Accordion Pleats To The Max!

April 19, 2012

Maxi skirts has been popular and back in style for quite awhile now, so I guess it’s no surprise that maxi pants are up next on the back-in-trend list.

Do these pants ever make you think that they are actually ‘maxi skirts in disguise as pants’? Or maybe it’s the other way around?

Well I was nerdy curious enough to look up the history of these pants on Wikipedia and I found some rather interesting wiki-facts. Maxi pants, also known as palazzo trousers, first became popular in the late 1960 as a way for women to circumvent restaurant dress codes. Apparently at that time, some restaurant owners were stuck up enough to refuse to admit women wearing trousers. Wow! Haters to the left!

Well I have no need to circumvent any restaurant dress codes, but I am still glad these pants are back in style.

Outfit Combo: accordion-pleat pant from American Apparel, striped bodysuit from American Apparel, envelope clutch from ASOS.

My favorite part about the pant is how the light reflects against the accordion pleats, which is accentuated even more when you move around. The effect really is hypnotizing — I feel like I’m a walking kaleidoscope!

Now for an extreme accordion pleats close-up! Just look at those pretty shiny pleats…

Special thanks to Zul Photography (a.k.a. my dad) for taking the photos ^_^

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