When harem pants first hit the shops again I thought to myself – I’ll never be caught dead in a pair of those nappy pants (diaper pants to my US readers). And even though whenever my ex-husband sees me in them he feels he needs to comment on my MC Hammer Pants – I tell him, “can’t touch this”!
Well I’m not dead, but here I am!
I have to tell you, that these are my most comfortable pants – they’re like wearing a light pair of tracksuit pants (which I won’t be caught dead in out of the house unless I’m actually running). These definitely have more style, they have a cute button detail at the cuff, and fun satin pockets on the hips (not a look for everyone). And, most importantly, the crotch is not too dropped (which is one of the things I dislike about many harem pants.
They do have a leg shortening effect, so sometimes I wear them with a wedge heel/platform sandal that elongates my legs. Here I’ve just got them with a ballet flat as I’m about to duck out to the shops and I’m not one for walking around all day in heels (my bunions just won’t allow it).
So how to wear this tricky trend if it’s something you’re interested in:
- Look for a not too low crotch.
- Wear it as a column of colour (see how I’ve blended my top and bottom so that I have one long line of colour, only broken up by the cardigan.
- Make sure that they’re not too saggy baggy.
- Get them in a silk or other gorgeous flowing fabric.