And Dim Sum More: Big Pants

And Dim Sum More: Big Pants


I never expected one trip to China to completely change up my wardrobe, but after spending two weeks roaming the streets of China and seeing Chinese fashion trends everywhere I went, I became a changed person. Prior to the trip, I always stuck with skinny jeans.  However, wherever I went in China, I saw women sashaying down the sidewalk in their flowy, flexible culottes. I was inspired. While traversing through a busy night market in Taipei, I came across a pair of striped culottes and bought them on a whim for $6. I didn’t expect to love the fit as much as I did, but the way the fabric felt, so light and comfortable, made me purchase two more pairs for $5 each in Xian. Since coming back, I have acquired even more pairs of big pants. I have noticed that American retailers have started selling more and more styles of wide leg pants, and I see more and more of my peers sporting the look. My friends and I have even devoted the 17th day of each month as Big Pants Day.

No more restrictive skinny jeans!

Left: Friends and I in our big pants on Big Pants Day. Right: A mother wearing culottes with her son in tow in Jiu Fen in Taiwan.

7 year old fashion style icon, Coco (@coco_pinkprincess on Instagram), flaunts her Dickies culottes.

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