Silhouette Shock

astaireRick Owens Easy Astaire Cropped Trousers

I love the silhouette of drop crotch trousers. I love them so much that every time I see a pair I try them on – but they never look right on my frame. Every time! And I’m always so disappointed.

I was looking for jeans when the sales assistant thrust these at me. I’m not sure why; they’re not denim, they’re kind of baggy but tapered, lightly dropped in the crotch and cropped ankles… it was the complete opposite not only of what I would expect to suit my shape but what I even went into the store for in the first place. But I had some time to kill so I thought “why not?” and took them into the fitting room.

I didn’t buy them, although I was really surprised by how much I liked them. I think the key for this fit was the width of the thigh and the elegant lose drape of the drop through to the knee. I’ve never really seen trousers like this look good on me and I think that silhouette shock really kept me from pulling out my wallet.

It’s been several days and I’m still thinking about them, but I’d like to restrain myself and only buy one new clothing item this month. I get paid monthly now and mid-month at that; so I’ve got to learn a whole new way of budgeting. If I can only choose between these trousers and a pair of jeans I need to seriously think about what my wardrobe would benefit from the most.


i own a pair of pants like these that i got from OAK. i definitely remember them being a lot more flattering on than on the hanger. they are surprisingly more versatile than you’d think. something about the crop at the ankle seems very japanese to me, and i love wearing them with wedge sandals.

jaci shared this comment on 25 February 2014 at 5:07 AM

I was obsessing over whether to get the same trousers (LN-CC website)…those, or a similar pair by Thamanyah. My indecisiveness helps protect my wallet sometimes but it also means I probably miss out on a few stellar deals. But you know how Rick repeats his designs so….there is always next season for those times you can’t decide. ;)

ODYSSEY shared this comment on 25 February 2014 at 2:57 PM

my kind of trousers!

karl shared this comment on 26 February 2014 at 2:10 PM


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