Loosen Up: Lessons From Fashion Week

September 24, 2008 | By Bridget Burns | Entertainment, Trends

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Your stovepipe jeans feel a little tight don’t they?  I know mine do and it’s not because I’ve had too many cookies from the “snack table”.  I’ve been looking at pages of high-waisted, loose as a goose, slouchy trousers from Fashion Weeks in New York, London and Milan and anything tight looks passe to my eyes.

For most women, the thought of flowy pants conjures the image a middle-aged healer from Sedona.   My mom called an extreme variety of the loose, dropped crotch pants people wore in the late 80′s: sh_t bag pants.  I’m not sure anyone would endorse MC hammer drop-crotch balloon pants now, but the nuanced “new loose” looks modern, comfortable and even cool.  Designers such as Moschino Cheap & Chic, Jaeger, Blumarine, Paul Smith and Sportmax have banished our perception of breezy silk trousers as matronly.  Will you be opting for more flow this season?  See these breezy pants in action in the spring/summer 2009 collections here.

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