Monday, April 5, 2004
Fashion Forward: Spring Pants
Last spring the mini-skirt was the must-have of the season, but this year, pants are all the rage and length does matter. Shireen Sandoval explains in tonight's Fashion Forward.
(WSVN) -- Gucci made them form fitting and cut at the ankle.
Chanel pairs them up with a classic jacket.
Pants are in for spring -- but this season the look is comfortable and colorful.
"I'm not wearing high waters, it's on purpose?" says Shireen.
"It's on purpose," explains Gabriel Venegas of the GAP.
"Crop is in?"
"Crop is definitely in."
At GAP at Dadeland Mall, I got a leg up on the competition in the store's hottest seller, cropped pants.
"You'll find many type of crop pants here," says Gabriel. "We have the pencil cut pants, we have side zip crop pants, we have classic crop pants."
Wear them for a casual day on the town or try this version with a side zip for a more formal occasion.
Gabriel says, "It's more classic, more dressy, has a little more shine, so you can definitely wear that to work and then transition to evening."
"Besides my t-shirts what else can I put my crop pants with?" asks Shireen.
"Again that depends on the look you're going for," Gabriel says. If you want something dressier, we have some great silk blouses in the front of the store that will go great with that same cropped pant."
At Express, an old classic is back.
Re-designed and re-invented, the new chino looks different then it's preppy predecessor and offers a versatile option to take you from work to weekend.
"It's not about the boxy boy cut anymore, slouchy jeans," says Pam Seidman of Express. "It's really about a very sophisticated looking pair of chinos that can take you anywhere."
Try a pair cut to flatter the body… like these low risers with a slight flare leg… the style is sleek and sexy. And they look just as good with stilettos as they do with flats.
Kate Wingard of "Self" magazine says, "Today we are seeing silhouettes, new fits. If you like the more fitted sleek shape, you can do a lower waist, maybe do a boot cut flare, crop."
But how do you find the chino that's right for you?
If you have narrow hips go with a style which sits low on the waist and hugs you in the right places to give you a feminine look.
If you have curves, you can wear a low-rise chino…but look for wider legs to balance out the hips.
And don't be afraid to try chinos in color.
Pam says, "Color is really in for spring and we are showing our pants in a range of colors from khaki to white…and then all the way through to lemon lime, tangerine.
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