Hammer Time is back as baggy 80s style Harem trousers get ready to make a return to fashion in time for summer. It was scary enough the first time round but Female First help ease the pain of Hammer Pants take 2.
This thigh enhancing trend is known for being hard to wear so read carefully if you want to make sure you get it right.
The key is to think more sexy Arabian dancer than cheesy 80s popstar. Harem trousers have been the uniform of the belly dancer long before MC Hammer brought us his crazy legs and there's no denying they wear them much better.
Heels are essential when it comes to the harem look- if you've got volume on the thighs you need to make your ankle look as slim and feminie as possible.
There are varying degress of hammer-ness available when it comes to the bagginess of harem pants so pick a pair that suit you shape best.
If you've got skinny legs you can get away with more volume but if your legs are a bit more chunky it's best to go with a smaller ballooning effect and a more structured shape.
Wearing a lot of volume on the bottom half means you need to keep it simple on the top. If you have a short body it's best to stick to the same colour pants and top to avoid dividing you body and making it look shorter.
Taller women are most suited to this look and cropped harem pants with killer heels is great for showing off fabulous long legs.