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Haute Pants

Cuff and crop those trousers for a sophisticated look.
Haute Pants Cuff and crop those trousers for a sophisticated look.

When it comes to wearing pants, the past couple of seasons have seen women borrowing their pairs from the boys, with peg-leg boyfriend jeans adding some edge to casual style.

These days, it seems like the eighties redux and androgynous looks from the runways have convinced the ladies to try something a little more sophisticated than cuffing just their jeans. Digging further into men's closets, women have now deemed cropped trousers as a wardrobe favorite.

Fashionistas would know that YSL brought trousers back into cool a year ago, along with the new pant silhouette that took the fashion scene by storm. This season, the voluminous shape tapers at the ankles, with ladies hiking up their pant legs a little higher. All the better to show off killer shoes, cropped trousers also provide a more polished and grown-up aesthetic, as seen in the Fall '09 shows of Chloé, Donna Karan and Salvatore Ferragamo.

Of course, Manila's fashionistas are never too far behind the trends, as Style Bible has been seeing the cropped pant around the metro. To see how the ladies are working this haute new pair, click on and check out the top pieces that you can try!

—Bernice Bautista, Editorial Assistant


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