I thought for a long time before taking on my topic of discussion i.e. “tobacco pants”. This sleek style is also known by the names of radish pants, tapered pants and straight pants. I ended up wearing the most loved pipe trousers because it is suitable for all body types.
What is cigarette pants ?
Though cigarette trousers or cigarette pants are known as narrow pants but it is not skinny. Tobacco pants are between the straight pants and the boot-type trousers. It is an adorable trouser design that perfectly fits your buttocks. Straight trousers can make your legs look slim and long.
The History of Cigarette pants
Cigarette pants got popular in 1950s. Before that era, wearing trousers was just like a taboo for women, especially on television—until Mary Tyler Moore appeared in “Dick Van Dyke Show” dressed up in high smoke pants. That was the very moment when women began to follow this trend and gradually it was accepted by all (Mary Tyler Moore, was young and beautiful but she had no friends). Well, we still remember her as a great actress of that era…
In that period (1950’s), we witnessed the rise of two types of trousers i.e. cigarette pants and capri pants. But the trousers trends that got more popularity among masses were high waist, one side or back zipper, flat abdomen area, 3 inches wide belt, hips plump and thin fabric just over the length of the ankle. Top class celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Sandra Dee loved wearing smoke pants. Though Marylin Monroe was not very much into wearing trousers but cigarette pants are an exception.
In the beginning, trousers were usually black. It was after sometime that we witnessed the addition of bright colors and patterns. Audrey Hepburn in the “Tiffany’s Breakfast” with a guitar, wearing a pair of cigarette pants leaning against the window of a “Moon River” left a great impact on all of us. Didn’t she? Speaking so much about history of trousers, how about discussing the latest pants trends?
How to Style Black Cigarette Pants ?
Look at Anna Dello Russo, you will hardly see her wearing same piece twice, but the smoking trousers are an exception. Saint Laurent 2013’s spring-summer trousers were worn by her twice. Of course, this trouser makes her look super slim with better body ratio.
Not just masses, even super stars love to wear cigarette pants. Why? Besides being chic, it is more practical, easy to wear, elegant and without any style restrictions. It seems good for casual as well as business point of view.
Compared to black pencil pants, cigarette style is a little more mature, and even easy to wear—especially in professional sense. There is the difference of cut. Unlike pencil pants, cigarette pants are not body hugging and it can be a nice cover to your legs. Contrary to that, pencil pants will show off each curve of your bottom clearly.
If you want to ask how to style this pair of pants, it is really difficult to answer Oh … because the black cigarette pants can be styled with almost everything. It can be worn with a variety of tops, from T-shirts, shirts to sweaters … and for footwear you can go with any item like flat shoes, high heels and canvas shoes. In whatever style you wear it, it looks great, maybe that is the reason why it trends in all seasons.
Look at Miranda Kerr, you will know how stylishly cigarette pants can be dolled up. We have spotted her countless times, flaunting a great street style in fashionably stitched cigarette pants. Now the question is, which material is best for it?
What Material to Choose ?
Natural materials such as cotton, hemp, and silk are easily wrinkled. Even I bought a H&M 100% Viscose, it too proved to be a breathable fabric. So, Mo&co’s glossy polyester fiber is better while chiffon is the comfiest fabric for summer. In short, you don’t need to look for any natural material for pants. Look for the ones that do not get wrinkled and promise comfort.
Girls with hourglass and pear-shaped body fear pulling off cigarette trousers. As such sleek fashion trends require us to be slim and smart, maybe that is the reason why the girls with heavy bottoms avoid wearing such slim-fit pieces. Incorporating high-waisted pipe pants + The bloated blouse can give a curvy look to a pear-shaped girl. Following the same style can highlight the femininity of girls with hourglass body.
Finally, have a look at the girl in a country background. Doesn’t she look perfect in that green cigarette trousers? She is wearing it just the way I like. And yes, she reminds me of 50’s fashion. What say?