How to pull off a pair of harem pants: An Outfit Dissection

Opinions on harem pants have been divided ever since they made their appearance on the fashion runways a few seasons ago. Other terms you might have heard include zoave, lungi, jodhphur, dhoti and peg pants (half harem pant). Whether you consider them a must-have fashion item or view them as an unwanted eighties remnant, the truth is that harem pants are much harder to look good in than a common trouser.

Their different aesthetic make them a strong statement on their own, so the rest of the outfit should be chosen carefully. Black non-shiny harem pants are the best choice as they don't stand out as much and will not widen your silhouette as easily. Choose lightweight fabrics that drape elegantly and naturally as well as a drop-crotch that is not too low. Below, we present you with a few proven options that will help you make the harem pants look flattering: a cropped or fitted jacket, a well-fitting non-slouchy top (a sleeveless style provides more balance) and a pair of strappy or feminine sandals (heels work much better than flats as they will elongate you).

Inherently ultra comfy and slick, not to mention extremely on-trend for the rest of the year, once you find a pair of harem pants that fits you well and the right pieces that seamlessly complement them, it will be hard to let them go.


Twin Pant in Black by Cheap Monday; Cropped Jackets: Open Slub Sweater by Charlotte Russe; Suede Biker Jacket by Maje Gill; Lux Little Brother Blazer by Lux, Urban Outfitters; Flattering Tops and Necklaces: Bias Tank by Organic; Red Flower Necklace by Anthropologie; Modern Art Tank by H&M; Multi-Chain Lenon Necklace by Dannijo; Paillette Tank Top by G-Lish; Patent Leather Neck Piece by Rue du Mail; Feminine Sandals: T-Strap Sandal, Marc by Marc Jacobs; Suede Platform Sandals by Giuseppe Zanotti; Verity Multistrap Sandals by Jimmy Choo.

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