Consider it official. The ultra, ultra skinny squeeze is utterly, utterly over. Pants are no longer second skin. They are more relaxed, sometimes voluminous and gasp- one may actually consume dinner (and we do not mean spinach, hold the dressing) in them. Higher waisted, less fitted and a snap to pull off, designers from Theory to Helmut Lang to Chanel are embracing a slouchier, more nonchalant silhouette. Crafted from textiles with perfect drape (jersey, silks) or straight and narrow as opposed to airtight, the new shape is a welcome sartorial shift. Fall’s simple sweaters, stark collars, trenches and blazers are a stellar match.
Shop the new shape at BC. Online and in-store.