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To Drop or Not to Drop? The Story Behind Harem Pants

Hear the story behind harem pants courtesy of OnSugar blog Dressing Up in Daisies.

If you have paid any attention at all to the Spring 2010 runway shows and trends, I'm sure you are aware of the comeback of the pants formerly known as "Hammer-Time" pants. Drop-crotch, hammer-time, or harem pants — whatever you want to call them, they're back and they are being picked up by fashionistas all around the world.

Honestly, I was a bit unsure about this trend for quite some time. Sometimes they can look really, really, good; but other times they can look really, really, bad. When I saw Adam Lambert dancing around on the stage with these on for Wango Tango, I knew that more and more people were becoming open to them.

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Today when I walked into H&M, the first thing that I saw hanging on the rack were, indeed, harem pants. Something inside of me told me to grab them, but another part of me felt a bit embarrassed because I couldn't stop singing MC Hammer's "Can't Touch This" in my head. I ended up grabbing them to try on, and to my surprise they were really great! The amazing thing about H&M's version of the drop-crotch is that it isn't severe at all. It's the right amount where you can give a stylish nod to the trend, but you won't have to worry about looking like you took a dump in your pants!


If you do have an experience like me, and find a fortunate pair of harem pants, I suggest to go for it! They look really fantastic with some chunky heels or sandals, a belt, and a simple top. The mannequin in H&M had them on with a big belt cinching the waist, a white tee, some heels, and a huge-brimmed black hat. It looked fabulous! I just suggest that if you do rock them, keep the rest of your look simple so that it doesn't add to the ridiculousness of the pants. So, what do you think: to drop, or not to drop?



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glenda21 glenda21 6 years
The current fashion trend known as harem pants can be traced back nearly 2,000 years to the traditional garments known as salvars worn in western and southwestern Asia. Harem pants are proving to be a fashion statement to be made by the sleek, sophisticated, and chic. Modern harem pants are a sort of cross between a short skirt and skinny jeans. black cargo trousers
oliveoyle625 oliveoyle625 7 years
They are actually really comfy. I say drop!
sweetie07 sweetie07 7 years
no sorry i don't like this
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
no no no. no, they don't always look terrible - I would say 1% of the time they don't look bad versus 99% of the time them looking stupid and/or gross. but they never look good - they don't flatter the human body and even the smallest drop makes the wearer look like she pooped in her pants...
SofiaNolan SofiaNolan 7 years
not not, definitely not!
bryseana bryseana 7 years
Drop. No offense but they look ridiculous.
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