Beauty: Ankle grazing pants are back for the season

Ankle grazing pants have come back in full circle and I am very excited. Women's ankle pants are, by definition, ankle-length. They are generally straight legged and usually not loose but tight fitting. Also known as cigarette pants or pencil pants, they sometimes feature a slit or a zipper at the ankle.
L-R:Mrs. Obama in ankle grazing pants; Mrs Obama looking comfortable in ankle grazing pants
L-R:Mrs. Obama in ankle grazing pants; Mrs Obama looking comfortable in ankle grazing pants

Ankle grazing pants have come back in full circle and I am very excited. Women's ankle pants are, by definition, ankle-length.

They are generally straight legged and usually not loose but tight fitting. Also known as cigarette pants or pencil pants, they sometimes feature a slit or a zipper at the ankle.

An ankle pant is not to be confused with a pant leg that is simply too short for the person wearing it.

Ankle pants are cut to be ankle length, and the wearer must ensure the length is correct for her leg for it to pass as an ankle grazing pant.

I started wearing ankle grazing pants when one day I found out that my favourite trousers had become shorter up to the ankle length.

Since I had already tuned myself
that I was wearing them, I just paired it with a white linen dress shirt. Looking at the mirror, I was really amused by how nice ankle length pants look.

I also realized that movement was easier for me when am in ankle length pants than the normal trousers which tend to be a bit flared at the bottom, which can
make someone fall down.  

Since then I have never looked back, in fact I have more ankle length pants than the normal trousers.Women's ankle pants became popular in the 1930s.

Leaving behind the bustles and trains of women's haute couture from the early 1900s, women's clothing trended toward more comfortable daytime wear, including pants in easy-to-maintain fabrics such as cotton and rayon.

The Depression era saw fewer women in glamorous daytime dresses, fewer servants in the home and more women in practical pants doing their own household chores.

Ankle pants were both feminine and conservative. They allowed a flattering silhouette, but did not show too much leg to be inappropriate for the era.

Coco
channel is among the first women to wear ankle length pants during her time.Now ankle length pants have come full circle and celebrities are seen wearing
their ankle length pants in style.

The most famous person who is known for her love of ankle length pants is Mrs Obama. It is in very few pictures that I have seen Mrs Obama wearing full length trousers, but is mostly spotted wearing her beautiful ankle length pants in style, pairing them up beautifully like the fashionista that she is.

Victoria Beckham is also another lady who loves wearing her ankle length trousers, and she knows how to mix and match her ankle length pants like nobody else
does.

Ankle length pants can be paired with button down cotton blouses, linen dress shirt or shear blouses. On a weekend the ankle length pants can be worn
on open flats to give that relaxing mood.

A colourful tote bag can also be paired up to brighten the entire look of ankle length pants. On a more formal day; ankle length pants can be paired up with
a good blouse and a boyfriend jacket.

High heels and big tote bag can complete the ultimate elegant look.Whether the accessories are chunky or minimal, ankle length pants have no rule about accessories.

Do not be left behind for this season’s big trouser trend; the ankle grazing pant – they are a trendy fashion statement to rock this season. 

This sleek trouser has become an instant style addiction get your today! 

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