Harem Trousers: Fashion or Fairytale??
Love them or loathe them, the Aladdin-inspired Harem trousers are set to stay! They are visible everywhere, from the catwalk to the high-street, and it’s time to embrace this controversial trend!
Magic carpets at the ready ladies.........here we go!!
There are a number of different looks one can achieve when considering the Harem trouser trend, and this fashion genie grants you 3 great options:
Keep the colour simple, stick with block colour from head to toe, you can’t go wrong with black for evening wear, and when it comes to fabric, satin, silk and delicate fabrics are effortlessly sophisticated and glamorous.
Combine fitted, body-conscious tops with the trousers, otherwise you will swamp your silhouette, and subsequently lose your feminine proportions. To inject further glamour, add some killer heels, to elongate your legs, a clutch and some ancient Greek/Turkisk inspired jewellery.
If black's not for you, you can incorporate colour subtly, with shoes and accessories, or mix in a suitably coloured top.
This look will take you to a dinner party, a hot date, or a night out with the girls.
You can play around with this look, it can be worn day time with flats or funked up with heels and accessories to transition from day to evening. Just be careful if you are on the petite side, as flats combined with the harem trouser can highlight your shortness!! High-heels are best if, like me, you are slightly vertically challenged!!
Keep the fabric comfortably soft here, thing gym pants material, cotton tops and canvas runners or daytime sandals.
It needs to be comfortable for daytime, for me comfort is everything, except when it comes to shoes, I am a high-heel whore!! They say “you look good, you feel good”, however I’m of the belief; “you feel good, you look good”!!
The Harem trouser can, absolutely, translate to workwear, just tone it down with work friendly heels and accessories.
It’s important to keep the baggy/ nappyesque factor to a minimum here!! You don’t want to turn up at work with everyone thinking you should have been dropped off at the crèche and not at your desk!! Go for a more structured, tailored shape, there are lots of tailored, flattering shapes available to suit all shapes and situations!
You should team this more tailored work look with a fitted blazer, and exchange bold accessories with a work appropriate scarf,... effortless glamour at work!
So there it is ladies, The Harem Trouser; Fashion or Fairytale?........You decide.....
And as always, be brave and have fun with fashion...