I’ve had a long-term distaste for what some call harem pants, I call diaper pants, or any pair of pants that has a drop-butt which makes you look 3 sizes larger than you are on purpose. Luckily, there do exist some types of pants that are sometimes dubbed “harem” pants, but are actually more like soft, pillowy pieces of heaven. Let’s just call them dressy pjs. Mine have a loose elastic cuff and a more fitted waist/crotch that doesn’t allow for any type of adult undergarment. Some types, like these from Splendid, are also very flattering, with a zipper at the ankle.
The key to wearing these for me is to think of myself as an artsy kind of glamour lady, and to pair them with something that is similarly relaxed, but still a little dressy, and tailored enough to show shape. The other key is to expose a little ankle, so that you get a slim little line there that prevents frump. So wear a little stacked heel that shows some skin, and a top that shows your arms or at least remains fitted to them. Add a long necklace to provide an anchor and viola! You’ve got yourself an outfit that feels like pjs but looks sophisticated enough to parade around in public.
April 6, 2014