Pants and I've not at all times seen eye to eye. After I was 5 years outdated, my dedication to skirts and clothes was such that when, when my mom tried to pressure me right into a pair of pants (that had been, in hindsight, completely lovely) for varsity, I opted for an act of open defiance and determined to march to class in my underwear as an alternative of giving in to the tyranny of trousers.

However at some point, a pair of pants caught my consideration, and I made a decision to put on them to highschool, ignoring the “skirts solely” rule. Sadly, this stint was short-lived, and I used to be suspended for every week. After making a ruckus over the “no pants for women” rule, the college modified its gown code, and everybody was allowed to put on them. 

As I grew up, I turned fascinated with the fit of pants. I’ve at all times identified the worth of my belongings, and so usually, my “Beyoncé booty” felt ignored in a summer time gown or an A-line skirt. Working in a enterprise the place girls expend a lot power making an attempt to train away their curves was insane to me. All I needed was to highlight my thin waist and bodacious behind.

Because of this, I averted carrying trousers for years as a result of I may by no means discover a pair that labored with my proportions. (Gapping on the waist and tightness within the hips is simply not my type.)

However then Nicolas Ghesquière got here alongside. The designer’s F/W 05 assortment for Balenciaga confirmed hip-hugging army trousers that pooled languidly across the ankles, exuding that sort of Parisian coolness that’s each flirty and stylish. I needed to dive in, and within the course of, I realized a number of classes. Hold scrolling to examine them out.


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