Fashion

Shop the Look: Skirts Over Pants

Fashion

Shop the Look: Skirts Over Pants

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3.1 PHILLIP LIM caped trouser, $505. Buy it now.
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ASTRID ANDERSEN organza shorts over joggers, $730. Buy it now.
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GIVENCHY cady skirted pants, . Buy it now.
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ASHISH hand-sequined wide leg trousers, $2129. Buy it now.
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PEACHOO + KREJBERG front flap cropped trouser, $645. Buy it now.
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GARETH PUGH wide leg short, $499. Buy it now.
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COMME DES GARÇONS mid-length kilt, $949. Buy it now.
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AVHASH BY ANNE VALÉRIE HASH 'Cassie' draped tuxedo trouser, $443. Buy it now.
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KTZ pleated shorts, $250. Buy it now.
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THAMANYAH razor pants, £844.00. Buy it now.
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KAI-AAKMANN loose cropped trouser, $199. Buy it now.
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LOKITHO sheer wide leg pant $345. Buy it now.
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KTZ pin striped skirt trouser, $472. Buy it now.
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TOGA woven pants, £391. Buy it now.
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MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA skirt pant, $995. Buy it now.
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KTZ apron detail trouser, $302. Buy it now.
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An early oughts edition of Jane, or maybe it was Nylon—whatever, some sad mag I was reading a decade-plus ago (okay, fiiiine, it was likely Teen Vogue)—anyway, this girly glossy had a feature story on Pants Vs. Skirts. This was a big story. Tell us: are you a pant girl or a skirt girl? Do you like the masculine ease of a crotch of fabric or do you prefer to feel the air between your thigh gap? Pros for pants: run, walk, skip, jump, skate, cartwheel. Pros for skirts: you can more easily fuck in a bathroom stall. Telling ya, Teen Vogue was radical in ’01.

In the years embracing the millennium, I was wearing pants so wide they could have passed for a skirt were it not for the woosh sound that issued with each stride. So when I read this feature debate I was like why you gotta be so dichotomous, magazine copy writers trying to sell me things, I can have it any way I want. Skirts Over Pants. Peplum skirted pants. Pants with rises so dropped they look like skirts. Skirts that trompe l’oeil like trousers. The mixology is limitless. And trending right now.