Fashion Trends, Trousers/Pants

Fashion Trends: seven-eighths trousers, a.k.a. “ankle length”


One thing the fashion world is very good at is making up new names for old clothes, perhaps in the hope that it’ll trick us all into believing the style is something new and different, rather than just the same old, same old. Witness, for instance, the “seven-eighths trouser”, more commonly known as “ankle length” or “ankle grazers”.

These are longer than capris but shorter than “regular” trousers, and unlike the peg-legs we featured earlier this month, they don’t have to be tapered, but are generally the same length all the way down. All well and good, but what do you think of them? We have to admit to a certain fondness for this style, although we think it can be a little hard to pull off without looking like your trousers are just too short in the leg, no?

The ones shown above are by Elizabeth and James, and are $275 at Shopbop, but there are lots of these around at the moment. Will you be wearing them, though?

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