When you think of summer you may think of shorts and skirts, but this summer there are many hot trends in pants and Capri’s. Before you go shopping for your summer wardrobe be sure to read this guide to the hottest trends for pants and Capri’s for summer of 2009.
Wide Leg Pants- This is a very big trend for this summer. The best part about the wide leg pant trend is that almost everyone can wear this trend. Wide leg pants look great on many different body shapes. If you have bigger hips wide leg pants draw attention away from them. The only girls that should stay away from the wide leg pants is very petite girls. If you are very petite you need to wear a slimed down version of wide leg pants, otherwise they will overpower your figure and make you look even more petite. You can find wide leg pants at many clothing stores this summer including these casual wide leg pants at Ann Taylor Loft.
Harem Pants- This is a huge trend for summer of 2009, but it is a trend you have to be careful with. If you have large hips you cannot wear this trend. You will need to have very skinny hips, and almost a triangle shape to pull this style off. When you think of Harem pants you think of I Dream of Genie, or Jasmine. Harem pants can be a really cute style for the beach, or for clubs. Harem pants are great for summer because they are cool and casual. You will have to look around for retailers that carry harem pants that don’t look like a costume, here is a great pair by Diane Von Furstenberg.
Boyfriend Jeans- This is a great trend for sumer of 2009 because while cute and stylish it is also very casual and comfortable.The boyfriend jeans are large relaxed jeans that are often rolled at the bottom. The key to finding great looking boyfriend jeans is the fit. You do not want to get a boyfriend jean that is to large. If you wear boyfriend jeans that are too large you will look like you are swimming in them, and they will hide your figure. The boyfriend jean is a great trend because anyone can wear them as long as you get the proportions right. Roxy makes a great boyfriend jean.
Leggings- Leggings are a very cute trend for summer 2009. With leggings you have two choices you can either wear traditional long leggings, or short capri style leggings. The great thing about leggings is they come in a wide array of colors. Leggings look great in summer under cute sun dresses, or long empire waist shirts. Leggings are something that almost everybody can wear. If you are bigger and have large hips make sure you wear longer shirts and dresses with your leggings. There are many stores that carry different styles of leggings including Express.
Capri’s- Capri’s are always a cute style and they are perfect for summer. Capri’s will look great on almost every body shape as long as you find a style that hits that hits the right point on your leg. If you get a pair of carpi’s that are too long for your leg you will look short. If the pants are cut too short for your leg, you will look like you are trying to wear Bermuda shorts that are too long. Capri’s are very cute and casual and will look great for summer. You can find Capri’s at almost every store, here is a great example of casual Capri’s.