Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Trends 2013: spring crops

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This spring the skirts are getting longer and longer while the trousers seem to be doing exactly the opposite. The exposed ankle was seen on many runways this season making cropped trousers the Trend hero of Spring/Summer 2013.

They may be desirable and a must-have, but the crops should definitely come with a caution on the label because some can be unforgiving, emphasising on what we’d rather hide and making 98% of us look shorter.

The good news is that we are no longer limited to cigarette style trousers a la Parisienne (the look I personally adore the most), but any shape imaginable, so it’s easy to find the perfect pair.

Go for higher waisted versions in order to lengthen the legs, wide and boy’ish to create a straight line and visually change the silhouette, or boot-cut without side pockets – to balance the wider hips. Be careful with tapered trousers and remember to wear heels, the fashion’s simplest trick to longer-looking pins.

Here I will be sticking with my trusted long-term friends – Patrizia Pepe wide straight black and white Gingham pair that may be a hundred years old, but is just lovely (and very much loved) and recently bought Whistles tailored black cigarettes for colder days.

What about you?

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Alberta Ferretti. Cacharel, Phillip Lim, Philosophy Spring/Summer 2013

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Chanel, Diane von Furstenberg, Rachel Zoe, Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2013

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Paola Frani, Daks, Etro, Fendi Spring/Summer 2013

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Tracey Reese, 1A Classe Alviero Martini, Tibi, Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2013

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Vanessa Bruno, Carven, Saint Laurent, Chloe Spring/Summer 2013

 

Photo source: Vogue US May 2011, elle.com

47 comments:

  1. I absolutely love how cropped ankle grazing trousers look, but I agree with you, worn wrong and it can make us shorter girls appear even shorter, thanks for the great tips on how to wear it, excited to buy a few pairs! Thanks for your visit dear, hope your week is going well!

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  2. I am petite, and have always found trouser styles difficult to wear, particularly cropped ones, as, if they are in fact cropped when I put them only {and they often aren't!} they tend to hit me in the most unflattering place. I will say, however, that I have found one magic pair of cropped cigarette pants that are exactly the right length - the Pixie pant from J. Crew. They are a staple of mine and I'm hoping, at some point this year, to get a white pair to go with the black ones I have. {That is, as long as J. Crew has the same idea I do and makes them in white ;)}
    xox,
    Cee

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  3. Woow....That's true,dear Little Rus;-)))*

    All these collection a bit similar with a crop model of trousers,but I like Alberta Feretti so much!

    Thanks for this link to Patrizia Pepe...

    Warmly,
    ***Violetta***

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  4. Those metallic blue from AF look amazing. I have a passion for the printed trousers from H&M lately and I think a black and white Aztec print trouser will be soon in my wardrobe. And I totally agree, only heels, without heels, the look is not at all chic, au contraire! Kisses

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  5. Hi Natalia! Love this trend, I also got some cropped pants, though I am always in difficult to pair the shoes! I also love most the cigarette style trousers and I think will keep to wear them!:) Kisses dear! xo

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  6. Amazing collection !! Agree with you on trousers :)

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  7. Very nice inspiration and Natalia is and always would be amazing. Have a great day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  8. I always like to see the new 'trends'. I rarely go along with it though. For the cropped pants, I don't like it that much. I prefer slightly rolled up pants!

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  9. Мне нравятся такие короткие брючки и мне они идут. А вот юбки длинные так и не полюбила особо.

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  10. Great looks, I agree we have to be careful in choosing this style of pants, they can look so unflattering sometimes.
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  11. Cropped trousers only look good when you are very tall. If you are a petite girl, they will only make you look smaller!

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  12. I'm seeing pants in lots of various colors! It's so refreshing. Reds, pinks, greens etc. I will definitely be buying into this trend. Great post Natalia!
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  13. this is a trend I love. Those pink ones are great!

    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  14. I agree with Cee! Since I'm petite (4'10") it's really hard to find trousers that hit above the ankle perfectly. Most "cropped" styles on taller people are just regular pants or even still long on me. I wish I could find a cute pair!
    ~Sara

    Sincerely, Sara

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  15. love all these looks!!!! I want them!!! :) xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  16. I agree with Cee! Since I'm petite (4'10") it's really hard to find trousers that hit above the ankle perfectly. Most "cropped" styles on taller people are just regular pants or even still long on me. I wish I could find a cute pair!
    ~Sara

    Sincerely, Sara

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  17. Gorgeous pictures! I love cropped pants, they are absolutely gorgeous.

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.com

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  18. I generally stay away from cropped pants cause they just don't seem lengthening to me but I think the right fit and cut can make a difference and I plan on shopping for a pair soon.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  19. I do not so crop shirts with the bare midriff just to 90s to me and not in a good way, a little too low brow. However a cropped sweater over a long man tailored shirt or blouse is uber chic!

    Ali of

    www.dressingken.com

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  20. Hmm, it's not a style I fancy, I admit. It's not the style that suits em the best, although it can be just a matter of cut and tailoring: some really work for me too. Heels are an absolute must.
    PS: I don't normally turn to Maison Martin Margiela either, but there were some looks in this collection that I loved. The collection was really good in fact. :)

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  22. I haven't been a massive fan of trousers in the past, but I think these can look so chic! Great trend update!

    A little bit Unique

    x


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  23. Great post! i love crops! xo thank for stopping by our blog we now follow you xo

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  24. I'm not sure I'll try out the crop top thing but I do love all of these colors! We need spring!

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  25. We look forward spring!!! Love the new trends!!!
    Thanks for the comment!! What about following each other?
    Kisses
    Francy&Stef
    Chic With The Least
    Also on Facebook and on Bloglovin’

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  26. Uh I always love posts like this one! Love teh Etro and 1A classe looks ;)
    Thanks for your comment!
    I'm following you now :) hope you follow back!

    xx MODEOGAMY

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  27. I like this type of pants!!

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  28. I just adore cropped pants... or petal pushers :) They just scream spring!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  29. I like this style but I still prefer dresses and skirts ;)

    LUXESSED

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  30. I like this trend with the short pants very much - because this trousers fits me with my shortness ... and I don´t have go to the tailor for each pant :)

    xx
    Rena
    http://dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de/

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  31. I agree with you! I'm in love with cropped trousers, they are so classy, but I look shorter and larger in them ehehe! Thanks for this lovely post,interesting topic!

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  32. I love the way cropped pants look, especially with heels. It's so chic!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  33. love all these trends, want spring soon
    I LOVE SHOPPING

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  34. I like the exposed ankle! But I'm short, I need to be careful

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  35. I'm kind of loving the crop tops and ankle length trousers! I'm excited to shop this season :)

    <3 Josephine
    www.champagnestar.com

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  36. As colecção são lindíssimas :D
    Eu ainda não tenho nenhumas calças a cima do tornozelo, mas vou ter que comprar *.*

    Bixuuuuuuss
    ********

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  37. wow very very nice my dear!
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  38. I love flower prints! ;D

    Kisses,

    Benedetta

    www.daddysneatness.blogspot.com

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  39. trousers must be replenished in my closet

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  40. Hmm, I think crop lengths are tough to pull off...you definitely need the legs for them in my opinion.

    Trendy Teal

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  41. I really love them, I have just bought a black pair from Celine! And - unfortunately - I am in love with the leather ones from Fendi.....

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  42. I prefer the cigarette style trousers a la Parisienne cut too. This is a great selection of everything available though. Xxxx

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  43. I love the cropped trousers, even if they are not an easy style to wear...having said that, they are great if you want to put the spotlight on a great pair of shoes! Caterina

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