Last season the fashion world simply could not get enough of floral print pants. But as the pretty petals of spring wilt away to make way for autumn leaves, a new pant trend emerges: the tuxedo stripe pant. The trend’s popularity spiked sharply once spotted on the oh-so-gorgeous Miranda Kerr, and now the pants are cropping up in all sorts of brands and price ranges.When done right, tuxedo striped pants are chic, slimming, and glamorous (all the things you want in a pant, am I right?) but there are a few things to keep in mind when earning your stripes:
1. Pair with heels. Even just the word “tuxedo” evokes a masculine vibe, so to combat the manly quality pair these pants with classic stilettos — the most feminine of accessories. As an added plus, the heels extend the vertical line on the pant, creating an elongating effect.
3. Fit is key. The pants should be fitted without being constricting. Too loose and you’ll look like you got these pants from an actual man’s tuxedo. Too tight and the stripe begins to warp and wiggle — bottom line: too tight is never attractive.
5. Don’t: white on black. The only hesitation I have about the tuxedo pant trend is that sometimes they tend to resemble elastic workout pants. White stripes on black pants heighten this illusion, so I’d avoid this combo.
Personally, I think I’ll have to ease my way into this trend with an understated pair of tuxedo stripes — maybe something neutral or with tonal striping.
But if you’re ready to pull out the big guns, here’s a few pairs that are strictly for the daring:
What do you think? Will you be wearing this trend come fall?