Oh yes, it is the controversial harem pants. Or "pirate pants" as some may say. I am not going to lie, it took me a while to even start to give them a second glance; they are just not the most flattering type of clothing you can wear. But then after seeing a few pictures of different ways to style them, I not only came to terms with harem pants, but decided to be brave and give them a try. The one thing I can say for these pants is, they are ridiculously comfortable. I still admit they are not as flattering as a good pair of jeans, but they do come in handy on days that you need a break from tradition. The key to keeping harem pants from looking like saggy sweatpants is to be sure and define your waist and dress them up a little, either with fancy shoes or accessories. I would also recommend starting with a slimmer fit if you are skeptical, as they are not quite as intimidating. I think harem pants will always remain one of those debatable articles of clothing, like shoulder pads or neon mesh crop tops, simply due to the fact that the flattering factor is in question. Maybe if harem pants were mixed with jeans to create "jerems," in the same way "jeggings" were designed from combining jeans with leggings, the issue of fit and flattery would be solved. Or quite possibly instead of resolving the issue, it just might end up creating the next big fashion controversy. Either way, I will still wear my comfortable, little gray pirate pants with pride until the day they die.