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Can harem pants ever look good in RL?

(20 Posts)
TracyK Fri 15-Jul-11 14:12:51

Am loving this look - but will it look good on a size 16, 5ft 10??

thestringpeople Fri 15-Jul-11 14:15:01

I don't think so. I've seen them on some young pretty things but they still look daft. But thats just an opinion if you like them, wear them! smile

TracyK Fri 15-Jul-11 14:30:25

They just look so comfy! I'm going to order a cheapy pair from H&M rather than waste a lot of money on the Wrap ones - just to have a look at the look!

amothersplaceisinthewrong Fri 15-Jul-11 14:32:09

Absolutely not. ALong with jumpsuits and playsuits, they should be outlawed.

Pootles2010 Fri 15-Jul-11 14:32:17

Hm they don't seem to look as bad as most harem pants - she doesn't look like she's pooed herself.

noddyholder Fri 15-Jul-11 15:49:30

I wear them a lot and really like them People always comment and say they like them and I am old

AbsDuCroissant Fri 15-Jul-11 16:09:41

<<high fives noddy>>

I have two pairs that are cropped. I look awesome

TracyK Fri 15-Jul-11 16:41:35

What footwear do you wear with them girls?
I am about to order the bloody things - at least they will be nice and light to get cheap postage to return them! Got to about £300 worth of stuff off that Wrap website (they teased me with a 60% off email - Ha!) - then crapped out and will order slate harems and slate Klara tunic.

LuckyMrsT Fri 15-Jul-11 16:47:04

I was pleasantly surprised by the link. I was expecting MC Hammer. Size 16 at your height is slim - you will look great. I think you could wear with nice flat sandals - I'm loving these at the moment. But equally heels or ankle/shoe boots when it gets a bit chillier.

cyb Fri 15-Jul-11 16:48:05

I love them but not le drop de crotch ones

hi Nodders

DoraJarr Fri 15-Jul-11 16:48:19


pies cybbo?

Butterbur Fri 15-Jul-11 16:52:57

Can they ever look good?

Well having walked up the High Street today behind a teenage girl, twitching her little arse in a pair, I have to say they looked damn good. (I feel I should clarify here that I am a straight woman).

If you've got a shapely bum, they can be very attractive on the move.

noddyholder Fri 15-Jul-11 16:54:58

Hi cyb. I wear both types. I like the dropped crotch ones. I wear with heels and flats. They can look good but not the real cheapo ones

AbsDuCroissant Fri 15-Jul-11 16:58:06

"If you've got a shapely bum, they can be very attractive on the move."

Exactly Butter, that's why I think I can pull them off grin

Mine are casual ones, so normally worn with flipflops. Occasionally I wear them with a breton-style striped shirt and just like piratey. those are the best days, the piratey days

noddyholder Fri 15-Jul-11 17:12:29

I want to be piratey What do i need?

TracyK Fri 15-Jul-11 17:42:07

If you look round the wrap website - there are a couple of views of kind of cut away toe cowboy boots - anyone ever seen them in RL?

I think I might have to be returning my £4.99 ones from H&M when they arrive if the cheapo ones are rubbish.

steamedtreaclesnape Fri 15-Jul-11 17:48:58

I love harem pants and wear them all the time - tend to go for the really baggy non-jersey dropped crotch ones that are tighter over the bum (kind of hard to describe but they're the sort of thing you see being sold at festivals!)

I bought a pair from Wrap (the cropped ones, not the full length) but they looked bloody awful and I sent them back. I think they can look good on most people but you have to pick the right kind that go with your figure. I love the skinnier, jersey stretch harem trousers but they make my arse look huge so I can't wear them!

tulpe Fri 15-Jul-11 21:07:52

I have these ones from Hush. I have worn them loads and absolutely love them. Look great with flip flops and a vest. Also prefer this style to the dropped crotch. I would wear the dropped crotch version for yoga but not to walk along the high street smile

WineAndPizza Fri 15-Jul-11 21:30:00

Tulpe i LOVE those...I might order them! Do sizes come up big or small?

tulpe Fri 15-Jul-11 23:37:57

Sizing is great with Hush - just order your regular size. They have actually sold out of those harems but don't panic because they had sold out when I got mine. Just emailed them to put my name on the wait list and I was offered a pair the next day smile.

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