This spring the skirts are getting longer and longer while the trousers seem to be doing exactly the opposite. The exposed ankle was seen on many runways this season making cropped trousers the Trend hero of Spring/Summer 2013.
They may be desirable and a must-have, but the crops should definitely come with a caution on the label because some can be unforgiving, emphasising on what we’d rather hide and making 98% of us look shorter.
The good news is that we are no longer limited to cigarette style trousers a la Parisienne (the look I personally adore the most), but any shape imaginable, so it’s easy to find the perfect pair.
Go for higher waisted versions in order to lengthen the legs, wide and boy’ish to create a straight line and visually change the silhouette, or boot-cut without side pockets – to balance the wider hips. Be careful with tapered trousers and remember to wear heels, the fashion’s simplest trick to longer-looking pins.
Here I will be sticking with my trusted long-term friends – Patrizia Pepe wide straight black and white Gingham pair that may be a hundred years old, but is just lovely (and very much loved) and recently bought Whistles tailored black cigarettes for colder days.
What about you?
Alberta Ferretti. Cacharel, Phillip Lim, Philosophy Spring/Summer 2013
Chanel, Diane von Furstenberg, Rachel Zoe, Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2013
Paola Frani, Daks, Etro, Fendi Spring/Summer 2013
Tracey Reese, 1A Classe Alviero Martini, Tibi, Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2013
Vanessa Bruno, Carven, Saint Laurent, Chloe Spring/Summer 2013
Photo source: Vogue US May 2011, elle.com