Gwen Stefani’s Shocking Denim Harem Pants: Can You Pull Them Off?

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It looks like the ’80s aren’t done coming back this decade just yet. If you thought Christina Aguilera and her acid-wash jeans obsession was extreme, wait ’til you see Gwen Stefani.

The trendsetting singer, songwriter, and fashion designer was spotted shopping for party supplies with her boys last July 4. Gwen kept 4-year-old Kingston and 2-year-old Zuma cool and comfy in summer boots while she wore hammer pants — in denim.

Here are pictures of them from that day showing Gwen’s really out-there pants:

The '80s fashion resurgence continues, with Gwen Stefani taking it to the next levelThe ’80s fashion resurgence continues, with Gwen Stefani taking it to the next level (Credit: WENN)

Gwen Stefani shopping at Party City in California with kids Kingston and ZumaGwen Stefani shopping at Party City in California with kids Kingston and Zuma on July 4, 2010 (Credit: WENN)

Now, I have nothing against harem pants, and Gwen’s been rockin’ quite a few of them and looking good in them lately. However, I think the whole point of harem pants is to keep your legs cool, and I don’t believe you can achieve that if they’re made of heavy denim.

Also, Gwen’s jeans may be a collaboration between designer extraordinaire Jean Paul Gaultier and iconic denim brand Levi’s, but let’s face it, the cut and the design are unflattering.

They look atrocious even on Gwen Stefani, who is already known for her unique sense of style, and even on this model, whose body is pretty much the ideal type for women everywhere.

Model in Jean Paul Gaultier x Levi's Denim Harem PantsModel in Jean Paul Gaultier x Levi’s Denim Harem Pants

If she can’t make these pants look good, who else can?

Like I said, I have nothing against harem pants. But if I were going to wear them in denim, I’d go for these drop crotch/boyfriend jeans from Current/Elliott instead.

drop crotch/boyfriend jeansFrom L to R: Current/Elliott The Boyfriend Jeans, $206.00; Current/Elliott The Stoweaway Shorts, $298.00; Current/Elliott The Stowe Away Shorts, $298.00

These would be so much easier to style and wear!

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