Paperbag Peg Leg

Sep 3, 2011

UO Kimchi Blue Paperbag Trouser, UO My Pet Square Leather Paperbag Pant, ASOS Peg Trouser With Fold Pockets, UO Lark & Wolff by Steven Alan Paperbag Pant

After what seems like decades of seeing nothing but skinny jeans and pants being sold in stores it's really nice to see a variety of 'peg leg' trousers this fall. Baggy yet chic, these pants tend to have a higher rise (usually with pleats), a relaxed fit and are made from many different types of fabrics.

tank & denim shirt UO, pants Wilfred (Aritzia), shoes  Kelsi Dagger

According to Stylehog.com the keys to pulling off these pants are;

a) Above the Ankle – The peg leg pant is slightly cropped. The hem on a pair of peg leg pants should stop just above the ankle (with some extra fabric left for rolling; see point d)
b) The Perfect Pleat – Always be on the lookout for pleating around the waistband and crotch; the more pleats, the better!
c) Volume On Top - Peg leg pants by nature carry their volume on top with a slightly dropped crotch. Just be sure not to buy a pair with too droopy or baggy of a crotch.
d) Rolled Up Cuffs – Rolled up cuffs are a must when it comes to tapered trousers. The cuff should be rolled twice in a messy, haphazard fashion – no ironed cuffs here.
e) Taper, Taper, Taper – The advent of the skinny jean means woman are no longer afraid of the word “tapered”! Peg leg or harem pants taper down from the middle to the ankle but they are not tight around the ankle like a skinny jean would be.
f) Heels are your best friend – Although it’s not mandatory to wear high heels with tapered trousers, they will make your legs look longer and slimmer. If you do wear flats, avoid the ballet flat and invest in a flat shoe with a bit more substance like an oxford or a penny loafer (notice the slight menswear influence here).


Wilfred (Aritzia) Draped Harem Pant

Comfortable and versatile, these pants are a great way to mix things up in your wardrobe :)

8 thoughts:

  1. Ooo! Love this! Now It's on my list! :)

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  2. Hi sweetie! I've missed you!
    Thanks for all the info, I have a trouser that look like those!!!
    Great to be back and see you!

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  3. Love this look! Gotta get a pair!

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  4. looking good Emmett Katherine!

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  5. Nice pants!

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  6. Liking these pants!!! Thanks for the post. I'll have to get some and pair them with penny loafers for fall. xoxo, Carla

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