Trend Crush: Harem Pants

By fashion editor Ashley

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Harem pants are a hot topic this year and one of the more controversial pieces I’ve seen in a while. Confession! I totally bought a pair! They were seriously comfortable but only came in a crazy print. After debating it for a week I ended up returning them. I felt like it was a piece that I would look back on in pictures and say, “What was I thinking!” I might be swayed to pick up a neutral pair (black or grey) if I came across some I liked but for now I’m still on the fence.

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What do you think of this trend? What will your kids say 20 years from now about you sporting harem pants “back in the day”?


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My favorite Harems to buy from around the web:

Basic Black | Zara Printed Pants | F21 Geo printed pants for $18 | Pleat-front Silky Harem


YES I totally agree with this line of questioning: “what will I think of this outfit when I see myself wearing it in a picture in 20 years?”
I always ask myself this. And I think that the crazy harem pants will be a regret – but the more subtle ones will still look good.

Haha love predicting the future!

I picked up a black jersey pair on our trip to Denmark because all of the girls were wearing them and they are super comfy. I LOVE them so much. I had ordered a silk pair before and they didn’t fit me right at all, were way too baggy around the hips and such.

I like the look on other women, but I’m not confident I could wear them as well. Also, I’m pretty sure I’d look back and regret wearing them…just like you mentioned. Instead, I opt for skinny sweats, like the Saturday pant J.Crew offered a season or two ago and still offer in a similar style. They’re comfortable AND they fit me nicely. 🙂

In all honestly, our kids will say the same thing in 20 years when they see us in *anything* we were wearing – “What on earth were you thinking?!?” LOL

I’m too, um….fat, to wear harem pants, but I like the look if they’re solid colored. Not big on the print ones.

I’ve been dying to get a pair of these, but I never know how they’re supposed to fit/if the one’s I try on fit right. I have a butt/not stick thin thighs. Any suggestions on the fit?

In general I think they are suppose to have more of a relaxed, loose fit throughout but I’ve seen them worn a little bit tighter and I think they can totally work both ways! Try on a range of sizes and go with what feels best on your body 🙂

The black and pink I like, because they don’t have super saggy crotches (oh, did I just write that?). But seriously, I like the casual look of those two without being toooo MC Hammer (I think I just aged myself). I saw a similar pair to the black at Splendid, and I like them!

and yet – the girl in the paisley pair looks like she has a droopy diaper

omg, you should totally keep them! they’re comfy, casual and can be dressed up. maybe i’m just biased since you included me in the post, but they’re a definite must have! thanks for including me 🙂

xx Kate | The Fancy Pants Report

i’ll admit it, i was seriously opposed to these until recently, when I tried on a pair. and now i am obsessed.

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