Style on Trial: Haute wide leg trousers

Is it a skirt? Is it a trouser? No – well, actually, yes, it is a trouser, but cleverly designed to pool in a deceptively skirt-like manner around the feet! Kinda like the culottes that were so popular in the 80s, only longer.

We can’t help but wonder about the practicality of these trousers. One of the pros of the recent trend for cigarette pants is the lack of dragging heels, of that flap of fabric that gets stuck under your every step and turns a smart pair of trousers into shabby tramp pants at an alarming rate. These might not so much flap under your heels as trip you up completely!

Although, they might prove extraordinarily useful if you have polished wood floors…

What do you think – yay or nay?

Haute wide leg trousers, £220 £115 from Yoox.com

10 Comments

  • December 20, 2010

    viviane

    a nay – defenitely 😉

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  • December 20, 2010

    wanda

    I have some wider legged pants that are not that long (nor that wide) and my right foot caught the left pant leg the other day going down some steps. These things look like they are just inviting trouble.

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  • December 20, 2010

    JkB

    Fabulous. I already own similar Galliano pants; only mine are black with a cuff … totally impractical, however, as I already had to mend the cuff after catching it under my wedge on stairs, L0L

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  • December 21, 2010

    naomi

    a nice flared trouser can look great but the ones above are just a bit much

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  • December 21, 2010

    Cloots

    Perfect for your next corporate rave event

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  • December 21, 2010

    EricB

    When the techno music festival Love Parade was still held in Berlin, techno fans used to wear these all the time.

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    • December 21, 2010

      Rock Hyrax

      Hopefully not in wool though… 😉

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  • December 22, 2010

    Mary

    Remind me of Gothic Aristocrat fashion. 😉

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  • December 22, 2010

    Mitr Friend

    A bit less flare than this would be better. I actually have one like this!!! But the way it scrunches at the crotch is sad!!! Wide legged trouser are ok for me, but like this, Nay!!! 🙁

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  • December 22, 2010

    Wendy

    They actually remind me of Katherine Hepburn’s iconic style, which is always a plus. They are a little more exaggerated than her’s but I’d give them a try for the right price and fit!

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