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Posted Sep 3, 2009 in Accessories, For Both | 1 Comment

STOP! Hammer HAREM (pants) time!

Fashion victims listen up! It’s funny how a trend can make you barf one day, and the next day you find yourself wearing it! The most controversial style trend this year has got to be the “harem pants” (aka the “genie pants” or the “diaper pants” or the “MC Hammer Pants”), which I’m shocked to say, are looking pretty hot (right now at this very moment) on both girls and boys. MC Hammer who popularized this look in his “You can’t touch this” video in the early 90s must be proud!

Fashion MC Hammer Pants

20 years after they officially went out of style Chloe, Rodarte, Betsey Johnson, Proenza Schouler, Stella McCartney, Ralph Lauren, DKNY, Elie Tahari, Jeremy Laing, and Yves Saint Laurent have all embraced the MC Hammer look this fall (btw just so he doesn’t feel left out: Vanilla Ice was also known to wear this item of clothing!). The first designer to bring them back was Marc Jacobs in 2006 with a moderate success, but 3 years later they have now found their way to a more mainstream market and affortable retail points such as Mango, Zara, Shopstyle.com & Forever 21.

MC Hammer Pants - Runway

I would only recommend this trend to skinny people or people following the international renowned “model diet”, because this dumpy, baggy and saggy look does not forgive! So if you’re not Hammer Time ready, go to your nearest convenience store to pick up some cigarettes, coffee and some gum to start model-dieting!

Is this trend too legit to quit? I think it just might be, so run to go buy your harem pants before their 15mins are over! The next time they’ll be popular will be in 20 years!

So what’s next : big shoulder pads and Capri pants?? Oh wait… it’s already too late.

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  1. You’re right about harem pants not being forgiving. That last part about capri pants and shoulder pads is funny. I like your blog!

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