Do you wear Capris pants? When you want to wear a cute warm-weather outfit that isn’t quite as casual as shorts or as hot as long pants, Capris are a good choice.
Capris Versus Crop Pants
What exactly are Capris? And how are they different from crop pants?
While crop pants hit right above the ankle, Capris are typically more casual and fall about halfway between the knees and ankles. They are shorter than ankle pants and can be trickier to wear.
According to the blog, The Well Dressed Life, “The Capri pant is the most unflattering, frumpy-dumpy, ugliest piece of clothing designed for women in modern history.”
Cyndi Spivey states in her blog, that “Capri jeans/pants were created as an alternative for shorts, but they do not flatter most women.”
Both of these bloggers share the opinion that crop length pants are the better choice.
Like anything else, I believe it comes down to personal choice. Although I probably do have frumpy-dumpy legs, I like to wear Capri pants. What makes the difference is in how you style them.
In this post, I’m sharing some styling tips and three versions that I believe work for me. What do you think?
Tips for Wearing Capris Pants
Here are a couple of tips you might consider when styling a pair of Capris:
- Look for slim and skimming fits.
- Pair them with wedge sandals to add height and lengthen the legs. For most of us, sneakers would not be our best look.
- Avoid the hem hitting at the widest part of your calf.
The Capris Pants
The Capris I’m styling here are from Chicos. They are a lightweight denim pull-on style pant with no pockets for a smooth fit. I have a pair of these Capris in an indigo wash as well, and also white ankle jeggings. My love affair with this style started with a pair of Destructed Ankle Jeggings, with a very small amount of destruction! They are so cute! Can you tell I REALLY like them? They are so comfy to wear as they fit a bit more loosely than skinny jeans.
Off-Shoulder Tee and Capri Pants
This off-shoulder style was a HUGE trend a couple of years ago and died out just a bit. But I’m glad to see this style come back. As always, what goes around, comes around–especially in the world of fashion!
This is a very affordable off-shoulder top from Amazon. I also got one in white. They are a nice cotton tee-shirt material.
Capris Tropical Style (via My Closet)
Tropical style! You know if you’ve been following me for a while that I love a tropical print anything. This is an older shell from Old Navy that I wear a great deal with any white bottoms or with denim.
You could add a woven belt to give the look some definition, a technique that helps to give your Capri outfit a slim and skimming fit. (Tip #1 above.) Since the top is shaped at the waist, I left it loose and flowy. (And with the ridiculous wind we are having, it was REALLY flowy!)
It may be old-fashioned, but I still think it’s a classic look to match your shoes to any color in your top. These older emerald slides are just too pretty not to wear with this top!
Capri Outfit With A Blouse
I know you won’t be surprised to see that I chose this cute tie-front top in a yellow print! Lol! Can’t resist yellow, my friends! I love the fit of these Express tops. In addition to the yellow, you can get the same tie-front top in black-and-white tropical print and a gorgeous solid-color cream or orange blouse.
The fit is so flattering with the front tie and enough length around the waist and back to cover the rear. You know how some tie-front tops are a bit too short and tend to ride up? This version takes care of that.
I have my eye on this sleeveless tie-front blouse in an earth tone animal print version!! Love.
To sum it up, I just want to remind you that there really are no rules in fashion that fit everyone. I continue to say, wear what you like and more importantly, what makes you feel good. You just need to pay attention to your body shape and find the styles that suit you best. Like Capris! Have I sold you yet?