Wear or Die: cropped harem pants edition

Wear or die cropped harem pantsYes readers, this is your chance to dress like a toddler and look like you have a huge, wet nappy on, or die.

Of course you can’t really choose to die, so you must pick one or other of these delightful pairs of cropped harem pants to wear – and no covering them up with a long coat!

So which will you choose – the Alice by Temperley Martha hammered silk trousers on the left (which we misread and thought were accurately named Hammer trousers when we first glanced at them), or the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania marathon jersey trousers on the right?  Take your pick and tell us in the comments.

19 Comments

  • December 14, 2010

    Stef

    I’ll go for the black ones, maybe it’s the difference in pose but they seem more structured and formal.

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  • December 14, 2010

    Carol

    Ummm…black goes with everything? Silk is a nicer fabric?

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  • December 14, 2010

    Jess

    At first glance, I thought the black ones were slightly less horrible, but actually I think the grey would be easier to get away with. I have to question how one would run a “marathon” with one’s thighs bound together like that though. Maybe they’re not quite as restrictive as they look?

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  • December 14, 2010

    maddy

    i pick the pants on the right, at least they look more of a skirt.

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    • December 17, 2010

      Rock Hyrax

      Ditto. Particularly if you hitched the “hems” up a bit…

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  • December 14, 2010

    Serinde

    the silk ones, co after i’ve worn em, i can make them into something pretty

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  • December 14, 2010

    Marianne S.

    The black silk ones. If I style them with some tall boots and don’t move very fast, maybe I can fool people into thinking I’m wearing a skirt.

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  • December 14, 2010

    lizvocal

    I would pick the black ones, cause the gray ones look like someone started with sweats and went horribly wrong.

    These challenges would be fun to pair with the outfit creator challenge. The comments almost always include what else people would wear with the challenge, it would be fun to see how creative we can be with the most frightening fashions.

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    • December 16, 2010

      Hannah J.

      I second the motion of both the black harems (gawd, I can’t believe I’m actually choosing to wear a pair of harems…*shudders*) and the create-an-outfit challenge! Throw some open-toed boots and harem pants together and create a sassy new look…. 😀

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  • December 14, 2010

    Sonya

    The black ones. Tuck the band of fabric a the bottom under the poufy part, walk slowly and voila! It looks like a skirt, as opposed to a mutated sweatpant.

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  • December 14, 2010

    bookmole

    Black ones. The gray just look horrid.

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  • December 14, 2010

    nata

    I choose to die. Can we please move them into “Ugly skirts” category so I don’t have to choose and can still keep my life…

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  • December 14, 2010

    naomi

    i will stand alone in the sea of hammer culottes and chose the grey ones
    i think they’d be easier to fake into a skirt and they’d be ok with a simple black shirt…hate the cray cray shoes they styled em with…for both outfits actually lol

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  • December 15, 2010

    Mitr Friend

    If DEATH is not an option at all, I’ll rather do for grey!!!

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  • December 15, 2010

    Pink Princess

    Thank to God there IS a death option!
    I’d rather die.

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  • December 17, 2010

    Tali

    Grey ones. I like them. I’m weird))
    I might even buy something like that.
    Please do not arrest me))

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  • December 20, 2010

    Noa

    Definitely the grey ones… if you just pushed the cuffs up, they would look like an (ugly) skirt

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  • February 4, 2011

    Mia

    I think the grey ones could look a bit hobo chic but maybe that’s just me.

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  • August 12, 2011

    bec

    I’d go for the ones on the right fold them at the top, wear a white vest and pumps n a coloured headband and go for a jog!.. with sunnies!

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