|Céline photo: style.com|
Back in more glamorous times, when you could find me running the fashion desk on a glossy women's magazine, boot-cut pants were le dernier cri. Oh yes they were. Magic figure-flattering properties (the impression of longer legs and ability to balance out hips) made this style a firm favourite amongst both magazine staff and readers alike. Unable to afford a pair of Tom Ford Gucci velvet disco pants, I improvised with some fine black needlecords and a slinky Agnés b shirt. I was quite partial to the Gap's boot-cut stretch jeans too. Anyhow. After a decade of muffin tops and skinny jeans, it really does feel like it's time to move on. The kickier (is that even a proper word?) leg shape appeared on the spring catwalk at Céline, and also at McQueen resort - though I think these are more of a bell-bottom myself, but Sarah Mower says boot-cut, and she knows best:
|Alexander McQueen resort collection: style.com|
As I still have all my old boot-cut pants stuffed in the back of the wardrobe, including a pair of Marc Jacobs seldom-worn khakis, there's really no need to splurge. If, like me, you still can't stretch to high-end designer prices say hello to Boden's slim boot-cut trousers. They look good with slingbacks, and the good news is, I've got some of those too.
Will you be Bringing Boot-Cut Back?