by Rebecca Brindza
As warmer weather rolls in, it’s impossible not to crave a loose, easy-breezy, slouchy style. However, one trend that has yet to become a must-have in both past and upcoming runways is Israel’s Parachute-Pants.
Souk-slacks, Harem-Pants or Bollywood-Britches, the nicknames for the low slung, loosely fit, draped crotch ensemble posing as the yoga pant of the Middle East are endless. But honestly ladies, something’s gotta give and it surely won’t be the inseam spanning from the waist down to the crotch.
Yes, these bottoms have a relaxed, throw-it-on feel, yet the just-woke-up look can be established in ways that don’t involve sacrificing good style or your curves. As women it is our innate responsibility to embrace our natural shape through dress that plays up our curves and assets. It’s in our nature to accomplish flattery through Grecian draping, elongating prints, or my favorite super slimmer- black.
However, the real trick to effortless style stems from how an individual piece is cut to hang on the body. Parachute-Pants, excuse my French, do not have a ‘cut’- at all. They are nothing short of a curtain or ‘shmata’ for the family jewels, which no doubt should be covered from the common eye but not punished or banned from existence by ill-fitting drapes. There is no crime in craving a pant with some room to move, nonetheless there are alternate options to hiding the hips and upper thighs beneath bottoms reminiscent of an M.C. Hammer music video or Aladdin genie.