Trousers and shorts History of clothing Western fashion History of fashion. I have always worn a pair of my black capris to work with a heel or wedge and never had a problem. In the s, André Courrèges introduced long trousers for women as a fashion item, leading to the era of the pantsuit and designer jeans and the gradual erosion of social prohibitions against girls and women wearing trousers in schools, the workplace and in fine restaurants.
So why are they so on trend right now?
But if you are tall, you can get away with many types of shoes. Thanks for the article. Capri pants were much in evidence yesterday in London where the sun finally decided to shine. I was thinking of altering my black Joseph work suit to make the trousers as we English say capri length. I am not short and very slim. But now I am hesitating. Capris are very much on trend and will continue to be so for the coming season as well. I suppose I take it to the other extreme because I wear all my pants floor length or dragging.
My flare yoga pants, flare jeans and all my business slacks and pant suits all drag the floor at least a little. If I want to wear something cooler than long pants, I wear shorts or a short skirt. My dress code for work has a strict policy against cropped pants.
I can understand your view on capris. Still I think they can be fun on occasion. You are right that my long pants can be longer. I suppose some people pull off the look, just not me. In casual environments they are appropriate I agree. I think close to the ground for long pants is great but I just prefer mine to be a little longer than that as a personal preference. The skirt length rule is over the top I agree but I signed on for it when I took the job. I can understand companies expecting their employees to be dressed well though, especially in this modern day of people wearing rediculously casual clothing to the office.
I have been looking for 2 days for ideas on how to wear some ivory capris I recently purchased. I used all kinds of key words and some brought me to your article. I am visual so I need photos. Well my search is over. Thanks for letting me know that this information has been helpful to you Diahann! Hope you enjoy the other articles at 40PlusStyle as well! Sylvia, you look amazing in everything. Thanks for the tips. I now see I need to lose about 10 pounds.
Thank you for your lovely feedback. I hope that I can continue to inspire you with my articles and of course I always love receiving your comments! Just found this site and I love it. What shoes do you suggest for wearing them in winter I have aubergine and rust pairs , do I need to wait for spring to wear them again?
Thanks Evelyn, Capris can be great with boots. I like them with tight high boots worn over them of course you will lose the capri effect then , or short ankle boots with a bit of a heel. It was bought years ago in a little shop in Bali. I just found your blog and I Love, Love, Love it!!! I am an over 40 with very small kids, and have found finding the right age-appropriate, as well as, lifestyle fit very challenging.
Life was alot easier regarding clothing , when I worked! Your blog is amazing and very helpful! At 5ft 6in I am not particularly short, but I suppose us ladies always wish we were a little bit taller! I am thrilled to be able to throw some capris in the mix, because that style does seem to suit my stay-at-home-mom, lifestyle. Lovely to read your positive feedback. Enjoy wearing your capris and I look forward to connecting with you further on the site.
Hi Sylvia, I love your website and this article was great! I agree, I have seen alot of bad capris out there. Can I get away with capris? If so, what tips mentioned would apply to me? Thanks for the help, Tracy. Yes, it sounds like you are. I would apply all 4 tips high shoes not always necessary , but just have a good look in the mirror. These guidelines are not set in stone and everyone is different. Have a good look at the silhouette you are creating. If it pleases you then you are on the right track!
Living in Florida, capris are a year-long staple for me. I especially like pairing capris with a waist-slimming top that make my short body look longer, taller and more shapely. Thanks for the tips! I was actually trying to figure out what kind of socks to wear with capris and lightweight tennis shoes when I found your blog. There will be a lot of walking, so wearing heels is out of the question. Thanks for sharing your advice and the pictures it helps to have the visual cues.
If you like wearing them and they make you feel happy you can still wear them Sirena! I want a pair!! Just try a few variations in front of the mirror and see what works! I love these tips! Now I know how to wear these! I have just bought a pair of capri pants, but sorry am not inspired by your outfits. You are drowning in a huge top in most of them. At the very beginning of the article you say to wear a short top with CaprIs which I would agree with then you go on to model very unflattering looks, the tunic top is particularly hideous.
I am going to ear mine with a crisp white fitted shirt or a neat jumper or cardigan. I do agree that close fitted tops with short cardigans are under represented on this page and would look great with capris.
Feel free to send me your pictures so I can add them to the roundup! Living in Florida, clam diggers or capris are how to dress for hot weather when shorts are too casual.
Many women use them to camaflouge aging legs. Now I know what to avoid, though: The key is slim cut. I had suspected this, but you confirmed it.
I have always worn a pair of my black capris to work with a heel or wedge and never had a problem. The other day I wore them they are mid-calf and I have skinny ankles at my new job, which is still business casual like the others, with a belt, cute black and white wedges and a nice white knitted top and my boss had a closed door meeting to me about it.
I was completely taken aback and never have I been talked to about my outfit in 20 years! She almost told me to not attend an informal meeting because of it too. Just make sure your boss agrees. I agree with you Nancy. It depends on the quality of the capris of course and the way you combined them with your other clothes, but like you I feel they would look chicer in many cases than a short skirt certainly when that skirt is worn with high heeled boots.
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