pants that is! After the mixed responses, I decided I love them:) So last night I unexpectedly had some free time in the evening (DS in bed and DH in the studio) and some energy! Had a play with some different toppers and have a few options to try. I do think these are going to get more wear in cool weather as I really do prefer a substantial top / jacket with them.
So today I wore them out of the house and to work at the community meal I co-ordinate. My friend and fellow volunteer came up to me mid meal and told me how awesome she thought they were (that was nice) and I caught a few glances from women when I stopped to get my morning chai that did not look overly favourable (oh well) and no readable reaction from any of the males I interacted with today, with the exception of DH who commented "oh your wearing your harem pants". I responded with "yes do you like them" and he quickly changed the subject lol.
At any rate, I like them and I am still on track to purchase the EF pair with the more mid drop crotch.
I do think a heel is the best option with these pants but I hope the pointy toe of the flats served to 'elongate' a little. The overall silhouette is what I like to refer to as "da blob" (playstation game reference). It is shapeless and certainly not conventionally flattering but I like it:)
Photos taken at the end of the day so probably looking a little haggard. I am pretty sure I work harder on Wednesdays than the other 6 days of the week put together.
I did have a play with the drape of the pants and I have altered them slightly, draping the exess fabric from right to left and pinned it. I think it works and creates a better look across the front. I will stitch it later.
Anyway, I apologise for rambling! But would love to know if you think these look better with my little alteration and more intentional styling.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts
PS. I know the pants legs look odd lengths but it is the way I am standing. I measured them :)