Drop crotch pants can be polarising. There’s those who bloody love them, those who can’t stand them and then there’s those of you are on the fence. You’d like to try them but you’re just not sure. Am I right?
Well let me tell you, I bloody love them! My personal style is relaxed, I love loose clothing (with some shape) and I like fabric that isn’t restrictive. What I love about drop crotch pants is they kinda stick the middle finger up at fashion telling us what we should wear. I wear them for ‘me’.
I don’t give a toss what others think, I love em, I feel good in em and this is what leads to us looking great in something.
I’ve had many clients who shook their head at me when I handed them a pair of ‘droppies’. “nuh uh” they say.
That’s until I ask them to open their minds, and they take the hanger from me and nervously head into a change room.
Then they reappear, triumphant and grinning from ear to ear because, comfy AND fun! That’s right ladies, droppies are FUN!
Droppies are also hard to find if you’re a little larger than the norm, but recently I was sent a pair that brought a grin to my face. I loved them and I thought you might too. Judging by all the comments wanting me to post a pic I guess you really want to know more about droppies.
I have been watching fashionistas on the internets wearing Bohemian Traders droppies for a few seasons now, watching and wishing I could get in on the action too. Being a curvier gal I do that a bit.
Check it out..curvy girls CAN wear droppies 🙂
Well, my wishes came true when Bohemian Traders recently contacted me to let me know they had extended the sizing range of some of their pieces., yes…extended the sizing!..including the droppies. That’s right ladies, drop crotch pants to fit plus sized ladies. They also kindly offered to send me some pieces, thanks team, I love happy mail 🙂
Happy mail arrived but I had to wait a little longer because the first pair delivered were too big, something that doesn’t happen often. I started with the XXXL, and then sized down to the XXL (pictured). These *navy droppies are fabulous but on the larger side, so my advice is to size ‘down’.
I actually ordered the plum ones (straight away) and sized down again to an XL. I know I like the style and having two size variations suits my personal style, one will be more relaxed and the other a little more fitted. The relaxed ones will be perfect for some upcoming travel over the next few months.
My other tips for droppies are wiggle the waistband down to sit lower on your hips, or ‘under’ your muffin top 🙂
I like to do this because it gives me a flatter front, the ‘drop’ hangs just the way I like it too.
Once you get the waist right then pay some attention to your ankles. I like to cuff mine OR pull the pants up a little so they hug my calves. This flashes some skin at the ankles and breaks up the heaviness,
Droppies are great for all body shapes including a pear shape (I’m an apple), but the hot tip is get your proportions and balance right. Droppies can be loose and relaxed (not always) so you need to be a bit more structured up top, no super floaty tops or if you do make sure you do a half tuck in the front. Just a little tucked and bloused will give you a better silhouette, and hides a muffin top beautifully, go on, try it.
See how I tucked this shirt in, just a little, and popped the collar (in top photo). The stripes of this shirt (from Target, not current) elongate me, and the white just pops with the blue perfectly. Oh, did I tell you they had pockets? Well, they do and I can’t keep my hands out of them. I also added a tan ankle boot, because orange and blue love each other ♥
Have fun teaming your droppies with a white sneaker, loafer or ankle boot, add a heel for a dressier look.
What do you think, do you like these droppies on me? Would you try them? Let me know if you do 🙂
Til next time,
I’m 170cm and a size 18 or Medium in most plus brands.
Find the navy Bohemian Droppies HERE
*item sent to me for editorial consideration in accordance with my disclosure policy.