Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Harem Pants

September 15th, 2009

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Harem Pants
Photo Credit: NYMag.com
Harem Pants at Yigal Azrouel, LAMB, and Ports 1961.


Style tip?  We first saw harem pants making an (unlikely) comeback for Spring/Summer 2009.  Seems that they’re here to stay for another season, despite their difficult-to-wear silhouette.  To best flatter your figure in harem pants, pair them with a close fitting top (for a small-over-big silhouette) and high, high heels.  

What do you think?  How would you wear harem pants?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Runway Reviews, Runway Reviews, Trend, Trend Predictives, Trendscape, Trendscape, What's In and What's Out, Women

13 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jennifer in sf  |  September 16th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    No. N. O.

  • 2. Trisha  |  September 16th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    I appreciate your candor :)

  • 3. Mimi  |  September 17th, 2009 at 10:12 am

    I’m singing MC Hammer’s “Can’t Touch This”

  • 4. Mel  |  September 18th, 2009 at 2:54 am

    i love them! cant have enough of them

  • 5. Tristen  |  November 26th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    How can this possibly be flattering? It even makes the models look bottom heavy!

  • 6. Emja  |  February 24th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    These just always look frumpy to me. I don’t think anyone can pull them off.

  • 7. Marie  |  March 7th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    I just recently bought a pair and I absolutely adore them! The shape is something different and I truly adore how the bottom half elongates your leg like there’s no tmrw. You are correct though, high heels are a must, and they go well with Harem’s.

    Before actually trying them on, I had my doubts but now I am in LOVE. One should never be biased about a piece of fashion because we all know that “something that may look terrible/great on the hanger.. Could look fabulous/ridiculous on our bodies”.

  • 8. Shey  |  March 8th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I personally love them, i recently brought a khaki green pair and teamed them with a cream boyfreind blazer. Got loads of compliments!!

  • 9. cami  |  March 15th, 2010 at 11:49 am

    I love them, the shape is different and they are super comfortable…

  • 10. Amber Dixon  |  March 16th, 2010 at 11:14 am

    I’ve been afraid of this trend for a year! Finally, I tried them on because they were only $5 at TJMaxx, Express brand. I love them! They are incredibly comfortable and are more flattering with the right top, booties or gladiator sandals, and long necklaces. Try them with the stud encrusted tee from ae.com which comes in white, gray, cadet blue and brown!

  • 11. Your Mama  |  March 30th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    LOVE! <3

  • 12. SmartChick  |  April 15th, 2010 at 7:05 am

    I loved them when they were fashionable the first time around (when I was in high school), and I love them now. I’m so glad they are sticking around for a second season!

  • 13. molly21  |  May 28th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    i recently took place in an exchange to the Netherlands and Harem pants were everywhere! at first i thought the trend was silly but before leaving i couldn’t resist buying a pair, and now i have fallen in love with them! they are so comfy and different! it takes guts to wear them, but if your brave enough its worth it!

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