Put the limelight on your ankles in up-to-date designer cropped pants. The French arguably invented the 7/8 length pants, or to be correct, made them significant, tailoring them up just a few notches. Cropped pants feel quintessentially modern, even if they have a heritage steeped in Audrey Hepburn movies and well-dressed Italian men. Each year we come up with yet another genius trick to make women’s cropped pants exciting again. From something as simple as adding white high-top sneakers underneath a pair of designer flares navy crop pants to as wild as cropping palazzo pants.
The cropped pants of the designers enthuse with square styles, heavy cropped cuffs with mid-rise waists and slightly longer lengths in the crutch, seen at Marni. We look forward to testing these with cuddly sweaters and mid-calf heeled booties. Another addition for ladies cropped pants are the Stella McCartney clothing knitted wool cropped flares, a look adaptable for numerous functions, from the office, or the two blocks to gym class. The elastic waistband may make these even work as very stylish maternity wear.
In Gucci we trust
3/4-length pants come in different guises, from wide, over slim to high-waisted. We recommend owning at least one pair of sharp straight cropped black pants like those by Balenciaga for style emergencies when a t-shirt and heels are all that is needed to put you back on a fashionable radar. Picking it up a notch whilst partaking in the fun that is next season, are the cropped pants in silk jacquards from Gucci clothing, and Etro with flares or even ruffles. Try these with button-downs, platforms or loafers and add feminine accessories like jewel-encrusted brooches. We love how the graceful Linda Rodin wears her slightly flared black cropped pair with black dainty ankle-tie heels and slim-fitting button-downs. A look that is classic but not dull. For casual brunching do as Garance Dore herself does, give the cropped denim pant and coat a try. White cropped pants with fringed edges are currently the most desired. Play with volume like Vika Gazinskaya does with a pair of her cotton pleated pants that accentuate waists whilst creating a completely new silhouette, a nice alternative for those who usually pick skirts over pants. Ladies cropped pants needn’t be for only warmer weather, layer-up with long boots that hide under, a style trick for unpleasant conditions. On the flipside sandals and silk cropped pairs always make a good argument.
We’re in with the in-crowd
Find a few shapes to suit your body and then have fun playing around with them in your own closet. The proportion shift completely changes an outfit, a good way to reinvent some of your older most cherished pieces. Vintage faux fur coats that reach matching hemlines, favourite comfy t-shirts tucked in, your boyfriend's sweater, your favourite sneakers, all can be played with to create contemporary looks.