Wednesday, April 29, 2015

WEARING | THE DROP CROTCH PANT AND A WORD ON 'FLATTERING'





By Emily Beetleshack

" it's made me realise that 'flattering' really isn't in my fashion vocabulary". But you'd never be able to sell from the below picture of my behind, right? ehum.


I'm getting a bit repetitive, aren't I? Obviously these Bohemian Traders pants are much adored - I wear them all the time. I've got 2 pairs in Khaki, truth be told. The washing cycle takes a pretty long time round here and 2 week turn around pushes the friendship just a little too far.

I've had a few enquiries about how the Drop Crotch looks from behind. Here is my bum. You're welcome.

Moving on.

I've spent the last few weeks preparing for the Bohemian Traders SS16 collection which has prompted me to think about what types of garments we're designing and it's made me realise that 'flattering' really isn't on high rotation in fashion vocabulary. I always consider the cut and fall of a garment - cut is ALWAYS important but I think clothes should be easy wearing before they are 'slimming'.

I'm not sure why, flattering is just not something I often consider when dressing myself. Since becoming a mum and carrying 3 kids and 15 extra kilos everywhere I go, I seldom think about how big or small i look.

I just need easy, comfortable and practical clothing. My main concerns are

1. Does this cling to my fat?
2. Can I load 3 kids in and out of the car without disgracing myself?
3. Will you see the stains from my lunch once I spill it down my shirt
4. Do I feel good in this?



WEARING
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I'd love to know what you're main concerns are when shopping for new clothing. Are you interested in whether your bum looks big in your jeans?

28 comments:

  1. Love your photos. You look fabulous. My main concern when purchasing new clothing on line iw whether it will look as good on me as it does on others and if I will like the fit. V x

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    1. Oh that's always a tricky one isn't it! THose models are always so gorgeous!

      Em

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  2. I love your priorities when it comes to dressing, but I gotta be honest and say I usually do care if my bum looks big...but comfort remains me number one :-) xx

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    1. dude, don't even think out your bum! You can't even see it!

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  3. Hi Emily,
    I love everything about this outfit and the mindset that goes with it! I also think comfort and practicality first, but flattering and style longevity run a close second. Thats why I love your style- its the classic with a twist vibe!

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    1. yes style longevity is such an important factor. It's those pieces we can pull out year after year that are truly worth it!! Although… can't say I still FIT into anything classic that I've purchased pre pregnancy! HA!!

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  4. Your toosh looks ace - am now convinced I need these if I ever have a healthy looking bank account again. You're a beaut! I consider: Is it machine washable (there's no place for it in my life if it isn't), can I hoof around with the kids in it , and is it comfy. I kind of remember flattering - I no longer have a full-length mirror so I'm just going to pretend everything I wear is flattering and go with that. xx

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    1. oh the bank account- it's killer, isn't it!!

      Go you with no full length mirror!!! Seriously, you shouldn't shave your legs either!! IMAGINE HOW GOOD THAT WOULD BE!

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  5. Those pants look bloody awesome from behind. It could be the pants, but it's probably just you! Kellie xx

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  6. Honestly, you've become my style icon in every way possible..no hesitation in saying that. As a mum in her early thirties but VERY fortunate to look younger than my years, it's hard to want to dress for my age without people thinking I have an identity crisis. What you wear in no way ages you (I hope you don't think that's where I'm going with this haha)..it just seems what you're showcasing is where I can find that elusive middle ground. And I adore your hair colour!!

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    1. ahahah THAT IS SO GOOD (and slightly hilarious!)… but you do know I'm ONLY 32!!!! Geeez ;)

      The middle ground is good and so hard to find hey!!

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  7. Agree, agree! Although I don't need extra kilos added by clothes I am more concerned with comfort and what I like on me not what others like. I am inspired by your style & flair for creating comfy, funky unique clothes.

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    1. mmm I don't need the extra kilos either, it's a good point but to look slimmer just takes so much work!!

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  8. You look great, Emily. I wish you'd go up in sizing. My only concern is if it comes in my size.

