Every year new fashion trends are introduced or revamped. The turnover certainly keeps our undying interest!
Often, we admire from afar the hottest trend on the streets or on celebrities in the magazines before we make our purchase. Some of us even shut the door on the trend before we try it, incorrectly making the assumption that we have to be eternally the age of twenty-three to pull it off successfully.
Trends are fun! We may not want to experiment with all of them, but closing the door before we even knock on it is a shame. It’s all about finding ways to wear the trends that work best specifically for us and our individual lifestyles.
A popular fashion trend over the last few years has been peg-leg pants. And this chic trend will continue into the Fall/Winter 2011 season. If we thought we couldn’t wear tapered pants, we would be mistaken. The popularity and coinciding mass production of the skinny jean has led to the peg-legged pant resurgence. This style of pant continues to sharply narrow in the pant leg towards the bottom hem.
Here are some tricks to wearing peg-leg pants:
It is also important to style with a substantial shoe for two reasons. First, the shoe needs to appear heavy to draw the eye down towards the bottom of the body rather then where the hem stops to continue to create a lengthened physique. Secondly, a shoe with some substance will create a visual balance to our hips. A substantial shoe would be one that is either somewhat chunky or appears chunky due to lots of bell and whistle design elements.
A surefire way to achieve this body balance is with a slightly loose top that still highlights our waist. We can draw attention to the waist by tucking in the top, adding a belt to cinch it in, wearing a jacket or sweater over a more form fitting underpinning or the top, itself, may have a design element or fabric pattern that emphasizes the waist.
There are a variety of design styles and styling options available for the peg-leg pant trend. Here are some favorites showcased by design masters:
LENGTH: ANKLE and ABOVE ANKLE
Have I successfully encouraged you to take the plunge into the peg-leg pants craze? If so, please let me know how it goes!!!