Typically, I go with a longer leg on most of the pants I wear because this creates the illusion of lengthier limbs, which I desperately need. But I've been wanting something new and thanks to J. Crew, I've recently become obsessed with cropped pants.
(Photo from jcrew.com)
I am especially drawn to the Minnie cropped pant in a stretch twill...(preppy, don't you think?)
But could a person of my abbreviated stature pull off a cropped pair? Well, since I'm not yet convinced, I'm not willing to invest $79.50 on something I'm so dubious of. Time for an experiment! I pulled out an old pair of black Esprit boot cut pants that I hadn't worn in at least 4 years and alterations ensued.
After narrowing the ankle, I shortened it to the same 24" inseam as a J Crew petite and in comparison to the Minnie, it looks as though I could have gone at least an inch or 2 shorter. (Sigh.) BUT, I'm not entirely unhappy with how they look. Dressier than the legging, but not as corporate as a pant, cute with flats and heels, I guess I'm sort of into it.
Thoughts? Should I make the investment? Or is this as bad as a capri?