Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Harem scarem


I haven't tried them on yet, but I can already tell that harem pants are not my friend. I dread to think what would happen if I sampled a harem jumpsuit, I think the crushing disappointment of seeing what I look like, versus what I like to think I look like in my mind would be too much to handle.
However, if this is a trend you think you can handle - physically and mentally, then I'd advise beginning your foray down this particular fashion avenue with the Penney's €11 version, leaving the Dorothy Perkins charcoal shoulder-drape jumpsuit (€60) to the professionals.

14 comments:

Olaola said...

My thighs are WAY too big for this shape of trousers. And, to be honest, my friend, who's one of the thinnest girls I've met, has harem trousers and looks terrible in them, too... even though she's all long-legged, tall and svelte!

The Sexy Pedestrian said...

I just don't know how they're supposed to fit. I mean, they look fabulous on a plastic mannequin, but I have boobs and a bum, where in these jumpsuits am I supposed to put them?

Olaola said...

I agree it looks great on the mannequin alright, but I don't think anyone who's got a bum would look good in it :( I mean, it's just gonna leave you looking as if you had massive, pillar-like bottom half... as for the boobs, no idea where they should go in this either! ;)

lovelydisco said...

They look so comfortable but... I just don't like them! I have seen a couple of people who can kinda sorta pull them off but... no.

I'm all for wearing huuuuuge sweatpants around the house when I'm slobbing (y'know the ones with the crotch below your knees and the saggy ass) but I'd NEVER be seen outside in them.

Kinda the same thing right?

The Sexy Pedestrian said...

Definitely, I think they'd look okay on an anorexic model hanging out next to a rooftop pool somewhere hot. These aren't for real people.

nicedaydesigns said...

I'm in love with them, but at 5'3", size 14/16 with DD boobs, I fear that I would look like I got tangled in a dust sheet while wearing a lagging jacket. I think I'll leave this look to nutrionally challanged ladies

The Sexy Pedestrian said...

Ha!

sarah said...

i leave to the wicked skinny girls to wear these. i just don't want my self esteem balloon to shrivel after seeing how short my legs look in them :(
love your writing!
xo s

Gigi said...

Looks like you could fit a whole harem in one pair of harem trousers! Not attractive at all.

raptureponies said...

This style TERRIFIES me.

The Sexy Pedestrian said...

Not half as terrified as you'd be if you saw me wearing it.

Mary T said...

I have decided that I am not even going to try harem pants. They seem to be everywhere at the moment and just because they are high fashion does not mean they look good. I would be selling my soul if I wore things that I didn't like just because they're trendy.

They remind me of MC Hammer trousers from back in the 80s.

Jumpsuits also scare the shit our of me as they invariably look dodgy around the crotch and bum area. Also, how the hell are you meant to go to the toilet?

The Sexy Pedestrian said...

The crotch is definitely an issue, and if it's going to be supportive up top, unless you have rounded Barbie/Action Man lady parts it's going to give serious camel toe, and nobody needs camel toe.

Jennie said...

they are still going strong though - ain't no sign of them leaving the fashion arena for a while yet. i absolutely love them and i find them very flattering - concealing in the right places. they obviously have to be worn with heels, tis the only way, and i think the other crucial ingredient is confidence. own them, work them be them harem pants! maybe thats naive, maybe i look awful in them, but i don't care asi i love them so much!

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