that create a fabric that’s soft to the touch, with just enough weight to compliment the clean lines desired for this design. Comfort and ease were crucial. Our proprietary matte Midnight colorway enhances the modernity of the thoughtfully proportioned wardrobe essential.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE PALAZZO PANT
Though it took nearly all of human history for the antiquated norm of a dresses-only uniform for women to dissipate in the early to mid-twentieth century, the palazzo pant was at the vanguard of the abolition. Palazzo pants emerged as an easy item that could be worn leisurely at home, out to the beach, or even dinner where some restaurants prohibited women from wearing pants well into the 1960’s. Unlike a narrower trouser, which would take years to become normalized women’s wear, the more roomy and generous palazzo possessed the same femininity and modesty as a skirt or dress.
At the forefront of the pants liberation were screen and style legends Katharine Hepburn, Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich, who introduced a more tailored wide-legged pants trend in the 1930’s and 1940’s that catapulted the palazzo into mainstream women's fashion. The trouser style has remained fashionable into the twenty-first century, garnering the likes of Kendall Jenner of the Kardashian dynasty, who has been known to don pastel satin palazzos, silk palazzos and velvet striped ones as well. As for actress Tilda Swinton, the style maven is drawn to elegant versions of the exaggerated pants from illustrious clothiers (French designer Haider Ackermann and Italian fashion brand Maison Schiaparelli -- who can forget the memorable pair of pink Schiaparelli trousers Swinton wore in 2018? -- to name a few).