If you thought the “2 legit to quit” craze was over now that the Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer concert has passed, think again! Much like the musician, hammer pants or Harem pants, are also attempting a comeback in women’s fashion this spring.
The genie pant, as they are also known, was seen all over the recent New York Fashion Week and nearly every runway sported the trend. Big names like Diane Von Furstenberg and Yves Saint Laurent unveiled pretty, feminine versions, while Betsey Johnston and Chloe flaunted the pant in loud prints and bold colors.
To rock this trend, pair it with a fitted tee or camisole and finish it off with a strappy high heel to keep from looking frumpy and sloppy. Oversized bangles and necklaces will quickly turn your look into a high fashion statement.
Not daring enough to wear them? Cuff a baggy pair of your boyfriend’s jeans ala Katie Holmes and sport a more wearable, casual version of the silhouette.
Find Harem pants at Urban Outtfitters, Free People, and even Forever 21. And be on the lookout, men; a version of this trend will also be coming your way.