Unique trend in trousers for 2012

Ahram Online, Friday 6 Apr 2012

Shopping for trousers, but tired of the same old boring options? Well, try a unique, subtle and totally in-step variation for 2012

Sharon Waucho for Edun SS 2012 New York FW
(Reuters Photo)

 Unique trend #2 in trousers

As much as we love dresses (and they’ve dominated the runway for years) they are sometimes too impractical to wear.

So when you wear trousers, which is still a great deal of the time if we are realistic, what’s a trendy way to wear them?

·      High waists

·      The inseam tailored all the way down to the ankle

·      And … drumroll … slightly high-water!

Yes, almost all the trousers on the catwalks for 2012 were high-waters. It’s likely a desire for change from the recent skinny jeans that bunch up at the bottom, or the wide inseam from years before.

A style that incorporates this a lot is the manly business dress for the woman on a feminine power trip: proper trousers, molded to a woman’s curves; collared, button-down translucent shirts, tight at the waist; accessorised with hats, belts, ankle-boots or suspenders.

Marc Jacobs married this look with the Great Gatspy; Sharon Waucho took a casual, bold tone; Prada, their strong patterned with sharp colours and Karl Lagerfeld stuck with dramatic black.

I’m sure there are some over-shrunken gems in your closet to pull out for this season. Glam-them up with a super sexy shirt, or power-them up with a decidedly business tycoon shirt.


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