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harem pants...surely only the very slim could get away with this?

(27 Posts)
100yearsofsolitude Mon 02-Mar-09 09:46:24

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harleyd Mon 02-Mar-09 09:47:28

omg they are awful

WhereTheWildThingsWere Mon 02-Mar-09 09:49:17

Ooooh 'hammertime', don't do it!

100yearsofsolitude Mon 02-Mar-09 09:49:54

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TheButterflyEffect Mon 02-Mar-09 09:52:57

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WhereTheWildThingsWere Mon 02-Mar-09 09:56:58

grin Get them and then dance around like a sand crab on speed. grin

notyummy Mon 02-Mar-09 09:58:36

Yes if you are a size 6, 19 year old art/fashion student.

No to everyone else.

Marthasmama Mon 02-Mar-09 09:59:20

OHohohohohohohoh - here comes the Hammer. Stop..Hammer time.

PerArduaAdNauseum Mon 02-Mar-09 10:00:34

But if you are that young and slim, why do you want to look like your nappy's slipping down?

beanieb Mon 02-Mar-09 10:01:03


ShowOfHands Mon 02-Mar-09 10:03:48

I wear harem pants a lot but I'm a fashion pariah.

Prefer these as harem pants go.

notyummy Mon 02-Mar-09 10:05:59

Whilst I never went to the Hammer extreme, I did have semi harem pants circa 1988. Whilst I was young, I was that skinny (fairly normal I think).

The other rule with all these things is:

if you can remember them the first are too old for the second.

I will NOT be investing in the current distressed/stonewashed jeans infesting the high street.

Been there and done need to look stupid twice grin

notyummy Mon 02-Mar-09 10:08:34

Hmm, Show of Hands.

I think the polite thing to say is....

'I'm sure they look lovely on.'

I'll leave it at that....mind you if we all wore bootcuts it would be a pretty boring world.

Tn0g Mon 02-Mar-09 10:12:00

They make the wearer look like they've cacked themselves.

I used to have a pair when I was about 18 and thought I looked feckin' gawjus in them.

I obviously didn't.

ShowOfHands Mon 02-Mar-09 10:19:57

Say what you like notyummy. I make my own clothes mostly and am not averse to tie dyeing them when bored.

I expect you to point and laugh.

They're very comfy when you're weaving your lentils.

notyummy Mon 02-Mar-09 10:42:27

SOH....I am by no means at the cutting edge of fashion so realistically there are almost certainly beautiful young things pointing and laughing at me.

At least you can sew...I can just about manage a button.

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Mon 02-Mar-09 14:10:36

I see french women wearing them all summer long in Evian and have done for at least the last 3 years. They always seem to look very chic in them.

But I'm still not convinced for myself. Would wear them for yoga or around the house.

frazzledgirl Tue 03-Mar-09 08:57:51

100YOS, I unwisely bought a pair of similar cut in the New Look sale y'day.

Light grey, which was my first mistake. But truly, I'm a size 12 so not huge but they turn my thighs into drumsticks. VB. Going back today.

I like the more traditional harem trousers, in fact they can be quite flattering, but crops are indeed for the v skinny IMHO. Sorry.

WouldYouCouldYouWithAGoat Tue 03-Mar-09 09:12:52

'they look comfortable' is your first mistake. if you want comfort get a track suit and never leave the house. otherwise get with teh program lady!

seriously don't go there

RamblingRosa Tue 03-Mar-09 09:18:05

I think they look hideous. I saw a very slim, young, pretty girl wearing them on the tube yesterday and she looked ridiculous. If she couldn't carry it off, no one can.

notyummy Tue 03-Mar-09 09:52:57

'thighs like drumsticks' grin

frazzledgirl Tue 03-Mar-09 10:01:08

Seriously, notyummy, tis true. I slept badly last night and think the nightmare vision from the mirror might have had something to do with it... grin

notyummy Tue 03-Mar-09 10:11:40

Tbh I think my thighs look a bit like drumsticks anyway, so with those trousers added they would turn into those fecking huge turkey legs that a whole family can munch on.......

Rollmops Tue 03-Mar-09 10:34:05

Nobody , did I mention, NOBODY could get away with them. Should be illegal.

WouldYouCouldYouWithAGoat Tue 03-Mar-09 11:22:11

i don't get the whole lowlying gusset thing either, unless one has need to disguise 1950's incontinence wear why wear something so bizarre?

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