Monday, 9 November 2009

Things I Shall Never Wear #3 - harem pants

OK. WTF? They weren't right on MC Hammer, they're not right now. I don't care that every shop on the high street now seems to have some variation on these monstrosities. They even look suspect on supermodels who are 5'11 and weigh seven stone. Also isn't it incredibly offputting having your crotch swishing around by your knees? Not to mention the fact that these trousers will make your legs look short even if you are six feet tall. Have any of you seen these look good?

Hopefully this wintry weather will see these horrific things consigned to the dressing up (as a 1980s popstar) box for another twenty years.

That is all.


  1. Oh my gosh. These pants are hideous!

    Thank you so much for the link for the shoulder straps. That would be great if I didn't have to hand sew. It's not my favorite thing. I am always looking for short cuts. I'm off to check it out.

  2. hahahahaaha oh my god! MC Hammer is in Australia as we speak, so funny that I have seen this on your post.

  3. My sentiments exactly! I have yet to see anybody pulling off this look.

  4. Ok, so I've seen them styled rather well on celebs. But for us mortals, I think they are completely ridiculous. A few pattern companies have put out harem pant patterns too, bleh!

  5. I was thinking the same thing when I saw Burda has a pattern for these. They just look like a bad excuse to wear a diaper. Not sexy, not sexy in the least!


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