Monday, December 29, 2008

Put Your Pants On!

Trousers come in many shapes and sizes these days, so if the runways are any indication, there really is something for everyone (and perhaps some things for no one!).
Tell CC, regarding runway styles: love them or hate them?
At left, a sweet sketch by Fellow Fashionista and Artist Kat of Pencilfashion (Note: Fellow Fashionistas links in CC's right hand column).
At right, Fall’s fabulous Dolce & Gabbana pants trio – note the skinny silhouette and cuff.
D&G’s wide leg patterned pair
Photos via; assume Fall 2008 except where noted.
Alexander Wang pre-fall
Cuffed trousers at 3.1 Phillip Lim
Charles Nolan Spring 2009
Gucci Spring 2009
Miss Sixty Spring 2009
Ágatha Ruíz de la Prada, courtesy Spanish Vogue
Rubin Singer, via
Doo.Ri pre-fall 2009
Preen Spring 2009
Benjamin Cho Spring 2009
Todd Lynn Spring 2009
Pants tucked into shoes at Nina Ricci
Nina Ricci double-cuff silk trouser
Patterned flares at Missoni
Ivana Berendika, via
Fellow Fashionista Ida of Rougemarie… We miss you, darling!
Iekeline Stange . . . she seems always to be wearing prints, and fabulously! Photo via
A editorial.
The extra wide leg featured in Bazaar UK, courtesy Fellow Fashionista Fashion Moment.
What to buy? If you’re trying an adventurous new shape or texture, stick to basic black. If you’re a seasoned pro at the new pants shapes, go crazy!
At left: Proenza Schouler black sequin karate pants, pictured via
Zucca tencel gauze jersey pants, at
Les Chiffoniers leather leggings; this and next at
Sonia Rykiel cotton silk harem pants
Vince Suave crop pant. Visit for this and next.
Mara Hoffman cropped pant.
Marisa pleated crop pant at
Last Look: CC loves these Orphan Age plaid jodhpurs, at


Anonymous said...

i loved the D&G pants

Annabel Wendt (LoveMore) said...

looooooove this post! I have been eyeing off those AWang pre fall ones for a little while...:) good to see there are some more affordable options i can hunt down! thaaaanks xxLM

WendyB said...

I actually laughed out loud at the pants with the giant hips. I think I'll skip those :-) said...

I love the D&G pants, tooo

big kisses: Janet

JW said...

Love the Hermes's designer pants, and the travel bag! awesome!

Angela said...

now you put another bee in my bonnet with pants. i haven't foudn that perfect beige patent heels and now i want pants. gosh....

Tinsley said...

so much beautiful inspiration! i think i love the doo ri pants the most out of all of these!

Annabel Wendt (LoveMore) said...

you are too sweet miss CC xLM

Fifi Flowers said...

Wow... soooo many cute pants... diet is starting TODAY! I want to wear skinny pants like a model!
Love pencilfashion drawing!

ceecee said...

So many choices! I'm ready to get back in shape and go shopping! This is where I'm stopping for inspiration. Hope your holiday was as stylish as you are dear CC. Thanks for all your kind comments. What are you wearing on New Year's Eve?

life . style . dissected said...

CC, another brilliant post!

am loving the chloe metallic trousers especially.

all my best wishes for a fabulous 2009!!!!


agnes said...

the title of this post first makes me laugh.. and after i read the whole post.. i was like: THAT"S SOOO TRUE!!!


hollyshambles.x said...

i never really wear trousers - i just don't really feel like myself, i suppose! i do love the tucked-into-shoes look at nina ricci though - not that i'd ever have the courage to go out looking like that :D

Bella Harris said...

Okay... I'm dying over all of this.

Proenza Schouler.
Miss Sixty.
Benjamin Cho!!

I want all of it!


Happy New Year Darling.

What is Reality Anyway? said...

loved that post! so all inclusive!! xo

Lisa said...

Kat's so talented; I love her fashion-inspired artwork.

Lisa said...

My pants seem so boring by comparison. :-)

Fashion Moment said...

Oh la la, darling!
I am a HUGE fan of pants! And I have them sooo many, almost as a dress, hahahah, wide leg, slim, short, long... almost every colour and materials (except pink!)... :)
I'm adore a arabic pant. From your post, I like a Dolce and Gabbana line, wide leg via Harper's UK, and Charles Nolan. Absolutely beautiful story...


Seeker said...

I love pants and love the new shapes: skinnies, wide-legs, carrot-top, cropped, cuff......
I just didn't try the harem ones, but I'm pretty much wishing it.

Great, great post, my darling.

Hope you'll have a Happy New Year!!!


(and a post about what we can invest in this year sales that would be in trends for 2009/2010 F/W, for me it will be so usefull....)
Thank you


Marian said...

wow we are totally spoilt by your ab post CC!l;ov ehow you covered all the fun trendy pant shapes.I think the variety is great.from the tapered peg pants,to cigarette pants to harem pants etc.They all rock.
I love the pair Iekeline Stange's wearing.shes super stylish.

