Wide leg pants can look sloppy if not styled properly, especially if you are petite. My personal preference is pair with a tucked, fitted top and heels. The trick is finding the right balance of fabric and fit. The top should be fitted, and typically better tucked in. Many of the current high wasted pant styles are also complimented by a cropped top as well, but I’m not brave enough for that look. Be aware of the fabric of the top also. If it is too heavy or bulky, it will not work.
If you have the additional challenge of being petite, you should also look for pants that are slightly fitted through the hips. In addition, if the pants are long, pairing with a heel will elongate your frame..