Most Unflattering Pants Ever and How I Wore Them | Thriftanista in the City

8.08.2013

Most Unflattering Pants Ever and How I Wore Them

I am wearing the most unflattering pants ever. I like cargo pants and thrifted a few pairs last year. I wanted to experiment with the trend. These are the only ones I have left. The others were re-donated. I love the peg legs on these so I kept them. However, everything else about the cargo pants are bad, blah, and unfortunate for my curvy body type - low waist, pleats, and side pockets that extend to front of my thighs. 

neon tee worn with a tie dye scarf


I've worn them with heels and with flats. I've tried blouse untucked, tee tucked, half tucked button-up shirts, a tunic, and a belt in the belt loop. They just don't look good in the crotch, waist, hip area. If I go with a longer top to cover the offending area, the proportions don't work. Despite the mismatch, I still wear them. 

Why? 

Because I really like these pants!

green cargo pants

I'm sure they look great on somebody. Perhaps a waif with tiny hips and thighs with legs a mile long?

army green utility pants

Being none of those things, I am trying to make them work. My hope is that the bright neon tee on top and brightly colored sandals on my feet will draw attention from the jumble going on in the middle. 

neon tee worn with cargo pants

Life is really too short to wear crappy pants but as I said before. I. Really. Like. These. Pants. I know something ain't quite right but I still rock them with all the confidence I had wearing the neon skirt

ideas for wearing cargo pants

The next time I find myself shading someone's outfit choice, I'll have to remember how I feel about these cargo pants. I like them very much and maybe that's how that person feels too.

how to wear peg leg pants
THRIFT Old Navy neon tee - Anne Taylor Loft GIFT Kenyan sandals STREET VENDOR Kenyan scarf

Do you have unflattering clothes in your closet?

thrifted cargo pants worn with beaded sandals

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6 comments

Suburban Style Challenge said...

I dunno, I kinda like 'em and all their comfy-lookin, slouchy goodness! I think you styled them perfect.

Ally @ Fever Thrift said...

Hahaha I had to read this post when I saw the title. I don't think they are so unflattering! The baggy crotch thing is "in" right now, lol. I have a couple really unflattering pieces that I've been holding onto because I love them so much...and a few that I'm holding onto just because they're name brand.

Ashleigh said...

I think they look fine. In all honesty it looks like they are a little big on you! Skinny witch. JK you definitely styled them just right I think. I Love the bright accessories!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

YUMMommy said...

I have more than a pair of unflattering pants in my closet. I keep them because they're comfy and I've grown used to them.

Kenya L Fashion Blog said...

I like them! I don't think they are unflattering at all! Remind me of boyfriend cut jeans! I think it's cute and you've styled it perfectly!

xo, Kenya

www.kenyalfashionblog.com

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I think it's pretty cool that you did an outfit post on your most unflattering pants ever, lol. I see your issues with them, but I do think they look cool with the folded legs.

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