6 Ways To Wear: Disco Pants!

Thursday, 24 May 2012

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Okay, I can't lie- when the 'disco pant' trend first came about (after it's initial birth in the 80's) I was a little worried. The terms 'skin tight, spandex, and figure hugging' (when applied in trouser form) are ones I usually stay far far away from. So, when Republic contacted me asking me to style up a pair of disco pants, I had a tiny panic- what do you wear with them?! After a long hard think it dawned on me. Do they really have to be hard to wear? When thought of like a shiny black skinny jean it was simple. So, above, I have comprised a mini 'ways to wear' guide, and although there are many an 'awkward lean' shown, hopefully it can give you some ideas as to ways to wear them (or even sway you if you're in two minds!) here goes...

(From top left)

Look 1:(Top: Eagles of Death Metal merch, Shoes: Converse)
My first look comes to you inspired by my favourite babe, Drew Barrymore. Think cropped band tee (Eagles of death metal tee shown!) statement (preferably cheesy) sunnies, Converse trainers, messy beachy hair and a red lip.

Look 2: (Dress (used as top): American Apparel, Jacket:Whistles, Shoes: Topshop)
Taken from one of my favourite fictional musical characters, Sandy from Grease. Perhaps not an every day outfit, (but certainly pretty sassy) a tucked in body, chunky biker jacket, with a ladylike peep toe, makes for a figure flattering and (dare i say it) 'edgy' look (if you're in Rydell High anyway...)

Look 3:(Top: French Connection)
My ultimate go-to outfit. A simple Breton striped tee. No fuss. No mess (?). Just good clean stripes. Boom.

Look 4:(Top: Zara, Necklace: New Look, Shoes: Topshop)
I tried something a little more ladylike with this outfit. Contrasting a loose pastel blouse (with matching New Look gem collar) with my new glitter heels made for a slightly more girlie take on the trend.

Look 5:(Top: Topshop, Shoes: Topshop)
The plain white tee ( or shirt) seemed like an obvious option for this look, but nonetheless works pretty well. Need I say more?

Look 6:(Shirt: Next, Shoes: Converse)
My final look is teamed with a fitted denim shirt (could also look good with an oversized denim jacket) and converse, making for a slightly more grungy look.


How would you wear yours? Have you dipped your toes into the disco pant trend?

x

48 comments:

  1. You look amazing in them, I really don't think I have the figure to pull them off though :(

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  2. I love every single one of these looks, you look gorgeous! I think my favourites are 4 and 6 but they're all so pretty! xx

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  3. I love the 'sandy from grease' look, maybe not in this heat though! You look lovely in all the pictures :) x

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  4. love, love, love ALL of these looks! my favourites are with the striped tee and the denim shirt :) x

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  5. I love all the different ways you've styled them. It's making me want to get my pair out and play around a bit more. I like the sixth outfit especially.

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  6. Loooovvvveeee that's all

    Xx

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  7. disco pants seem so intimidating but a few of my friends have got them and they are actually super flattering and after seeing these ideas i'm tempted save up maybe...

    love the first outfit :)

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  8. love how you've styled them!:)xo

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  9. all of these outfits are fab, you've making me want a pair of these even more!

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    x

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  10. I love the disco pants!! And your look gorgeous in them!! Love the way you styled them too :)

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  11. I love this - what a gorgeous spread!
    kw, ladiesinnavy

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  12. you wear them so beautifully.. i'm swayed as to whether to buy a pair or not, but this post is definitely swaying me towards yes! xx

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  13. I love all these outfits! The one with the striped top is my favourite x

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  14. amazing post!!
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  15. wow these look amazing but I really don't think I could pull them off :-(

    Becky

    Beckys Makeup

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  16. it's unbelievable... but I really like every single one from these outfits, you are such a goog (PERFECT!) stylist;)=)

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  17. These outfits are great! The thought of disco pants has always scared me before, but at the moment I can't seem to get them out of my mind! xxx

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  18. love disco pants, they are just so easy to wear and dress up or down. My fave would be your last look, with the cons & denim shirt, casual and chic with a playful hint. xxx

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  19. you look lovely! really like the denim shirt :)

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  20. I love disco pants but I didn't think I would know how to style them, so I ended up buying the American Apparel Riding Pants instead but they could be worn in the same way you've shown, so this has been really helpful thanks! xx

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  21. I love disco pants and all the ways you've styled them, you look so cool

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  22. You've styled them amazingly! I would love a pair but I don't know if I could pull them off/even afford them!! But it's my birthday soon... (fingers crossed!)
    xo

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  23. You've styled them so well! I love Look 3, maybe I should try disco pants!
    X Jane

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  24. Love them all! I think the first is my favourite, you look so good in them :) xx

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  25. This is so helpful as I really want a pair but have no idea what I'd style them with!xx

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  26. this is ex-trimly cool :)

    xo

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  27. Love all of the looks, I must admit I've always felt a little 'intimidated' by disco pants and thought they'd be difficult to wear. I think I was also a little concerned about bearing my crotch to the world, little strange haha.
    The first and the third looks are my favourites though, can't beat a good striped tshirt or band merch! xx

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  28. Amazing post! love all the looks
    xx

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  29. i need some of these in my life

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  30. You look totally amazing in disco pants, I wish I could pull these looks off :( The fourth one is definitely my favourite one!

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  31. love how you've styled them, especially the bottom right!xxx

    Beth

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  32. I bought a pair of disco pants a couple of months ago as I was invited to an 80s themed party. I thought it would be a total disaster but they are actually the most flattering trousers I own I think! They seem to turn everyone into a megababe. I wear mine with a cropped tee and a denim jacket generally, or with my Equipment shirts.

    x

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  33. I think your last look os my favourtie!
    Whilst I do love the disco pant (on others might I add - I definetly don't have the confidence - or the bank balance - to wear/own a pair myself...) I can't shake the association with Olivia Newton John in the end scenes of Grease...!

    Rosie x

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  34. Love the last look! Might try this with mine :) xo

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  35. LOVE Look 1, and the Sandy vibe from Look 2,

    Rosie x

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  36. Olivia they really suit you! I'd be worried about styling them too (anything that vaguely resembles lycra would terrify me) but I love the way you've dressed them up and down. Especially the Sandy outfit, tell me about it, stud ;) ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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  37. may have to try some of these!

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  38. love this post! been tempted to buy some disco pants for ages but didnt think i would get enough wear out of them for the price, this has helped me make my decision!
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  39. They look absolutely beautiful on you! The second outfit definitely is my favourite!

    xoxo, Laura

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  40. You really pull them off! I could not wear these lol. I think as they are too much like a legging and i have a real hatred for leggings (sorry!) But you are proof tht it can be done, and done well :) xxx

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  41. I'm glad I'm not the only one making the 'Bad Sandy' connection with these trousers. If I owned some, I would spend my entire life strutting around saying, "Tell me about it, Stud," and singing You're The One That I Want.

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  42. Obviously you had to do the Sandy with those pants. Love them! I also love how your write, you really crack up my shit! I guess I'll be following you now

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  43. Difficult one... you make them look so effortless and I like that they're high-waist, but as a chubby girl I am pretty sure my legs and bum would never get into a pair of these, least of all make me feel comfy enough to wear them out unless they were really like leggings I guess... but constricting leggings? *rambles...* xo

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  44. You've encouraged me to want these so much more!
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    S xx

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  45. Nice leggings!

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  46. I really like that edgy look and that disco pants is fantastic!

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  47. I don't own disco pants but i've always wanted them and to this day I still do but I have really bad love handle when I tried them on OMG I looked like sponge bob square pants aka an iphone .

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