Hello my name is Bev, I’m 53 and ADORE drop crotch pants.
And guess what? I don’t even bat an eyelid if I receive a negative comment when I’m wearing them.
Nope. It just doesn’t bother me.
Why? Because I feel good in them. They offer an edgy look that I love, plus they are super comfortable!
Although, I do still get shocked at how cutting some women can be to each other over clothing choices – my attitude is simply: If an outfit isn’t your cup of tea, scroll on by. Don’t go out of your way to be unkind by leaving a derogatory comment.
Or indeed, please don’t join the pack – the pack instinct is tantamount to bullying. That’s not saying you have to be false by pretending to like every single item of clothing someone posts, on the contrary; just choose your words with kindness in mind.
I never bothered to mention this when it happened to me (except to a few close friends and family) but I experienced the ‘pack instinct’ a few months ago on social media (not over drop crotch pants I might add ;)) – it was however a truly awful and totally unexpected incident. Someone wrote and shared a post about me (in a really underhand way, to cause a reaction – it felt very calculated). I’m guessing the person did it to make a splash with the ‘right’ people. One thing is for sure, I would never write a post about another person without their consent, unless of course, I shared one of THEIR posts to simply endorse their awesomeness.
The whole debacle left me with a very sour taste in my mouth. I considered giving up this blog, and my social channels. I was honestly gobsmacked. I experienced the full gauntlet of emotions. The positive thing that came out of this horrendous experience for me though, was realising how lucky I am (yes, sometimes we forget). I’m loved and supported by wonderful kind people.
Beckie’s reaction was the best though, it was one of pure protection, she was furious – it melted my heart… I’ve also vowed to be more careful with who I surround myself with from now on, only good people are welcome in my world.
Anyway, semi RANT over, back to it…
Dark Wash Drop Crotch Jean* (wearing 30″) $149.00 Bohemian Traders | White shirt Oldie from Country Road | Booties Oldies from Mimco (you could still try DFO) | Hat from the men’s dept at Kmart | Chanel neckerchief from the arc
For some strange reason, the words Drop Crotch Pants are often the topic of many a conversation starter.
Drop Crotch seem to be surrounded either by sheer love or complete hate.
For the record, this post is not trying to convert anyone who loathes the look of DC pants; on the contrary, it’s for the ladies that are either happily ensconced in camp ‘DC love’ or indeed still sitting on the boundary fence. My aim is to hopefully help answer any questions you might have regarding shape, size and fit of the new release drop crotch pants from the Bohemian Traders Premium Denim Collection.
Collaborating with brands means I get to share with you treasures that have just been released and are currently floating my style boat.
The upside of seeing new release pieces on me (and my far from perfect pear-shaped bod – yep Christmas is still very much clinging to my tummy, butt and thighs AND its refusing to budge!) is the comparison feature.
Gone are my modelling days (yes, in my late teens I was signed with a modelling agency in England) instead these days, my curves hopefully offer you an alternative view.
Firstly and most importantly, drop crotch pants don’t come with an AGE label!!!!
Anyone can wear them – you just have to wear them with confidence.
Please don’t let age be the factor that holds you back.
DC pants come in many forms, I prefer my ‘drop’ not to be down by my knees – that is just too extreme; even for me.
But a softer ‘drop’ works a treat by offering an edgy alternative to skinny/BF jeans.
As you all already know I’m a true #fangirl of the Bohemian Traders brand – so my excitement was at fever pitch when it came to test driving the new droppies – as you know, I have lived in my others.
If you already own the original DC from BT – the look and feel of these is completely different.
The fit on the waist is just like wearing jeans, they have a zip and button fastening – the drawstring waist is exclusive to the canvas droppies only.
The new 9oz denim is rigid with no stretch. It feels heavier in weight – just like jeans used to feel before stretch was added.
In my original drop crotch pants from BT I wear a Small – I carry most of my weight below the waist, so where possible I prefer a slimmer profile over my butt. The drawstring and the 3% stretch on the original droppies makes this possible – I can however assure you, there is no way I would normally fit my butt and thighs in a size ‘small’.
For the denim drop crotch I tried the size 32″ first (as this is the size I take in my BT skinnies). They were too big on my waist (I could actually take them off without undoing the button and zip fastening – such a great feeling ;)) so I exchanged for a 30″ which is what I’m wearing in all the images.
Mid rise through the waist.
My butt is of the sticky outie variety which means they fit snuggly over my waist and bottom, similar to how I look in my boyfriend jeans.
I have chunky calves, which means without the added stretch, they are a little tight over the calf for me, especially when I first put them on although they did relax after about an hour. I’m guessing they will sit perfectly for most people though.
Slightly longer than the original droppies.
Dark Wash Drop Crotch Jean* (wearing 30″) $149.00 Bohemian Traders | Cami oldie from Bohemian Traders | Linen Jacket Witchery (you might still find on the sale rail) Ankle boots Mimco (last year).
I’ve receive lots of emails from ladies asking for inspiration and ideas when it comes to drop crotch pants. So instead of wearing all new pieces, I’ve shopped my wardrobe and put together three different looks that could take you from day to-night.
Heels (shoes or ankle boots) are the confidence key to me pulling off my drop crotch pants.
Elongation is exactly what I need to balance out the junk-in-my-trunk.
I’ll finish on a giggle…
On Sunday morning when I was shooting these images, I decided to throw a last-minute A/W spin on the look…let’s just say it backfired, I regretted the decision in 0.5 nanoseconds! Full sunshine and 30 degree heat (all before I was rushing to work) did not make for a happy experience – I may have sweat profusely (which I loathe) and moaned A LOT. The camera also decided to throw a wobble – so Jonny had to run back to the house to change cameras…THERE WAS NO SHADE!
So it’s over to you my friends…fill me in on your drop crotch thoughts?
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