Okay, here it is: the truth about cropped pants.
If they are a certain length, they look dreadful . . . they can make us look shorter and heavier. Not good.
The good news, though (there’s always good news! YAY!!!), is that there IS a length you can buy that is flattering, stylish, modern and comfortable.
Let’s take a quick look at both, so you know what I’m talking about.
The “don’t wear” length is slightly above the ankle, as in this photo (from Land’s End): Do you see what I mean? This photo is taken from behind, and they make this model look wider than she probably is. WHY DO WE WANT TO DO THAT?
Okay, now let’s take a look at another cropped pant option, also from Land’s End (which, by the way, is a terrific place for lots of things, including cropped pants, knee-length shorts, and bathing suits):
What to do if you have cropped pants like the “don’t wear” ones above? Bring them to your tailor and have them hemmedto the most flattering part of your leg . . . and that could even be right at your knee. Or, donate them and start over. Everything’s on sale now, so it might be a good idea to stock up on a few pairs for next year.
Here is my favorite pair (from Theory), which I bought on-sale in both tan and white. I live in these during the summer. Pair them with a white tee-shirt, a pair of flats or wedges, and some silver bangles . . . easy, cool, flattering, and . . . and the perfect hot weather outfit.
Best of everything,