Sunday 7 February 2016


The high waisted wide leg pants is a no stranger to the fashion scene, and comes and goes in different styles. This is a great trend to create height, wear them longer with high heels to even elongate long legs more! At a statuesque 1,78 metre tall, I take pride in succumbing to this trend, towering over the rest of the world!  This is not a style that suits every body shape, but very forgiving to pear shapes. I often take shelter in wide legs as it conceals the accentuated and well rounded shape of my child bearing hips, and it creates a little drama to the look. It's a great trend for work clothes as it could be teamed with a crisp White cotton shirt to create a more serious look. I sometimes wear heels that give you vertigo extending the impact of wide leg pants to a dizzy height. It leans itself to a multitude of styles, and if the length gets to much, don't feel shy to cut it to size to give a cropped look and turning it into culottes instead.  To avoid creating to much bulk, keep the top to fitted styles when wearing this trend. My look was inspired by flamenco dancers for SA Menswear Fashion Week.  I knew it was  a little dramatic when I bumped into someone who asked if I was going to a theme party. I replied "yes", I'm on my way to fashion week..... after all, challenging convention is what fashion is all about. My flare sleeves contributed towards the drama and the hat was carefully shipped as hand luggage all the way from Ronda, Spain. I added some hoop earrings and a low bun with flower embellishment to resemble the flamenco dancer.