I haven’t seen many women wearing harem pants in North America but I sure did see a lot of them in Europe, specifically Barcelona. I’m not quite sure what to make of this Spring ’09 trend as it was never attractive on MC Hammer and I can’t see how it would be attractive now… specially on women. Anything saggy just doesn’t sit well in my books. I think just like leather pants, only models & celebrities can pull them off but in real life they just look ridiculous on normal people. This is a type of trend you have to commit to and truly make it work from head to toe. It is not something you can throw on with a t shirt and go grocery shopping in. I don’t know how long this trend will last but I’m sure glad the dresses over pants trend is kaputz! Guys, don’t even think about harem pants!
How-to wear Harem Pants…
If you really feel the need to follow this trend, according to Painfully Hip, here is a how-to:
Get the surrounding elements and proportions right! When you have some voluminous fabric, it’s best to keep everything around it fairly simple and on the fitted side. I would think a snug little tank top is key if you’re going to go blousy below. And I was thinking, too, that proportionally, the high, fitted waist could do a lot of favors in terms of making one’s waist appear smaller and maybe disguising some of things some of us might want disguised in the bottom area. And for my money, seeing a bit of the ankles seems to be very helpful in giving the look room to breathe. I also think you need the highest possible heel in your closet.