Harem Pants, popularly also known as Harem Trousers are long, loose pants which are taper at the bottom at the ankle. They are available in various fabrics such as cotton, lycra, rayon, silk, chiffon etc. These pants have a long history and originated in the Arabian Peninsula and were a popular choice for belly dancing since they provide ample scope for movement and yet look graceful.
The 1980’s revolutionized the trend of Harem Pants by making the pants look more stylish and fashionable and at the same time also keep the use of the fabric to a minimum. These pants were popularized by M.C.Hammer and hence were also known as ‘Hammer Pants’. There are similar other patterns which are designed on the lines of Hammer Pants and which are known by different names like aladin pants, Turkish trousers and so on.
Harem Pants have evolved over the years making it a ‘must have’ in every girl’s wardrobe as they are fun, trendy and Bohemian since they do not conform to a set norm and can be worn on any given occasion. These are extremely light and easy on maintenance, making it all the more appealing to today’s working girls. Slight heels will add more charm to the entire look. Girls with a slimmer frame should opt for scoop neckline and a silky tank top. You can complete the whole look by wearing a chunky neckpiece.
Some of the popular patterns of Harem pants are:
These are the typical harem pants worn by belly dancers while performing. These are not only attractive but also comfortable. These are accessorized with loop earrings and an attractive top showing off the midriff of the dancer.
Cotton harem pants are also a popular trend and since the fabric is cotton, comfort is guaranteed. These harem pants are fitting at the waist and ankle but loose in the middle. Paired with a printed kurta, kolhapuri chappals and a tote will complete the look.
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Printed cotton white harem pants are a perfect idea to wear in summer and spring. These are not only comfortable but also look chic and stylish. Team it with a contrast top and wear them at beach holidays.
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These are cotton harem pants with Jaipuri designs. These are extremely attractive and trendy. Team such pants with a plain tank top or even any plain top and the whole look will stand out. Accessorize the look by wearing chunky earrings and oxidized or golden bangles depending upon the color of the pants.
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These are the typical ‘bohemian’ harem pants for girls who love experimenting with their looks. These harem pants should be teamed with a stylish tank top that will accentuate your midriff. You can also accessorize the look by wearing a sling bag or a bandana especially on a sunny afternoon.
These are also known as Super Hammer Pants. These pants, as evident from their look are extremely comfortable and can not only be worn at a get-together at home or also while working out or for yoga.
These metallic shaded black harem pants can easily be worn on any occasion if styled properly. Such pants should be worn with a trendy tank top and a jacket, should be accessorized by a metallic neckpiece or earrings. Carrying a big clutch bag and a pair of stilettos will definitely make you stand out in the crowd.
These are perfect to beat the heat and to add more colors to your wardrobe. Since these harems look like normal pants, they can easily be worn on a short top – printed or plain and accessorized with a shrug and a pair of wedges to get the perfect look.
Lets have a look at few more images of harem pants and how they can be styled
Harem Pants are also available on various shopping portals such as flip kart and so on.