We report the trends, and trends are important, but the real game-changers in fashion only happen once a decade or so. These are less about micro-trends such as key colours, hot shoes, or must-have embellishment and much more about proportions.
For the past 10 years or so the key proportion has been all about the narrow bottom half (freely translated as skinny jeans or skinny cropped trousers) and the oversize, sometimes layered top half. That proportion is all about to change, with the bottom half getting wider and the top half getting narrower.
Don’t panic if you have just got your eye in on skinny trousers and layering. Both are set to be around for several more seasons and probably forever as a Modern Classic look.
We are just giving you due warning that a game-change is afoot and it involves inverting the proportions. But, it will take a few seasons for us all to get our eye in on the look, and a few false starts while we work out how to put these new proportions together.
Here are our favourite wide-leg crop trousers sometimes titled culottes (but don’t let that put you off) and what to wear them with…
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