THE LITTLE RED HEELS’ BLOG

Harem Pants: I say, get the right fit.

Posted in fashion, LRH, min by littleredblog on March 13, 2009

Update: We have opened a preorder for our Slink Harem Peg Leg Pants. Preorder closes 17 March, 2359hr. Don’t wait till the last moment!

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Harem pants, also known as genie pants. The style of the ’80s (or some say earlier) is making a big comeback, on fashion editors, on models, on celebs and on fashion runways (Alexander McQueenBetsey JohnsonChloéDiane von FurstenbergHermès, Paul Smith Women, etc).

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Source: http://uk.fashion.popsugar.com/2663308

 

I do remember it being vaguely in fashion a few years back, ’cause I got one that is similar to the following ASOS Pocket Detail Harem Pants from Topshop then. And I am still wearing them now ’cause it was like a hefty $60-70 odd and I just feel morally obligated to max it out. Yea, till now.

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That was then, and interestingly, this Spring sees the revival of the above. But what really drawn me is a more updated rendition – much slicker cut, peg leg (otherwise know as skinny cut), and almost high waisted.

For one, it is definitely more flattering than billowing leg cut. Also, more shapely and it’s really more like a classic piece than a fashion piece (as long as you don’t go over the top with the side flaps).

Here’s what we think will get you to pull it off:

1. Unless you are super duper frail thin, match it with a fitted top. Just so you get the curves right, and not look like 2 balloons – top and bottom – from afar. Like in this Kookai Fitted Hem Trousers, carried by ASOS.

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2. Always match it with heels. You can never go wrong with extra height (except to the beach maybe) – the higher, the better. Vary the shoes to achieve different looks. Oxfords give you a more edgy look. Peep toes like these are more feminine.  Whatever the case, don’t be too flashy with the shoes. Less is more sometimes. Like in this Silence & Noise Side Tap Trouser, carried by Urban Outfitters.

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3. Accessories to be kept simple and minimal. Perhaps I am not overtly adventurous but I always believe in having one main point, or one focal dressing point. If your pants rock socks and your heels match to a T, keep the others simple so that you look like you dressed up effortlessly. Like in this Warehouse Longline Tailored Harem Trousers, carried by ASOS.

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More reads here:

Fashion trend on VOGUE.COM: Harem Pants. (http://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/trends/2009-spring-summer/090106-harem-pants.aspx)

Harem pants? Unusual Fashion Week trends. (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26664922/)

Spring 2009 Trend Alert: Harem Pants. (http://uk.fashion.popsugar.com/2663308)

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  1. Alice said, on April 28, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Love the editorial and the pictures!
    Could we swap links?
    I’m a designer with a blog, check it out here: http://www.hotcakefashion.com/

    Here is my link:alice fashion news & fashion blog
    Just email me when you have added it and I will do the same a.s.a.p

    Keep up the good job, this site is lovely! Also do you wholesale/bulk bigger order, I’m interested in small stock mixed lots with discount/go to my contact me page at Hot Cake and send info via that page if your interested?

    All the best/lots of love Alice


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