The Harem Hall of Shame – Part 3


The Harem Hall of Fame: it's where harem pants go when The Fashion Police arrest them, and thanks to the harem crime wave currently sweeping the world, it's starting to look pretty crowded.

Within the jail, some harem pants naturally try to lord it over the others, bullying them and generally making a nuisance of themselves. The Zimmermann harem pants shown above fall into that category: in fact, just last week they were caught trying to escape from the jail with fifteen other inmates hidden in their crotch area. They almost succeeded, too, because, well, it's hard to tell the difference with harem pants, isn't it?

Look under the jump for some more drop-crotch criminals…


  Purple cotton harem pants from Dorothy Perkins. Oh, Dotty, we've come to expect better from you!


  River Island's harem trouser play suit – giving you the body shape of a loveable cartoon character, aww!


 It costs 377 euros to look this deformed…


Extreme harem trousers from Topshop. On the plus side, you could wear them on holiday and you'd get almost ALL your luggage in the crotch – hello, extra baggage allowance! On the minus side… well, the picture speaks for itself, no?


  • March 13, 2009


    You know the saddest thing? In this month’s Elle magazine (the Czech version), they had harem pants on their top ten things to buy this month list. So its not just one of those crazy trends the designers want to spread but don’t, but it’s actually real and bound to be “out there”, in the real world. SCARY.

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  • March 13, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    I like the River Island ones best: they’ve got that “Mummy I just filled my nappy” vibe about them.

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  • March 13, 2009


    Are those the L.A.M.B. shoes we had on identity parade a few days ago (in the first picture)?
    They looked better off than on. No comment for the harems though… They’ve left me speechless.

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  • March 14, 2009


    I actually saw someone wearing harem pants today. They walked into the shop that I worked at. They look no less ridiculous in the flesh.

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  • March 15, 2009


    unfortunately i bought a pair of these of asos and have regretted it every single day since they arrived. i think it’s going to be one of the biggest regret of my life.

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  • March 17, 2009


    Death to the harmen pants revival!
    As M.C. Hammer said, “You can’t touch this”. I am taking his advice.

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  • April 19, 2013


    The last ones almost come down to the Bosnian national costume for women, which is called “dimia” and is so long that you have to turn the leg stumps upward to wear them. They look like billowy long skirts with a strange movement to them, rather amebic.

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