Would You Wear It? Ruffle Hem Pants

Would You Wear It? Ruffle Hem Pants

Happy Saturday ladies. I was missing in action for dressing room diaries yesterday, with good reason. My husband and I spent the last few days sitting on the beach in Carmel with some dear friends and I needed the break. Last weeks DRD brought up some interesting comments that I have been mulling over for a week and I will share my thoughts soon.

Today is would you wear it. Each Saturday Pam from Over 50 Feeling 40 and I share a mannequin we have spotted and ask if you would wear what she’s wearing.


I’m most curious about the pants. These ruffle hem pants are all over Instagram and Pinterest.
So tell me, ladies, would you wear these and why or why not?

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Now let’s pop over to see Pam’s mannequin here.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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  1. Sondra
    August 18, 2018 / 4:04 am

    No, I would not wear them, mainly because I’m too old to wear that sort of thing. Seems very ‘faddish’ to me but even if they stuck around for a year or two I STILL wouldn’t wear them. Let the younger girls wear them whom they’d probably look really cute on.

  2. August 18, 2018 / 4:06 am

    I agree with Sondra that it is too fadish for where I am right now…I just don’t see me wearing anything like that. Doesn’t fit my style adjective messaging. Thanks Jennifer!

  3. Gail Schwartz
    August 18, 2018 / 4:17 am

    Not good for short Grandma! I have to choose pants carefully

  4. Janet
    August 18, 2018 / 4:22 am

    After slamming mannequins last week I have to admit I might wear the pants. They are cute. Mind you that is if they looked good on me and I could get enough wear out of them. So, maybe.

  5. Linda
    August 18, 2018 / 4:31 am

    I would not wear these pants. I think they look like the pants that little girls wear. I would wear the sweater, though.

    • Cyndi
      August 18, 2018 / 6:01 am

      LOL – that was my thought also “Matilda Jane” for adults

  6. Susan
    August 18, 2018 / 4:34 am

    I might wear them if they weren’t too pricey. But then you’d need the right shoes too— ruffles and frayed edge might be too much for me!
    I’ll vote no on this particular one…

  7. Kerry
    August 18, 2018 / 4:59 am

    I wouldn’t wear them. I think if you are taller and slim through the hips (which I am not) you could wear this look. I don’t like the top and jacket selections with them at all!! A cute back and white polka dot top would look much better with those pants.

  8. Deede
    August 18, 2018 / 5:09 am

    I love these pants but not with the floral tee…I would keep the top minimalistic…a plain white tee, a white shirt tied at the waist…For shoes, I would select plain black sneaks…Good selection…

  9. Heather
    August 18, 2018 / 5:11 am

    I have long legs so could handle the ruffles. The 70s feminine vibe I remember from my 20s might just tempt me to wear pants with ruffles ???? … in the summer and super casually.

  10. Susan
    August 18, 2018 / 5:11 am

    Those pants could be accessorized to be classy and sophisticated but maybe that’s not the point .?

  11. Barbara
    August 18, 2018 / 5:48 am

    No. No reason to wear something like this. I am too short and not my overall style objective. Liked the top halh much better though. I could see them on young, slim, fashion forward types for spring and summer or high fashion use.

  12. Donna
    August 18, 2018 / 5:50 am

    I love the pants and would wear them. I like the ruffle, makes them more interesting. I woul wear them with the tshirt but not the sweater. Too much going on.

  13. Linda
    August 18, 2018 / 5:58 am

    I wouldn’t wear them because they are too short!

  14. Cyndi
    August 18, 2018 / 6:00 am

    No, the whole outfit is too ‘busy’ for my taste and that style pants wouldn’t be flattering (to me).

  15. Sophia Montgomery
    August 18, 2018 / 6:00 am

    Adorable with a sandal of any heel height!

  16. Sur
    August 18, 2018 / 6:08 am

    Yes I would wear these, Actually have a pair of linen ones with 2 layers of fringe. They are fun.

