Harem pants; you have heard of them and now you are thinking about buying some. Perhaps you saw your cool indie neighbor who predicted cardigans would come back in wearing them. What are harem pants exactly?

 

Harem Pants (www.phasshion.com)

Harem Pants (www.phasshion.com)

Harem pants are tight around the waist, baggy around the crotch, and tapered about half way down the shin. It is the complete opposite of bell-bottom jeans.

 

Harem pants famously belonged to MC Hammer who debuted them in the 1980’s. Unfortunately, his wardrobe staple has appeared time and time again on The Worst Hip-Hop Fashion Fails of All Time.

 

 

Harem Pants (www.luxecolore.com)

Harem Pants (www.luxecolore.com)

Harem pants are in. Celebrities like Salena Gomez, Jaden Smith, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez (J-Lo) have been sporting this unique trend. Honestly, it looks good.

 

Since harem pants are such a bold fashion statement try pairing them with more fitted pieces, like a v-neck shirt and some sandals. Or try a leather jacket and sandals to make the outfit more appropriate for going out.

 

Harem pants are available for purchase at Forever 21.

 

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