The IT-It: Paper Bag Pants

August 28, 2018 by Lila Delilah

Pants are the most difficult item of clothing for which to shop. Practically speaking, they are even more difficult than swimsuits. We are all looking for that perfect pant that will show off our, ahem, best ass-et.

This season, paper bag style pants are making a huge rustling in the slacks department. The pants are absolutely not made of brown paper grocery bags. The style is the result of an oversized high-waisted pant that’s belted tightly enough to cause a rippling paper bag–like effect. We especially love this style coming out of the Summer season. It’s a casual look but still dressed up enough for urban life. Look for a pair in a light cotton or linen for warmer September days.

Our favorite paper bag pants are the Natalie from Milly, which are also very affordable at $395 and look great  in just about any environment.   There is also this light denim blue color that’s on sale for under $200. We also like this style for Fall from Proenza Schouler ($990) and here are slacks from Sally LaPointe that are a wool winter white and look heavenly ($950). Here is a pant in red from Smarteez that’s $395.

I like to pair mine with a loose fitting sleeveless blouse or a bodysuit. Rather than use a standard belt, try wrapping a long scarf around your natural waistline to add a bit of your unique style flare. We just warn you to be careful with three-quarter length styles, unless you’re wearing them with heels or are exceedingly tall. Basically, the cropped styles only look good on models.


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