Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Trends And Why I Hate Them: You Can't Touch This

Today, on the lovely playground on Chamisso Platz of all places, I saw a woman wearing them: Harem (a.k.a M.C. Hammer) pants. This apparently stylish woman was pushing her child on a swing with pants like this covering her modest behind:
Yes, it's true: This is a trend and this woman (so sorry to say I didn't have my camera or she would be SO dissed right now!) was not the first person I've seen wearing them. The good news: These pants remind me a lot of my two and a half year old daughter. The bad news: That is, when she has a gigantic LOAD in her diaper!!! People, people, people, what are you thinking?? Do you just want to have a "What the hell was I wearing back then?" snapshot for the family album? And don't give me that "But they are so comfortable" excuse. So are paper bags, but as far as I've heard, no one is wearing them...

Granted, these pants are apparently striving for equality: whether fat or thin, curvy or androgynus, they are simply unflattering on everyone.

















As for the end of the world, forget about those four hors
es and the whore of Babylon or whatever else it is they wrote in Revelations. If this 80s revival goes so far that BIG HAIR actually comes back into fashion, then the world, as we know it, will surely have come to an end....

7 comments:

Angela said...

Oh...please no. They are awful! I am already so tired of all the 80s stuff too!

Schaufensterbabe said...

Yeah, let's just pray that people soon come to their senses!

ExcUsE mY frEnch said...

sorry schaufensterbabe, but this time i have to disagree ! i love those pants.. i actually have a pair : black in super soft cotton. i like to wear them to do yoga or with a super chic top (perfect to go dancing). i like the comfort they offer and their oriental look.
i'm with you about the big hair though... :))

Schaufensterbabe said...

As long as we agree on the hair than everything is a-ok. ;) I also can see how they would be great for yoga.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Haha, I'm so with you! These are awful. I actually just wrote a post about horrible trends - you mightl ike it :)

Crissy said...

Just arrived in Berlin from NYC (where yes, the trend seems to be alive and kicking). Saw a pair of these walking down Kopernickerstrasse and had to do a double take to believe my eyes. Why???!!! LOVE the Simplicity pattern image!! ^_^

Schaufensterbabe said...

Why indeed! People are going to be pretty embarassed about this somewhere down the road....

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