I just received these slouchy trousers, or “Peg Pants” from ASOS. I was inspired to try this retro look by Angie at You Look Fab. She’s fond of these trousers and I found myself warming to the nostalgic silhouette.
|ASOS Peg Pants, $30.
Even the description at the ASOS site sounds like 1989: “The details include: a high-rise waist with pull-on styling, pleats to the front, pockets to the hips and a tapered leg with a stitched roll cuff (emphasis mine).” Whoa, my favorite pants of 25 years ago!
I was prepared to laugh myself silly in the mirror, but I actually like them. They’ll be a great jeans-substitute and can be worn to “dressy casual” as well as purely casual activities. They feel like pajamas and the pockets are fun. My only complaint is the butt is a little loose, like track pants, so I’ll probably cover that feature.
Here are a few possibilities I put together on Polyvore:
I think I’ll need to accent my waist, because the pants are voluminous around the hips. I don’t want to be completely shapeless. If I don’t wear a belt, I can define my waist with a fitted denim jacket or other blazer.
These trousers work best with a shoe with some heel, or, if flats, a masculine oxford (love these!). I’ll keep the jewelry simple and modern – no enormous disc earring from the 80’s!
What say you? Would you ever wear this style (or wear it again)? Too 80’s for your fashion vibe?
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