Have you fallen in love with the new trend of harem pants? Who hasn’t, right? Well here’s something awesome: the latest trend in harem pants is new, but harem pants have been around for a long time.
What would it be like to sit outside of the world and watch trends and changes in fashion and world history? The fact is, the world is becoming more and more united and is a gigantic melting pot of diversity in fashion, culture, and the creative arts. Harem pants are a great example of that.
Once used to conceal a woman’s curves, harem pants have come to be worn as a form of expression that goes completely against the grain of women hiding behind clothing.
Harem pants originated almost 2,000 years ago in Persia and are believed to have come from a dress-like tunic called a Dhoti. Dhotis were worn in the Eastern world as a traditional men’s garment. It consisted of a rectangular piece of unstitched cloth that measured about 15 feet long. The dhoti wrapped around a man’s waist and legs, knotting at the waist to resemble a long skirt.
Harem Pants came into Western culture in the 1800s via a women’s rights activist named Amelia Bloomer. Yes, we can thank her for the word “bloomers.” Ms. Bloomer wore harem pants and used them as a feminist uniform. With their comfortable higher hemlines, they represented liberation and freedom.
Although harem pants were controversial at the time, their popularity can’t be denied. Still today, women wear these pants for freedom from constraint (tight pants be gone!) and comfort.
Harem pants began to reappear in the 1960s, and we’re happy that they’re back in vogue today! Whatever your reason for wearing harem pants, you can know that when you wear them, you’re wearing a style that is not only comfortable and stylish but also rich in history.
At Sunrise Elephant, our harem pants are loose and comfortable, offering you total freedom of movement. They’re great for wearing at home and also transition beautifully to nightlife and running errands. Whatever you do, harem pants will get you there in comfort and style.
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