Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I'm a Genie in a Bottle - Harem Pants?

In my mind, the 'return of the Harem pants' started last year with Marc Jacobs' SS07 collection, and his billowy pants:

(www.style.com)

It seems this 'trend' was not as transient as most believed it would be, making more than one appearance in the 2008/2009 shows, including Phi, Michael Kors, Vera Wang, Max Azria, Giorgio Armani, and Diane Von Furstenberg (to name a few), each giving their own 'stamp' to this 'look':

(www.style.com)

As an admirer of all things drapey, I am drawn to its 'easy-factor', comfortable appearance, flowy & drapey nature. I recently purchased a pair, hoping they would hide a multitude of sins, alas, I look nothing like Alexandra Elbim (pictured below in her YSL jumpsuit), and now wonder whether (like everything else) these pants only suit the long and lithe in figure:

(www.jakandjil.com)

I'd love to read your thoughts on 'drapey/harem' pants!

My Sass & Bide Harem Draped Pants

8 comments:

  1. I really like them. I also really like the johdpurs that have been around for ages, and would love a pair of those, too.

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  2. Some women wear them well but I'm personally not interested in having my crocth be at my knees...it really just doesn't suit my style. But they are innovative and fun.

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  3. personally i wouldnt wear them, but there are women you wear them extremely well.

    a friend of mine can wear those harem sweat pants and make it look like couture. actually she makes everything she wears look like couture. ...i envy her

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  4. I agree that I couldn't do the low-crotch ones (the one I bought are 'normal' crotch', but I think perhaps I'm too short & stumpy, I envy those that make everything look like couture too, SO unfair!

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  5. i have some killer drop crotch. i absoutely love them.

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  6. Oh, I'm so envious! There are certain looks that I just cannot pull off! Drop-crotch is one of them. Maybe if I grew 4 inches? (Otherwise I look like a penguin, which is what I fear the S&B harem pants make me look like, doh!)

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  7. i wish i could pull this off but im to short to. i love the way the girls over at kingdom of style and susie bubble do drop-crotched pants

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  8. I really like them. I also really like the johdpurs that have been around for ages, and would love a pair of those, too.

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