A few weeks ago the lovely people at Republic sent me a pair of American Apparel Disco Pants. American Apparel is a new addition to the Republic website and to celebrate, they asked three bloggers to take part in a Disco Pant Style Challenge! I’ll have more on that in another post, but for now I thought I’d write a bit about wearing these Grease-esque blogger faves.
When they first started appearing on style blogs, I gave a derisive snort at the thought of ever getting my ass into a pair of Disco Pants. I mean, look at them! Skintight, high-waisted, super shiny… they look like instruments of torture for size 12+ figures. But actually…
Sadly some of my outfit shots corrupted when uploading but you get the idea. I wear these babies all.the.time. I cannot get enough. Firstly, they are insanely comfortable. They’re nice and stretchy without digging in, making them perfect for lounging about the house (which, let’s face it, happens a lot). Secondly, they are surprisingly flattering. You’d think, given they’re made from high-shine nylon with a waistband that sits above the bellybutton and a spray-on fit, that they’d highlight all your lumps and bumps and create an unforgivable camel toe situation – but no! The thick, heavy material acts like a pair of Spanx for your lower half, smoothing out wobbly bits and creating a streamlined look that’s quite slimming.
I found the Disco Pants to be a little on the small side, so I sized up and went for a large. My only slight niggle is they gape a little bit around the waist but that can be forgiven, especially after a big meal.
I’ve worn them with everything from cropped jumpers to long shirts to tucked in tees, but this is one of my favourite looks. The oversized denim shirt is also by American Apparel – it’s a size small from their men’s range which makes it that little bit longer. Underneath is a pale blue scallop hem vest from Topshop, which is slightly cropped and tucked in at the front. Then I just slip on flats and some jewellery and I’m done. I’ll be wearing something very similar for my 8.5 hour flight to Chicago TOMORROW!
Would you wear American Apparel Disco Pants? How would you style them?