Hammer pants for the Curvy Girl....probably not


I got a couple of comments yesterday vouching for hammer pants. At the request of a reader they wanted these pictures of the harem pants posted, so that it could be seen how unflattering these darn pants are. Here are an example of a non hippy plus size Jennifer Hudson and a straight size but curvy J.Lo in hammer pants. This plainly says that hammer pants are a no no. If any of you ladies have a pictures a Curvy Girl in harem pants and they look good then send them my way and I will post them as of now I have yet to see anyone that isnt super model tall or thin look good in hammer pants.



I wanted to look like this (above).




I was reading a article on what trends to avoid and harem pants or hammer pants was right there in plain site. In order to pull off the harem pants look one has to be tall & skinny...well I am tall...LOL. I ordered a pair of these trendy pants for myself probably about a month ago hoping....wishing...and crossing my fingers that they would be oh so chic. But was I oh so wrong. I ordered a pair from Evans (picture below)....nice material and they fit how they were supposed to which in my world was pretty bad. Me the fashion guru broke her own rules for the thrill of wearing a pair of hammer pants. If you are curvy clothes that fit are generally what will flatter you the most....I knew this...I preach this and yet what did I do, buy a pair of pants that I cant wear and of course I lost the receipt. Hammer pants weren't a good idea when I was 11 years old and sure as heck isn't a good idea now. The pants looked awful on me, the baggy crotch made me look like humpty dumpty. I wrote this to also let you guys know even a fashionista like myself makes mistakes, but I recognized my mistake in the mirror and thank God I didn't leave the house with those things on. You are your best judge of what looks good. I always keep it real with yourself and you will never go wrong.





They look harmless don't they.






12 comments

  1. I would disagree that big girls cant wear harem pants, but I just don't think big girls that are hippy should wear harem pants, because you are only adding more volume to the area where you already have volume. For me it would be puff sleeves. I have big shoulders and small hips so it would only add volume to an already big area.

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  2. I have trouble seeing harem pants as flattering on anyone, regardless of size! They just look too big. Saggy crotch and butt is just not attractive. Period.

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  3. @ Lina Im waiting to see a curvy girl that looks good in the harem pants. I do agree @ the hippy part, but generally if you are not hippy you are more round around the middle which also brings in issues with pleats and or a elastic waistband.

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  4. Big girls can wear harem pants.
    I just believe harem pants looks much better if they have more volym and have a much lower crotch,
    like these for instance: http://www.myimagespace.com/public/view/2627

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  5. Can you post a pic of your faux paux? I wanna see just how bad they were. LOL

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  6. @glittergirl...you aint right...i was thinking about posting one

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  7. So I totally and completely agreed with you until I saw Sakina from Saks in the City wear her hammer pants flawlessly. I think she did an excellent job of trying the trend out and yet still looking like she had a figure and not just looking frompy. You should definitely look at her outfit. here's a link:
    http://saksinthecity.blogspot.com/2010/02/love-of-my-life.html

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  8. She actually looks really great. I just saw a blogger, who shall, remain nameless who absolutely looks terrible in hers. I just think there is no guarantee that these will work for a plus size girl. It really hit or miss.

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  9. i think if its a high waisted harem where the waist is fitted hips are loose and calves are fitted.... with a FITTED top... it would look great for girls with hips. why? the fact that it accentuates the hips may not be a bad thing if you have a small upper body because it shows off great curves. J Hudson wore it terribly because she has loose fitting pants with a loose fitting tops.. that never wins.

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  10. I may be late but I was searching for a pair to wear to a mac interview and in h+m I found the perfect pair im a curvy girl and they look incredible bc i pull them up to my waost,these pants from h+m arent extreme they're simple and perfect im a 33 waist and 45hips they look great! I'll try to snap a photo tomorrow and send it over here I googled curvy girls in harem pants and this blog came up im glad

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  11. I may be late but I was searching for a pair to wear to a mac interview and in h+m I found the perfect pair im a curvy girl and they look incredible bc i pull them up to my waost,these pants from h+m arent extreme they're simple and perfect im a 33 waist and 45hips they look great! I'll try to snap a photo tomorrow and send it over here I googled curvy girls in harem pants and this blog came up im glad

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  12. I bought a pair today, I usually never wear pants because my plus size figure just don't suit them! However the trick is to choose print carefully and get the classic style harems that aren't too voluminous. Mine are black with white small aztec pattern on them and I find that they are loose enough to be harem-ish and to skim over my "problem areas" but not so loose that I look like I'm wearing 2 pillowcases roughly sewn together :) Overall I have found them to be really flattering on me, but I'm sure that in any other print or style they could look really terrible! Harem pants are like jeans, everyone has a style or cut that looks great and everyone has a style or cut that looks terrible!
    Also the right top and accessories are important for harem pants :)

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