Harem pants, or as some of you might know them, droopy crotch pants, are this season’s most surprising and inventive trend. Lately, these edgy bloomers, which are baggy at the top and tapered at the bottom, have been appearing everywhere and in a variety of fabrics and hues. Taking the plunge and purchasing your first pair can be difficult and avoiding looking too much like MC Hammer is essential. Having doubts? Take a look at our comprehensive guide, compiled to help you navigate through this unchartered fashion territory.
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