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It was a few months ago when I saw these adorable cigarette pants, and it was love at first sight. I had to have them! I’ve been dreaming of cigarette pants for over a year, so it’s high time I finally bought a pair.
I found these pants, the Hell Bunny 1950s Style Navy Tartan Blue Livingstone Cigarette Capris on my favorite vintage wholesale website, Unique Vintage. Unique Vintage is especially fantastic for all of us US pinup girls who adore English brands like Hell Bunny, The Pretty Dress, etc but don’t feel like dishing out crazy sums of money on the shipping costs.
Anyway, when these pants arrived I was so worried that they might not fit me. Thankfully, my worries were in vain, because though they were a little tight, they still fit. Be sure to measure your hips correctly and size down if needed. These pants don’t have any stretch, so please keep that in mind. It’s okay though, because these pants look absolutely fantastic on.
When I first tried them on, I felt like a sassy, stylish Marilyn Monroe from the 1950s. Marilyn was the queen of rocking curve emphasizing capri pants of all kinds, and I have always felt inspired by that aspect of her style. Needless to say, I was very happy with the fit of these pants. I think women of all body types could wear them well!
It’s always important for me to find out how a vintage style piece washes. I’m too lazy to go to the dry cleaners most of the time, so the fact that these pants are machine washable is wonderful.
The Business Casual Look
I know that a lot of vintage wearing ladies often struggle to find business casual, toned down pinup outfits that are more appropriate for their industry. I think that a simple outfit of cigarette pants, a turtleneck, and heels or ballet flats is the perfect way to go. While I don’t have a job that requires professional dress every day, I can definitely appreciate a more modest option if I want one.
On the other hand, I also love wearing these pants with a black halter top for a playful, sexy look. High heels are a must for me with this outfit. When I find a great pair of pants like these, I must wear them with heels for a fun, flirty pinup look. While heels are my favorite for this outfit, you might prefer some kind of flat for a more comfortable, casual look.
My belt is from Pinup Girl Clothing, and it is the belt that comes with the black Doris skirt. I love how the belt pulls my outfit together, and draws attention to my waist, the smallest part of my body. I recommend wearing any thick, black high waist belt with these pants for a very slimming effect.
If you’ve been looking for the perfect pair of cigarette capri pants for a while, these are it. I love the color, style, and the fit so so much! I know there are plenty of other ways to style these pants, but these are my favorite way to wear them so far. I’d love to try something like adding in a pastel top or more colorful shoes for a Spring appropriate look. If you buy these pants, please show me how you style them! I’d love to see. 🙂