Harem Pants: Officially Still Ugly

ugly harem pants by Givenchy

Not that there was ever really any doubt about this, but just in case there was, we’d like to take this opportunity to confirm that yes, harem pants are still ugly. They didn’t get any better looking in the few weeks since we last wrote about them. More worrying still, ignoring them doesn’t seem to make them go away. We really thought it would, you know. We thought it would be one of those “trends” which wouldn’t actually exist outside the pages of the fashion magazines and the runways of a few select designers: that most people with eyes would be able to see that no good could ever come of adding a dropped crotch to a pair of pants, and harem pants would disappear from the world, never to be seen again. Or at least, never to be seen until some “edgy” designer decided to try to convince us all that we really DO want to look like we have completely square crotches.

This week, the label in question is Givenchy, who think it’s entirely plausible that people will want to pay $1725 to look like the unfortunate model featured above, who probably thanked her lucky stars that this job didn’t require her to show her face.

What we really want to know, though, is who is wearing all of these harem pants we keep finding ourselves having to arrest. Seriously, this has been going on for YEARS now, and yet we’ve still to see more than a few brave people actually “rocking” the trend in real life. And trust us, there was no actual “rocking” going on in those cases. And yet, if our research is to be believed, SOMEONE must be giving all of these designers reason to believe that their almost-$2000 harem pants will just fly off the shelves. Look!

sold out harem pantsSold. Out. At that price. And looking like… that.

Who’s doing this? And how do we stop them?

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13 Comments

  • October 4, 2011

    Nina

    Oh boy, I love you! Those harem pants makes me cringe.

    And also, would people stop doing the hairdo where you gather all your hair in a shaggy bun on the very top of your head – it doesn’t make you look “special” or “alternative”; all the other pretentious hipsters are doing it too.

    Love ya, bye X

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    • October 4, 2011

      The Fashion Police

      lol! I’m wearing my hair like that rightthisverysecond! It’s OK, though, I promise I don’t think I’m special or alternative: can’t deny being a pretentious hipster, though 😀

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  • October 4, 2011

    Itzel

    If it wasn’t for the shoes I wouldn’t even know which one is the front and which one is the back.

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  • October 4, 2011

    Maria via Facebook

    Saggy bum front and back. Attractive.

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  • October 4, 2011

    Maria via Facebook

    Saggy bum front and back. Attractive.

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  • October 4, 2011

    Maria via Facebook

    Saggy bum front and back. Attractive.

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  • October 4, 2011

    Lexa

    I actually found some beautiful harem pants this summer on holiday! Of course, I found them in the Grand Bazaar in Instanbul, so perhaps it’s because they’re real and not “designer”

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  • October 5, 2011

    lizvocal

    Sorry, guys, saw saggy butt harem pants here in Italy on the street. They look even weirder in motion than they do in a still pic. All I can think is: that woman would have a nice butt if her pants weren’t sagging.

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  • October 6, 2011

    Sanne

    Make it go awaaaaaaay!!!

    *screams in terror*

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  • October 7, 2011

    Claudia

    Sold out in size 40 and 42? I believe they were never made in these sizes. Maybe if size 32 was sold out, I *could* believe that someone who has starved herself half crazy has bought them, but size 40? Never!

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  • April 18, 2012

    ARMS

    i love harem pants when they are done right. so comfortable and stylist, can be causal or chic, yeah yeah blah blah blah. unfortunately, very few designers can do them correctly.. and come to mention it, even fewer people can even wear them correctly..

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