Get low with harem pants like the Fashion Student Pants.
It’s harem time! While they may seem like a recent trend, these long, billowy pants have a history longer than both I Dream of Jeannie and MC Hammer combined. If you ever wanted to know more about drop-crotch pants, this Style Glossary post will give you the low-down!
While there are varying shapes and silhouettes depending on the cut — from parachute to pantaloon — the term “harem” is less a specific garment, and more of an overarching classification for any pant that is loose at the crotch and fitted near the ankles. The earliest harem pants are said to date back as early as 16th-century Persia. During the Orientalist movement in the 19th century, harem pants were popularized by French designer Paul Poiret, whose exotic line of lampshade tunics and harem pants encouraged women to liberate themselves from constricting apparel.
Harem pants today, such as our Fashion Student Pants, can be identified by a top half that drapes like a skirt, flowing into a bottom half that fits like a skinny pant. Personally, I own about five different pairs, and in my wardrobe, they’ll never go out of style! They’re as comfortable as, and a great alternative to walking around all day in your pajamas — minus the flannel, holiday, or college-themed prints.
What’s your stance on harem pants?