Friday, March 29, 2013

HOW TO WEAR PRINTED PANTS

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Spring is full of color, and also full of prints, specially florals. If you go out shopping, or even decide to shop online, you will find that most of the prints this season are for the bottom half. Shorts, skirts and pants are the focus of Spring 2013. With that comes the fun of combining them with different tops and layers.
It is somewhat difficult to pull together the floral pants, but because it is such a huge trend now, I am going to tell you what the best options are.
Well, lets see, I am going to address here, the majority of women, who I believe do not want to create the illusion of a bigger bottom. If in your case, you have a tiny almost not even there bottom, then go ahead and buy all the printed pants you can wear and combine them as you wish!
But let's go back to tips on wearing printed pants:
  • The kind of PRINT you choose to wear is VERY important! Are you small framed? Less than 5 feet 3, or 1.60 cm, is your wrist tiny? (this is realted to your overall bone structure) then try and choose smaller prints. If you are on the heavier side, or are very tall, then you would look great in medium to big sized prints. It should all be in proportion to your personal size. Remember we are focusing on the lower half here, only.
  • For all, It's better to wear slim fitting pants, not too tight! but with a little bit of stretch, either elastane, or Lycra in the fabric composition, about up to 3% is enough. We don't want a legging look. The pants will mention this in the tag. You need to start reading those tags, if you aren't already!
  • Think what shoes you will wear them with and choose the length of the pants accordingly. I would suggest prints in general look better with a bit of a heel. Wedges are coming big again this Spring/Summer. So make sure the length fit those higher heeled shoes or sandals.
  • Choose the top in a color that both flatters your features and also complements the print. It doesn't have to be the main color of your pants, it doesn't have to match the color! Go a bit wild and experiment with different tops, but make sure, the color is at least a shade lighter than the color of your pants. You could wear stripes, or squares, or polka dots, on your top also! Even try with different textures and add some lace, or tweed to your top in layers.

Remember as long as your pants are darker than your top and the size of the print is in proportion to your own size, you are all set to experiment and create your own personal look! Be confident that you look harmonious and graceful!

You can see in the pictures the model is wearing medium sized prints. She is 5 feet 6, and small framed. She also has big features, but I still wouldn't want her to wear very big prints on her bottom half. What matters when choosing lower body pieces, is not so much your facial features but your overall body frame! you can find all of these pants at www.hm.com

If you are willing to try, send us your picture wearing a look you created to lookbookyou@gmail.com, and we will choose a Winner to feature by the end of next month!





















These are beautiful pants from Anthropologie www.anthropologie.com/ but they are large size printed! Below we can see an example of large prints, and how they visually shorten and widen your body. So always remember your frame and choose accordingly!


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