3 ways to model slouchy trousers — That’s Not My Age

Picture: Claire Pepper


The emergence of baggier cuts throughout the womenswear division has been nicely acquired round these components. For me, trousers are at all times difficult. I’ve a protracted physique, so pants are typically too brief within the rise. This, in addition to being extremely uncomfortable, is a serious bugbear. I don’t wish to spend my life hoicking denim from between my buttocks (what one in every of my pals calls ‘chewing material’). I’m significantly fussy in regards to the match of garments round key aggravation factors – the crotch on trousers, armpits on a jacket – and may’t bear something too tight in an space that requires ease of motion. Significantly better to let free in roomier types. That’s to not say I’m turning into a complete slouch, I nonetheless need a sublime, put-together silhouette.

What began in lockdown with pyjamas and joggers and getting half-dressed, led to the rise in recognition of elasticated waistbands, dropped crotches and generously reduce trousers. I’m having fun with this slouchier form, it’s simple to put on and versatile. Not solely comfy, however extremely flattering, too. I’m delighted that dishevelled isn’t budging.


Picture: Sarah Brick


Balloon, barrel, tapered, Bowie pants  – the style terminology used to explain dishevelled trousers conjures up an array of voluminous types. The proper pair of slouchy trousers match excessive on the waist, function mild entrance pleats and taper in direction of the ankle. Material is essential. Select a fabric that drapes nicely to keep away from trying like Sam Smith at the Brits. For a fluid really feel, the Relaxed Tapered Turn-Up from Me+Em is a cracking, go-everywhere choice. Within the different pictures I’m sporting Balloon Pants from Kin at John Lewis; I’ve a few pairs, one in camel and one in off-white. They’re made out of a cotton drill cloth and so have a sturdier really feel however the form works nicely and may be combined and matched with a slinky, silk shirt and traditional blazer.

Admittedly, I do are likely to go for a much less voluminous prime half after I’m going ‘Bowie’ on the underside. Choosing streamlined or tailor-made jackets and tops, knitwear tucked in for definition. By unbuttoning the cardigan within the outfit (prime) I’ve used my belt as an anchor to interrupt up the silhouette. If you happen to’re not eager on having your center on present, attempt a half-tucked shirt or light-weight knit for the same impact. I wish to put on my slouchy trousers with a striped Breton (the one above is from Seasalt, obtainable HERE), roll-neck jersey prime or easy T-shirt, then layer a boxy cardigan or knitted waistcoat excessive. Jackets and cardigans that finish on the waist exhibit dishevelled trousers the perfect, however a good looking blazer is at all times a good suggestion.


Picture: Claire Pepper


After all, the right proportions will rely on what fits your physique form and temper. If you happen to really feel swathed in cloth, give the trousers a shapelier end by cuffing the ankle so as to add a mild taper to the decrease leg, or by nipping all the things in with a belt.

I’ve discovered that this capacious new silhouette can take chunkier footwear, lug-soled boots and high-top sneakers work nicely. Or for a extra slimline form attempt low-heeled ankle boots. When spring has sprung, a leather-based idler or pointy flat and a flash of ankle creates one other profitable mixture.

See Diane Keaton for additional inspiration.




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