Amidst the early 2000s, there seemed to be a silent declaration that capri pants were officially “uncool.” This was possibly due to the fact that the cut was rather unflattering, and in part, that depending on one’s height, the style would just look like a pair of floods. That being said, the idea of the capri has transformed into cropped denim flares for 2016.
Brands such as Rag & Bone, Current Elliott, and Chloe have all shown variations of this trend. Styles include pants that sit higher on the waist and hemlines that range from a raw selvedge to a streamlined cuff. The pant is being shown paired with a tucked in blouse and platform boots. The height of the shoe balances the proportion of length of the pant; alluding the appearance of a slimmer waist.
While the cropped flare is still a harder look to pull off, and might possibly be just a fad, it is most definitely a more streamlined and flattering look than the capri. Because the thought of Lauren Conrad rocking the style in her Laguna Beach days is still terrifying.
Illustration by Ksenia Rybe.