Lord help me. I kind of want these:
These are harem pants.
They’re not the dropped crotch billowy monsters I’ve seen elsewhere and sadly they’re not these either:
(My favorite look from an INCREDIBLE show)
they’re sort of moderate harem pants –harem pants for the concubine hobbyist if you will– but I’m pretty darn sure they would work.
Okay okay okay, I know what you’re thinking but let me say a few things in my defense:
A) I am tall and have a lot of “presence”which means I can make a lot of things work just by force of personality.
B) These particular harem pants are made in Malawi. I’ve got a special relationship with Malawi as I am pals with the Bishop of Southern Malawi, the Rt. Reverend James Tengatenga (a hell of a guy) and I’m deeply committed to helping build clean water wells in the poorest area of one of the poorest countries in the world. I can’t imagine the work conditions are glorious, but I’d rather my money go there than to China.
C) I have seen them work both in theory (YSL above) and in practice (below)
This is a lovely designer I met at the Austin Fashion Awards.
I believe she designed these pants herself out of what looks like shot silk. I particularly loved her ankle straps tied over and above the cuff. To my shame I cannot remember her name –although I believe she won an award– but I DO remember that necklace is vintage YSL. Edit: it’s Corey Lynn Calter. Loved her!
Anyway, I’m kind of fascinated with the whole idea of the harem pant.
Yes, they are “a lot of look” but big girls –especially tall ones– can carry off a lot of look as well –if not better– as our slender sisters as long as we have the confidence.
What do you think? Would you ever wear harem or harem-esque pants as serious, modern fashion?