Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Oh the Horror! Cropped Harem Pants

They have got to be kidding...

Elizabeth and James Pleated Harem Pant
on Sale on Hautelook for $110

Take a look at the back...

Reader Kara sent me an instant message with a link to this item attached. The message read "This is one of the ugliest things I've ever seen." What's wrong with it? Let me count the ways:
  1. It's a Harem Pant - the crotch is down at the knees. Most Harem pants I've seen are more flattering.
  2. It's Cropped - I don't always have a problem with this (though Tim Gunn seems to based on his book) but usually, I don't think of this style being all that pretty unless it's on something super basic.
  3. It's Also Pleated - wow, there's actually a lot going on here.
  4. It's Pricey - $110 on sale (original price was $225) for something that looks like it should be worn in the gym MAYBE and no where else.
  5. It's 100% Rayon - totally makes the price really over blown. I don't want to pay that much unless it has at least some fraction of a natural fabric.
I get that these probably are meant to just be comfy, and look comfy. And I guess that's ok... if it were on sale for $25. But really what they ended up creating was just an expensive Flabby Crotch Pant. Yikes!