MakeupByRenRen said...

wow, these designers come up with some amazing new shapes and lengths...i'm amazed!


lo cierto es que yo caso siempre he sido mas de falda que de pantalón esta temporada no me quito vestidos y faldas bombón, faldas de tul....y muy muy poco pantalón. te agrego.

Frankie said...

I love the ones with the frill - beautiful. Your posts just get better and better x

Tricia said...

I'm such a pants girl, i love them all!

Susie Bubble said...

I have a hankering for wide legged leather trousers....

Siljesfashion said...

Fun fun!The Hermes pants are my favorites.

Nemerae said...

Graciias =)
Me encantan los pantalones pitillo, creo que son los que mejor me sientan... los harem también me gustan mucho, pero no he encontrado unos que me queden bien, así que lo mismo me los hago yo jeje

INES said...

lovely pictures
love the d&g pants

caroline said...

i really need to buy a pair of non-jeans asap!

happy holiday, darling!

Love_in_the_pool said...

FELIZ 2009! yo me quedo con los leggins de cuero y los pantalones al tobillo de D&G para llevar con botines, besos

Unknown said...

I am so in love with the D&G ads ...mostly because I never think to pair brown with that tweed AND IT LOOKS SO GREAT!

i.d. said...

Great post! I am all for tailored pants. :)

Happy New Year for tomorrow! x

Great Plains Bazaar said...

Thank you so much for your kind message after my father passed away. Things have started to settle down and I think I am ready to start blogging again to take my mind off things and reconnect with the fashion world by reading your daily posts.
One of the pics of a multi colored pair of pants from Elle I once sewed. I had a bunch of fabric of the same print. They didn't look as good on me as that model though.

Baybay Mama said...

Carrie! I love this look so much! I don't know if I mentioned it on your blog or another but I am dying for a vintage pair of early 1980's ralph lauren safari bands with a cuff on the bottom:) You always know how to pick the photos! For everyone I was like, "yes! Yes!"

Tiffany said...

love that drawing and all the pants you showed. I need to get more creative with pants. I always seem to buy the same type of pants.

MizzJ said...

Cool picks, I quite like the styling of the Hermes, very summer resort. The pants tucked into your shoes thing I'm definitely not liking, too weird for me.

Femin Susan said...

Keep posting.... Wishing you " A Happy New Year''

Miranda said...

wow those giant hip pants! lolol
i still love my skinnies all the way <3
i like the look of dropcrotch but i think they would make me look shorter!

Secretista said...

I love.

I.M. said...

i so love the last ones.. of orphan age (?) well the D&G ones are awesome also and i so love the ones from agatha ruiz de la prada.. they seem So original!

Rina said...

wow great pants! pants are the best invention ever!

Thu said...

i'm not a big fan of wide leg trousers. certain people can pull it off, but i'll stick with my skinnies.

Eeli said...

Yeah i'm really excited about the project too, it was lego all the way for me also! Weeee for legos'!

I gave a chuckle when i saw Ágatha Ruíz de la Prada's design, but a nice collage of inspiration. I've been meaning to don some pants (havn't since mid year on account i've put on the kilos lol) so this is really great! :"D

Amelia said...

I love pants, but I can never find ones that fit very well. The runway styles are usually a tad too extreme for me, but I really like those ruffly Doo.ri ones.

giggleness said...

ohyes. i love some of those pants, but the really wide pants just really arnt for me. :D

Trish said...

Really cool post CC! I really love your blog. I always find such great things here! :) Stay strong!

haylin said...

oh, love it.

caroline said...

I just wish I had somewhere to wear the Chloes! Right now for me, the wider the better! Fun post! Happy New Year!

Frieda l'écuyère said...

Love, love, love the skinny silhouette ! And love it with leather !

Allison said...

I adore D&G ads - and those pants are fantastic.

Great selections, as always :)

xo, and I hope you New Years is amazing!

Da Fashionista said...

wearing my black cropped pants today. with new dg leopard pumps. ugh. too fabulous for work.

Nicole Linette said...

That sketch is really, really good. And of course I adore the D&G, the tweed suits they made for F/W 08 are stunning! Although I have to say, I'm really not a fan of harem pants.

Catherine said...

I'm not sure I'm a fan of trousers.

Fashion_Girl22 said...

I love how every season pants always get reworked. I honestly can't let go of skinny jeans still. So, I'm praying that the stay in style.
Those Nina Ricci one's are beyond amazing! I never noticed that they were tucked into the shoes before.

Do you happen to kno the name of the guy in the picture next to them? He's really start to pop up every, and I honestly don't know him. <3

Sasi said...

I love those Gucci outfits!
Happy New Year:)