PJ pants, pantaloons, baggy bottoms,
MC Hammer pants.
I wrote a whole post on why I should avoid drapey harem pants at all costs, but tried to give them a shot anyhow.
You know how it goes…I'll try anything once.
I haven't worn those dancy balloon pants since last year. I couldn't get past the soggy diaper image.
To combat the overly spacious monster-crotch I decided to take in the waist so they fit up higher on my torso.
Not this high LOL, although there was almost enough space.
You might know these pants as AP… (armpit pants). I just hate it when I get deodorant on the waist of my pants!
I'm sure Celine Dion has worn this lovely ensemble. Also known as her, "Big Lady Pants". Or, "My pants will go on…"
I took them in so they fit my "real" waist, right at my belly button.
Kinda like this guy…
Clint Eastwood is a big fan of high waisted pants.
For whatever reason, the older a man gets, the higher his waistline creeps.
Check Christopher Walken. He is only a couple of inches away from his nipples.
I may have gotten slightly off track…
Back to my now-altered-high-waisted-harem-pants.
Yes they are still a bit weird and drapey around the crotch, but I think now I could only shoplift a small cornish game hen and some salad fixin's rather than a full turkey dinner for 10 down the front of my pants.
Also they are at my real crotch.
Not my prison pants crotch.
They still add extra weight to my body and shorten my legs,
they are silk!
and the pattern is so pretty!
Did I mention they are like wearing PJs?
Am I sounding desperate enough yet?
Gratuitous shot of my handmade necklace.
Shoes – Clarks, Pepulm – Zara, Necklace – Handmade, Harem Pants – Anthropolgie via Buffalo Exchange Thrift
The other reason why I think I kind of like this outfit now?
If you want the illusion of a smaller waist wear a tight fitted bodice that flutters out and away from the hips. Those women in the 1800's knew a thing about visually creating a tiny waist.
Funny enough when pelums first came out I thought they were going to make me look extra large.
They don't. In fact they create a wonderful nipped in waist and curvy hourglass shape.
I managed to magically turn this
This made me feel so giddy that for a brief moment I believed I could fly.
A nanosecond later when my feet touched the ground I realized that this is just an OOTD.
Not a super power.
What do you think?
a. Yes you made it work! Suzanne your are such a styling Goddess!
b. Get back in your bottle "I Dream of Jeannie Girl" this look is lame!
c. Who cares? Harem pants went out of style 3 years ago.
Denise G. says
The question is though, HOW did you alter them into regular crotch pants? I want to do the same but can’t quite figure it out!
suzanne carillo says
I took in the waist and made them very high waisted which gets rid of mosts of that extra material at the crotch.