How to wear Harem/ Hareem? Trousers?

(55 Posts)
GingerLemonTea Mon 04-Feb-13 22:54:14

I have found some in Next that feel lovely, appear flattering and would get me out of my leggings that I've worn all through pregnancy and since baby was born!
They are not baggy at the crotch.
I do not know how to style them. I tried them on with heels and a vest top in the shop but it didn't look right. They are so comfy that I might just buy them to lounge about in anyway, but would love to know how to dress them up.
Any ideas, links, pics please?

Snowkey Wed 06-Feb-13 16:17:22

Is there anyway of ordering from Next without getting their catalogue?

Sooo tempted right now!!

However I have some black/white graphic hareems, grey pattern hareem and flower printed style....

Plain black feels so appealing though!!

GingerLemonTea Wed 06-Feb-13 16:34:12

Snowkey, I don't get their catalogue. I just order from the website.

CointreauVersial Wed 06-Feb-13 18:30:06

Heightwise I'm 5 foot 7, and they come just below ankle, so about right (that's the Regular length).

Anyway, I spent a chilly half-hour in my freezing bathroom trying on various shoe and top combos with my new trews. Conclusion:

Workwear - with a fitted shirt/cardi and heeled shoes - no, just looks wrong.
Partywear/going out - with heels and a blazer - I can see how it would suit some people, but it just wasnt "me".
Casual - with flipflops/flat sandals and a fitted vest or teeshirt - the best look for me. Funnily enough, I liked them more slightly rolled or hitched up to 7/8 length (they are tight around the ankle so will stay hitched). This is how I wear skinnies in the summer, with flat sandals or ballet flats, and I just think showing a bit of ankle looks better. Narrow trouser bottoms at full length just seem to accentuate the "chicken drumstick leg" look.

scarlet76 Wed 06-Feb-13 18:54:59

Ah, great thread as I took ownership of Next harems today. I am petite and a size 6-8. I ordered both sizes and can get both sizes on with ease. I will probably keep the 8 though as I want plenty of slouch.
I will be wearing with flat sandals, fitted vest tops and fitted cropped cardis. I will also try them with heels and fitted shirt for a work look.

GingerLemonTea Wed 06-Feb-13 19:06:15

How do you pronounce harem? Why do next have hareem on website?

So fitted Ts and cardis sounding best so far. Mine will arrive on Saturday.

katykoo Wed 06-Feb-13 19:12:17

I too have the Next harems, I am size 10 and 5ft 4, went for the petite ones as they didn't gather so much at the ankle. After a styling session I have decided to wear them for a mum's night out on Friday with black heels and black silk t shirt, and some chunky jewellery, may even roll them up a bit like Cointreau suggested. Having tried on about 10 different tops, I have come to the conclusion that fitted tops are better. I have a lovely muffin top but they are very flattering even with the t shirt tucked in.

katykoo Wed 06-Feb-13 19:15:21

Are harem and hareem the same thing ??? Pronounced hareem? No idea. Don't think I have ever said either word out loud.

Roopoo Wed 06-Feb-13 19:21:10

Wicked Fairy Im 5ft 8 with 33 inch leg as well so will let you know smile

wickedfairy Thu 07-Feb-13 10:14:23

Roopoo, thanks! X

CointreauVersial Thu 07-Feb-13 13:30:14

Yup, Katy, same thing.

They probably put the extra "e" in because no-one knew how to pronounce it!

Roopoo Sat 09-Feb-13 13:00:11

Im size 16/18 and 33/34 inch leg.
Ordered 16 long... I looked a tuttle.
Length fine but it did my curved (fat) no favours... Gutted hmm

Oh no Roopoo, I'm a bit taller but similar dress size. Such a shame! sad I'm waiting for mine to be delivered to store.

Roopoo Sat 09-Feb-13 13:52:53

It might just be my weeble shaped bodysad

I need something cheap to wear to the day part of a hen do next week....... Back to the drawing board...

Mrsrobertduvall Sun 10-Feb-13 16:43:21

I'm six feet tall and size 12 and have just ordered a second pair of the next Tall harems.
They are so comfy...and actually look quite good. I bought another pair as I know the tall range sell quickly.

poppy283 Sun 10-Feb-13 18:36:24

I think there are different spellings because it's a middle eastern word, ie different alphabet = no set spelling in our alphabet, if that makes sense!

I was cautious with harems at first, but once you get used to them you can wear lots of different ways. My favourite atm is boob tube, statement necklace, cropped jacket and clumpy wooden heels.

Snowkey Sun 10-Feb-13 18:43:56

I'm 5ft 8 and have just bought the standard length hareems from Next - they are long enough, comfy, am slightly concerned with a baggy arse thing going on but I will probably keep them for dodging around the house.

Mrsrobertduvall Sun 10-Feb-13 19:25:49

Yes I can't See me shopping in Waitrose in themgrin
perfect for evenings though . Dare I say the word..loungewear?

Snowkey Sun 10-Feb-13 19:35:29

I was deliberately avoid the loungewear label. I have been spotted in Waitrose covered in mud following an exercise session in the park - people seemed to shuffle away from me, like I was contagious - I care not!! The pursuit of good food will not be hampered by an inappropriate outfit!!

GingerLemonTea Wed 13-Feb-13 22:27:23

Got my hareems.
Am 5"8, 33 inside leg. Needed the tall ones.
Definitely keeping them for lounging about or exercise if nothing else.
However would rather keep them for being dressy. Tried them on quickly with vest top tucked in & slightly pulled out & blazer. Think it looked good, but still unsure on footwear.

wickedfairy Thu 14-Feb-13 07:47:23

Thanks for updating taller people!! Will order longer length

germyrabbit Thu 14-Feb-13 07:54:11

i have the next plain black hareems, wouldn't wear them out though they are just too 'loungewear' grin but must not underestimate the joy of loungewear!

Im 5' 3" and size 8-10, so Id go for petite but not sure which size? Would a 10 be a bit too baggy? I went into town to try some on but my store didnt flippin have any in!

katykoo Thu 14-Feb-13 13:46:57

I am same height as you Guy and size 10-12.I have the petite in size 10 and they are perfect so I would probably go for the 8 if I was you.

Fashionobsessive Tue 02-Apr-13 11:16:43

Hey guys, I absolutely love harem trousers. smile You should try earthashop if you're looking for baggy ones as they also have loads of different colours. Their adult range are one size, with adjustable drawstring, which usually puts me off but they fit me (size 8/10) and my sister who tried them on (size 12/14) so I guess they work. They also have ones for kids which is great!

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