By: Megan Kristel
|Capri Cropped Paints
Why Capris Never Fit Well
Capris are a notoriously challenging style to get through the approval process because their design is inherently imperfect. Technically speaking most capris are made with a leg opening that becomes too narrow as it moves down the leg, so they bunch at the knee and hug the calves.
The narrowness of the leg doesn’t allow for the material to fall correctly, so what happens is the back of the pants “collapse.” “Collapse” is the technical term used to explain there is often too much fabric and folds between your back pockets and the back of your knee.
The back of a capri should sit away from the body, off your bottom, but because their design is flawed, it was hard to pass a pair without them looking like a big mess in the back. (You can see in the photo above how the back of the pant is collapsing onto the back of the leg.)
Why Capris Are Not Flattering
From a proportional standpoint, they do the body no favors. In all of our style related posts I try to teach readers how to create the most flattering, proportional look, regardless of your personal style, body type, budget, etc.
The capri makes this impossible [a flattering, proportional look] because of where it cuts at the leg, usually, right through the top to middle of the calf, making legs look stumpy and cutting the line of the body at its most awkward point.
If you are trying to dress well, it’s important to make choices strategically. Every piece of clothing you wear should either support, enhance or improve the overall outfit. The capri doesn’t do that because the fit is usually off and the proportion is incorrect.
Do continue the article to review her alternative suggestion and how you can make Capris almost work. Continue Here - There is lots I left out...
My Note: I could not agree more. Of all the feminine items I have in my wardrobe, there is not one pair of Crop/Capri pants, with one exception. While shopping in Talbots a few weeks back, one pair of pants was on sale and I was tempered to try it on. Talbots Chatham Ankle Pants. First the price was right 2/3 off regular price, second I know side zip fits me well and did I mention the price was right.
My feminine pants are always either petite, or designated short. Ok 5'4" qualifies me as certifiably petite. The reason I tried these crop pants: these were designates as women's misses and fell at the top of the shoes line. Even with heels they were the perfect length.
The popular slim-leg ankle pant you know and love, now in new trend-right colors. Crafted from our comfortable stretch fabric with a classic side-zip, this ultra-flattering silhouette moves with you for ease, and holds its shape for an extra polish. Timeless and versatile, it's the wear-with-anything staple you've been searching for.
Anyone else remember when men wore Capris/Crop pants and they were called Pedal Pushers?
|1956 Man in Pedal Pushers: Laguna Beach