From Dropped Crotch To Capri, It’s Time To Get Your Jig On
If there’s one thing that’s true in the whirl and glitz of the world of Designer Women's Clothing, there are always many styles of each garment swirling around to choose from, and pants are no exception. The beauty of it is that there really is room in every fashion lovers’ wardrobe for more than one look. Like a pick and mix in the sweet section, don’t hold back - it’s always best to have a bit of everything.
Jeans, Glorious Jeans.
The fact that we are all manner of shapes and sizes is what makes this so much fun, and often the styles that suit the most people are those that have longevity. Skinny Jeans for example, just keep rolling on. And why not? There’s not many a leg that can’t be lengthened with a good pair of these, and with higher waists it’s not just the leg that gets nicely sucked in. If skinny isn’t you, then the straight or slim leg are also winners - Loobies Story slim jeans are bang on for style and comfort. Feel like mixing it up? Then add a wee crop, and maybe a cuff as well (check out the Sills Clara Jean) and voila, say hello to your inner Audrey Hepburn.
LTB Tanya X High Rise $199, Loobies Story Slim Jean $179, Sills Clara No Fade Jean $179, LTB Marle X Baggy Jeans Carma $229
Kick Back With A Capri Or Culotte.
Inevitably the cropped look that has been so on point is creeping a little higher up our legs, and so it’s with quiet confidence that the Capri is back in town. Of course this is great news for the fashion forward and the lover of the classic pant style alike, and when it comes to great quality wardrobe staples, arguably no one does this better than Paula Ryan. So it’s definitely time to go leafing through her new looks. Ignore the fact that the sky is grey; it’s not a silly time to invest. Even if you’re not heading off on a winter break to warmer climes, the Capri, the pedal pusher, the cropped pant (call them what you will) is on trend for spring, so you’ll be one step ahead if you stock up now. On the other hand if you want to stick with something a little more trans-seasonal stay with the cropped wide leg or culottes; both still hip, and both still perfect no matter what the weather.
Ink Pearl Lottes Wide Leg Pant $169, Trelise Cooper Secret Pleats Pants $374.25, Ink Dual Tones Pant $79.50, Staple + Cloth Garnet Wide Leg Pant $189
Drop It Low.
When it comes to versatility the dark horse of the trouser world has to be the dropped crotch. Now I have to confess that visions of MC Hammer bouncing around to ‘Can’t Touch This’ are hard for me to shake when I pick these off the shelf, but this aside, I totally love the multitude of looks that these pants can perform. They simply have no ‘type’, a well cut pair will suit all ages, most figures and they also move seamlessly from casual wear to sophisticated office wear. Paired with a blazer and heels, or a sweatshirt and trainers, they really have proved themselves something of a wardrobe staple.
Longbeach Drawcord Pant $109, Ink Nautical Pant $189, Harlowe Slouch Merino Pant $162.50, Madly Sweetly Bella Knit Pant $74.50
Style It Up.
Sometimes it takes more dedication to make a style work for you, and generally it’s easier to take up a trouser leg than let it down (I know this because I shrunk my favourite wide leg silk trousers and a lack of seam allowance means they now flap around my shins at half mast, making then unintentional ankle grazers). However, not all styles are easy to alter: flares for example can be tricky to take up; be mindful that you don’t lose the bulk of the ‘flare’ and end up with a bootleg. The feature frill pant style this season is a super fabulous look, however ensure that if you are buying with the plan to shorten, you have enough frill left once the correct length is achieved. You don’t want to find you have a ruffle leg with no ruffle. The coolest thing is that these pants are fashionable, feminine and fun – and what’s not to love about that combo.
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Written By Nicky Adams