Harem Pants V2.0

Hi Ladies,

There were mixed reviews on my earlier harem pants, which I do love and have kept them more for casual wear. While I was saving my pennies for the EF harem pants that Alaskagirl has, I managed to refocus myself and remember that what I had originally wanted were in fact 'harem leggings'. I do tend to get rather excited at everything I see and become a touch scatty.

So I found these Harem Leggings by Urban Outfitters, and with the kind assistance and advice from Cocolion, I decided to purchase them. I bought the Large based on the brand being quite youth focussed and also their size chart.

Well they were too big, so I had them tailored. I am extremely happy with them. They create the silhouette and look I wanted, the fabric is a lovely soft jersey to the touch and they are incredibly comfortable.

So here they are in their first outing... church this morning:)

I am wearing them tucked into my ankle boots, with a jersey 3/4 sleeve top and my Zara sleeveless jacket.

The jacket is a good pairing as I find some structure on the top half balances the bottom and reigns in the fullness which is not particularly attractive on my hip area.

#1 With gunmetal clutch that I carried today.
#3/4 With black being so difficult to photograph these are to show clearly the
drape and dropped crotch.
#6 Catalogue photo from Urban Outfitters
#7 Overexposed pic to help see pant detail

I couldn't be more happy with these (unless of course they were the Rick Owens version that I was originally lusting after lol)

Thanks for looking. I would love to hear your opinions on these and even tho I am keeping I will not be offended by anyone who doesn't love them. And other styling ideas would be awesome.

xxx Deborah

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  • Tanya replied 10 years ago

    They look wonderful!  I like the way you styled them here very much.  Maybe you can try them with a silk tee or a high-low fluid sweater?

  • gryffin replied 10 years ago

    Wow, do I love this Deborah!!  Yup, this just does it for me!!  I loves me a great black outfit!!  To me this just makes you shine.  It's like those black velvet jeweler's boxes setting you off.   Great pop of color with your red lip, white watch and earrings.  It's all about line and silhouette showcasing you!!  Great harem leggings so fun and your proportions are perfect.  The gunmetal grey bag really adds an elegant touch.  Really, really well done!! Kudos!!

  • Jaime replied 10 years ago

    Egad I love this! Brilliant. Well you might have expected that, but this is awesome!

  • Debra replied 10 years ago

    You look Fantastic, I love these leggings and they work really well with the sleeveless jacket, perfect to dress them up for church :)
    I think I'm going to have to try a pair on :)

  • fuzzylogic replied 10 years ago

    You wear these so well, Deborah!

    Love that gunmetal clutch!

  • Lantana replied 10 years ago

    Deborah I think they will be a solid performer in your autumn/winter wardrobe. They fit your style perfectly and I like how you've styled them here.
    (I think you mean you could not be "more" happy with them?)

  • Neel replied 10 years ago

    Super fab!!! And such perfect styling!! Wow!

  • Beth Ann replied 10 years ago

    I like these better than many harem pants -- the slimmer legs are nice with the drape.  The proportion works here and you look stunning!

  • lyn67 replied 10 years ago

    h, it makes perfect sense(the harem leggings). Love the styling here, I'm always amazed how well you can carry on this avantgarde items  even to Sunday church! Jacket and booties are also doing a great job here! Love it!

  • Sarah A replied 10 years ago

    I like the slimmer leg to offset the volume too. I am happy your tailor could rein in the too big bottoms to this perfection. Great with the monochrome top layers.

  • JamC replied 10 years ago

    I like them on you!  It feels good when you find the item you were looking for.

  • Day Vies replied 10 years ago

    I adore #7 it's so fabulous. I am glad you had them tailored to work for you. What a treat for the eyes.

  • No Fear of Fashion replied 10 years ago

    I know they are not everybody's cup of tea (certainly men dislike them), but I love them and you have done a very good styling job. Looking good and edgy Deborah! Well done. And also good that you don't let yourself be confused by opinions, who sincere, kind or whatever they may be. You have an excellent feeling for what you can wear, never forget that.

  • Lyn D. replied 10 years ago

    LOL pic #3 :)
    This looks really excellent Deborah!
    Somehow the neckline of your top and the  lightness around your face is negating any leg-shortening effect from the dropped crotch.
    No styling suggestions except that if you want to be more daring a grey or white top will draw more attention to the pants themselves, but may not be as flattering as your ensemble here.

  • Deborah replied 10 years ago

    I am thrilled that these are getting the thumbs up..thank you.

    Lyn i am keen to try grey and white with them.  Black is the obvious choice to create that column of colour and the longer line it creates but I am keen to create some outfits that hint at a little more professionalism for work.  I will be keen to see how the pants work with my more structured work jackets too.

  • catgirl replied 10 years ago

    Yes! These work really well and are not far off from my EFs. Awesome!

  • Deborah replied 10 years ago

    Thanks Una.  I thought they were quite similar and I do like yours a lot:)  Have you been wearing them much?  And how are you styling yours?

  • Missey replied 10 years ago

    I am floored by how gorgeous these harem leggings are on you! Divine pairings and the look and fit are amazing

  • Kiwichik replied 10 years ago

    I really like the harem pants. I don't like them on the model but on you they look great.

  • LAR101 replied 10 years ago

    Just saw this today. You nailed it in this outfit. I knew you would. Killer.
    Really glad that you shared.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 10 years ago

    How on earth did I mess this thread???

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these on you Deb!

  • cciele replied 10 years ago

    Those harem leggings are awesome! Love how you've styled them and how they are comfortable to boot. Very Deborah :) 

  • viva replied 10 years ago

    It is always so fun to see your posts, Deborah. You have such a well-defined and beautiful style. I love this look on you! It's youthful and energetic but still has the artistic elegance I associate with your WIWs. Amazing.

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