Harem pants, aka Gypsey Pants, Pooped-in-your-pants Pants, Genie Pants, and multiple other negative terms.
I was never a fan of such pants. They were popular back home for like 10 minutes, but quickly disappeared from the streets, likely due to the many snide comments and general public opinion.
In Spain though, they're huge (no pun intended.) According to the locals, they've been popular for quite awhile, and don't show any sign of leaving. I've not even been here for two weeks yet, and I already fell to peer pressure and bought a pair.
Sigh. A pair of slightly harem khaki capris (that feel like the lightest most perfect pajama pants ever) somehow made their way to the sale rack and then into my closet. I wore them for the first time today with a plain black top and some gold jewelry, and even if I hadn't gotten a billion compliments, I still might never take them off...
Until I get back home that is. Even though I'm loving the pants now, I know that in the US the pants just aren't as accepted. Which brings me to the point of this post.
Would you wear something in a particular place but not in another? Or, have you ever been suddenly attracted to certain clothing you thought you hated once you saw it on so many people?