Okay, here it is: the truth about cropped pants.
When I first saw women wearing them, a few years ago, I thought, Oh, cute! Until I tried on my first pair and they made my, uh, well, certain areas of my body look a tad larger than usual. That’s when I embarked on my ‘cropped pants study’.
If they are a certain don’t wear length — slightly above the ankle — they can make us look shorter and heavier. Not good.
The good news, though, is that there IS a length you can buy that is flattering, stylish, modern and comfortable. Since spring is right around the corner, now is the best time to start thinking about your perfect pair.
These pants from Lands End are slightly below the knee, which is an infinitely more flattering length, on just about everyone. And, they don’t flare out at the bottom, like the don’t-wear ones do.
What to do if you have a pair of don’t-wear cropped pants? Bring them to your tailor (your new best friend) and have them hemmed to the most flattering part of your leg…and that could even be right at your knee. Or, donate them and start over. When you find a pair thats just right, it might be a good idea to stock up on a few pairs for next year.
Another great place to get cropped pants is Theory. I bought two of my favorite pairs there in both tan and white (and on sale, might I add.) Pair with a white tee-shirt, a pair of flats or wedges, and some silver bangles …easy, cool, flattering, and the perfect hot weather outfit.