Harem Pants - DYDI?

Who doesn’t like to be comfortable? I know I do. Today we are looking at a trend that is fun and comfortable but may not be for everyone. The harem pant or what some are calling slouchy pants and what Free People refer to as the “lounge pant” is a popular on going trend. Perhaps it is a response to a decade of wearing skinny jeans, or the the desire to change up one’s silhouette from time to time, or the desire to be comfortable but the harem pant or relaxed fit pant is now a fashion forward option. Much like other on the edge trends, the harem pant can go wrong, what Zac Posen likes to call poopy pants. So when looking for a harem or looser fitting pant remember less is more. It is probably best not to go over board with the draping and make sure the dropped crotch is not too low, especially if you are on the shorter side. If you are worried about the excess fabric on the hips look for a straighter more streamlined cut. The trousers in the first photo are loose and have a relaxed fit and do taper in at the ankle, but it is very subtle so it keeps the look more streamlined. If you are short and want to wear harem pants you should definitely wear them with heals. In fact, to me, all slouchy pants are just begging to be worn with heels. I chose three looks to express how the harem pant could be worn in different ways, and note they are all include heels. 

The first look is from the blogger Ivania Carpio of the blog Love and Aesthetics, of the three looks this one is the most sophisticated and I could see this being worn to Fashion Week. I love the subtle tone on tone palette and the over all minimalism of the look. The second look is more casual with a free spirited edgy boho vibe to it, perfect for grabbing a latte and doing a bit of shopping on a lazy Saturday. And the last look is the most main stream. It actually incorporates two trends: the crop top and the harem pant. What makes this look work is the neutral colors, the high waist of the pant and oversized boho bag. If the same look was done in pastels with a lower waist and a tiny bag well…I don’t think I need to elaborate. You get the idea. I personally love the the slouchy/harem pant trend. They were featured  quite a bit in last weeks Chloe Look Book Friday. These looks are certainly more edgy and they may not be for everyone and granted for some of these pants it is best to tall and skinny. But everyone can wear a loser, more relaxed fit trouser. Just remember: heels and a great bag!

29 comments :

  1. I can tell they would be supremely comfortable but just haven't taken the plunge yet. I may after this post!

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  2. I don't think I could ever do this, although the pics you found look better than the one's I've seen, so maybe they were just doing it wrong!

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  3. I'd be willing to try it for around the house, but I don't think I have the guts to wear them in public... hmmm

    The Style Scribe

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  4. I agree with wearing them in the house. They look so comfy. Love that bag!

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  5. I agree with you; for you see, I had a massive crush on harem pants a few years ago. The only reason I managed to pull them off is heels and a good bag. They are risky business, that's for sure.

    Edita
    www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

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  6. I really like the harem pants trend, but don't own any at the moment! I totally agree, less is more—when the crotch is too baggy/low it's just unflattering. I love how they look with heels!

    xo Brooke | honestly, b.

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  7. i actually love them. i own a pair that i got off of an etsy shop and they are one of my favorites things to wear!

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  8. oh it is so cool and i really love them so much,and if someone has a strong sense of style,he or she can make endless styles with "Harem Pants" .

    http://www.fashionculturediary.blogspot.it/

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  9. Harem pants look slouchy and cool but I prefer slim sweat pants since I know I couldn't pull off anything with the slightest drop crotch O_o I got a pair last year when I broke out in hives and they were the only pair of pants I could tolerate wearing.

    I wouldn't mind the celebrity lifestyle without all that goes along with it as well :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  10. hhhmmm not crazy over that trend honestly! do love how they made it work though in those looks. absolutely loove those boots. I've been looking for something like that. thanks for sharing this it was a fun read. also hope you are feeling better after the oral surgery hun! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

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  11. I looooveee harem pants, I have this amazing printed pair from Mango that I wear with ankle striped heels, its my favorite outfit!!

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  12. I still love harem pants, no matter what some people say :D With heels and a blazer, how can they not look gorgeous?!
    xx

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  13. I finally came around to this trend and I am so glad I did. The best!

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  14. Anything for comfort! Seriously, I love when comfy things are also in any way fashionable... it's the best. :)

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  15. Oh I love these pants, they are so comfortable, but they look amazing! I need to purchase more of these pants.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  16. I think some ladies can really pull it off and I love the look, but I'm afraid to take the plunge! Maybe one day!

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  17. I have yet to purchase a pair of harlem pants, but they do look super comfy!

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  18. I totally do this trend. Although I like my harem pants to be a bit more fitted, I am still a big fan.

    http://www.ohtobeamuse.com/

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  19. The look can be cute! I'm a little too heavy for that trend. LOL
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  20. I always wanted to try the harem pants, but have been a bit hesitant because it seems like its only for very skinny girls. Maybe I should just bite the bullet and give it a go.

    XOXO

    www.alinitinidaily.blogspot.com

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  21. This is one of those trends that I LOVE on other people, but looks absolutely awful on me. Kudos to all the amazing ladies pulling off this cool look!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  22. I wear these kind of pants when I travel as they are so comfortable!

    http://fashion-gourmet.blogspot.com/

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  23. I actually dig it! They definitely have to be styled right--I think heels are a must with these. Great post!
    xx, Angelica
    www.savvygirllife.com

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  24. this is one of the looks i call 'model looks' - it looks amazing on models and with all the right styling that they get, but the minute i try it on it definitely falls right into the poopy pant category. which is fine, i can accept that i may not have the body or accessories for them but i if i did, i would totally wear them. xo

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  25. Obsessed with those Aladdin pants as I like to call them :)

    Wish I could model for them!! ahhhh xx

    www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

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  26. I've always enjoyed looking at other ladies pull off harem pants so well, but I don't think I can do it myself. Maybe you just have to be really tall for these? love those boots from modcloths and your finds! :)

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  27. Yes, I am all for this trend. HOwever you have to find the perfect top so it's not too slouchy.

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  28. Loving this post! As a petite girl, I often contemplate wearing my harem pants as I wonder if they make me look shorter =(. I love how you've aided in the styling process to bring trend awareness to the trend that is often worn incorrectly! Thanks!

    By the way: You have an awesome blog!

    XO | KIMBERLYLUXE

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