Genie Pants: like harem pants, but without the dropped crotch. (Thankfully)

Genie_pants

By now you all know where The Fashion Police stand on the harem pants issue: we hate them, and judging by the responses we tend to get to our harem pants posts, many of you (although not all of you) agree with us.

What if there was a slightly more palatable version of harem pants, though? One that had all the comfort of the offending pants, but without the appearance of a full diaper hidden beneath the waist? What would you think of those, we wonder?

Well, there is: they’re called "genie pants", and they’re basically, wide, cuffed jogging pants. You know, just like genies wear? The ones shown above are by Brochu Walker and are $345 at Shopbop. Now, we’ve said it before: we’re just not fans of cuffed ankles anyway, and especially not elasticated ones, which tend to ride up the wearer’s legs, leaving them with their pants at two different heights. That may not happen with these ones, granted, but we also think all that fabric flapping around the ankles would start to annoy us pretty quickly, which is why we’d have to say "no" to these. What about you?

8 Comments

  • September 23, 2008

    Fi

    These are screaming ‘Princess Jasmine’ (Aladdin) at me. Not sure that’s a good thing really!

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  • September 23, 2008

    Am

    I think I’d have to reserve judgment until I’d tried them on. Unfortunately I think they might go the same way as velour tracksuits did a few years ago…

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  • September 23, 2008

    Arielle

    It does not look like something I would wear.

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  • September 23, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    So instead of a dropped crotch they have a crotch that makes the wearer look like a man. In a “wear or die” situation I think I’d be choosing the harem pants…

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  • September 23, 2008

    Danielle

    It’s better than harem pants, but I don’t like the elastic cuffs. No, for me.

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  • September 23, 2008

    Amanda

    The fact that the model’s waist is very petite and yet the pants make her thighs look huge is enough to make me pass on these as well.

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  • September 24, 2008

    J.

    Well, it’s a step up from harem/hideous though, isn’t it? Not very cute, but maybe comfy? And not toddler-wearing-a-diaper-like?

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  • November 2, 2008

    Analee

    Well, if they didn’t have the cuffs at the bottom I would totally wear them. And even still, I might wear them with certain things. They look VERY comfortable to me.

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