Capri’s. Crop pants. Clam diggers. Known by different names, but are one in the same.
Capri pants were first introduced by Sonja de Lenart in 1948. The pant name is from the Isle of Capri, where they first came to popularity, in the late 50′s and early 60′s. Mary Tyler Moore made them famous and also caused some controversy when she wore tight fitting pants on the Dick van Dyke show.
Capri pants were actually out of favor for several years and came back into style full swing in the late 90′s. Women now have them as a staple part of their wardrobes.
I don’t know about you, but I love capri’s. I think they can be flattering to the plus size silhouette. Depending upon how short or tall you are, the length of your capris are the varying factor.
Rule of thumb: The shorter you are, the longer you will want your capri length so that you can elongate your silhouette. Take a look at these Global Carpi’s from Neon Buddha.
If you have wider calves and want to minimize them, consider capris such as these Flight Capri’s from Diane Kennedy. that are more loose fitting on your leg. It is still flattering and you can put a longer tunic with them for a cute look.
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