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    1. Hey there! thanks so much for your feed back! Bohemian Traders runs most styles in an 18. We offer relaxed fits and swing cuts- most fitting up to a 22 easily - drop crotch pants included!

      What size are you hoping for?

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  9. My main concerns when shopping for clothes you already seem to address perfectly! Shown by my extreme amount of purchases from your shop. But will give you my checklist of purchasing requirements:
    1. Can I wear it pregnant and post pregnancy
    2. Can I breastfeed in it
    3. At kindy drop off will a flash an inappropriate body part whilst bending down, getting up, sitting on the floor, trying to stop toddler destroying the room, make sure baby doesn't scream too much because she is tired and make sure my eldest feels safe and loved

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    1. LOVE YOUR LIST!!! We are the same person!!

      So cracking up at the end of your last point!!! Not sure the clothes can do this… but then again… maybe they can ;) ahha

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  10. 4. Feel like I'm still wearing my jammies but still look like a super stylish mum who has her shit together but really I haven't washed my hair for 10days and it is starting to smell.

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    1. 4 words- dry shampoo lint brush

      you will never have to wash again. Clothes or your physical person.

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  11. Looking super gorgeous!!
    HOT HOT...HOT.....

    love Jad

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  12. I consider whether it will look good without styling ... There's not always time to do hair/fancy makeup / necklaces etc and there's no place for scarves round here.

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    1. I'm so with you on everything except the scarf! I can overstate the value of a scarf for hiding kid boogers, lunch drips and anything else that may find it's way on to your shirt!

      xx

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  13. It is so funny that on my off-duty days I dress in jeans and vintage mens shirts, sneakers and never do my hair or make-up, so COMFORT is the key, I probably could put in more effort, but I really don't care.

    On the on/off duty days, I will add a little more time, pair my ankle boots with a shirt dress, but mostly I just shift the focus to having hair/ makeup done. I do like to make sure I can still see my shape a little, or at least I pick my legs or arms as the focus for the day. An oversized blazer and shirt is fine with a skinnier leg, or wider pant if you can unbutton the shirt and tuck some part of it in etc.

    The going out times is where I put in the most effort, but rarely want to look like I have made any effort, so it's a balance of a fancy wardrobe item with an everyday thing and usually a basic heel. Good accessories get my quality staple looks over the line!

    Always excited to see what you have in store for the next season! xx Jenelle

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  14. It is so funny that on my off-duty days I dress in jeans and vintage mens shirts, sneakers and never do my hair or make-up, so COMFORT is the key, I probably could put in more effort, but I really don't care.

    On the on/off duty days, I will add a little more time, pair my ankle boots with a shirt dress, but mostly I just shift the focus to having hair/ makeup done. I do like to make sure I can still see my shape a little, or at least I pick my legs or arms as the focus for the day. An oversized blazer and shirt is fine with a skinnier leg, or wider pant if you can unbutton the shirt and tuck some part of it in etc.

    The going out times is where I put in the most effort, but rarely want to look like I have made any effort, so it's a balance of a fancy wardrobe item with an everyday thing and usually a basic heel. Good accessories get my quality staple looks over the line!

    Always excited to see what you have in store for the next season! xx Jenelle

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  15. It is so funny that on my off-duty days I dress in jeans and vintage mens shirts, sneakers and never do my hair or make-up, so COMFORT is the key, I probably could put in more effort, but I really don't care.

    On the on/off duty days, I will add a little more time, pair my ankle boots with a shirt dress, but mostly I just shift the focus to having hair/ makeup done. I do like to make sure I can still see my shape a little, or at least I pick my legs or arms as the focus for the day. An oversized blazer and shirt is fine with a skinnier leg, or wider pant if you can unbutton the shirt and tuck some part of it in etc.

    The going out times is where I put in the most effort, but rarely want to look like I have made any effort, so it's a balance of a fancy wardrobe item with an everyday thing and usually a basic heel. Good accessories get my quality staple looks over the line!

    Always excited to see what you have in store for the next season! xx Jenelle

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em