  17. Lee Dorner
    August 18, 2018 / 6:14 am

    Calypso anyone?

  18. Allison
    August 18, 2018 / 6:26 am

    Oh my they scream ‘crazy lady’ to me! You know that eccentric type of woman who feels that life is a rhumba? She would style it with a wide belt and very low cut Tee shirt and high heeled sandals and wouldn’t give a darn what anybody thought as she danced away with rum and cola in one hand and a cigarette in the other! Yes I have just described many dear women of a certain age who I know ( or have known) that would wear these with gusto, not me though. I don’t have the chutzpah!
    About that top half, it looks like a mannequin styled in a Goodwill store. I see no connection between shirt and cardigan in either pattern or color . But it might be another’s cup o’rum and cola:)

    • marlene
      August 18, 2018 / 11:13 am

      Allison, love your description’s of “Crazy Lady”….just wish I had some of her DNA (cause she’s having more fun than I am…((: )!

  19. Anon
    August 18, 2018 / 6:33 am

    Thesr look fun and suitable for a triangle shape with some height. That’s me, and yes! I wouldn’t spend too much, or I would look at how the hem could be changed when the trend passes.i even tried on a cold shoulder dress recently, because it was a perfect candidate for sleeve excision in the future

  20. Diane
    August 18, 2018 / 6:39 am

    I’ve been pretty blunt to these mannequins over the last several weeks so why stop now? Horrible outfit. Just horrible. And I wouldn’t wear it for that reason. However, I have seen some teenagers wear the ruffled pants and they look so cute on them. They must fit very tight and then flare out at the hem.

  21. Cheryll
    August 18, 2018 / 6:44 am

    No. I am not a ruffle person.

  22. Marcia
    August 18, 2018 / 6:45 am

    I COULDN’T wear these because at only 5′ tall I still have to shorten most of the petite pants that I buy. Even if I were a little taller, though, I wouldn’t wear them. The other day I carried some capris to the dressing room only to notice they had a scalloped hem. If the scallops had a facing instead of just edge stitching, as these appear to have (or are they frayed?), I might have liked them. They looked like pirate pants and so do these. AAARGH, matey! Has anyone seen my parrot?

  23. Scarlett
    August 18, 2018 / 6:45 am

    Yes, the pants look fun and comfortable. A good way to add a little sass.

  24. Donna Lukens
    August 18, 2018 / 6:54 am

    On heavens! The pants look like pajama bottoms! The t-shirt and sweater, while color coordinated, remind me of my outfits on “pajama all day” days!

  25. Mary Manners
    August 18, 2018 / 7:01 am

    Darling! I love these pants. I like the trend of jeans with interesting hem lines and embellishments. I absolutely would wear these.

  26. patval
    August 18, 2018 / 7:02 am

    I think they would be cute on the right person. They are swingy and fun. I agree with the person who said a plain top would be better. They are too girly for my style, but I like them. I could see my sister rock these.

  27. Eileen
    August 18, 2018 / 7:08 am

    No, too leg shortening for me. I appreciate the costume possibilities, ahoy maties!

  28. Joanna
    August 18, 2018 / 7:42 am

    I would feel like a flamingo dancer in them and the need to dance. Hola!

  29. mercedes scott
    August 18, 2018 / 7:42 am

    Funny thing – I purchased a pair of these and they sat in my closet for 3 months. While I loved them and knew they would be fun to wear, I was afraid to wear them and have people think they were too “young” for me (I’m 57 yo, 5’8″). I kept looking at them every time I opened the closet… and finally I said “what the heck!” I wore them and LOVED them! I felt feminine, sexy, fun! I think part of the problem for me was also where I live (Minnesota) which is ultra-conservative and people don’t like to veer off their comfort zone. Bottom line: I should have worn them sooner! Wear what you LOVE – what makes you HAPPY.

    • Jennifer
      August 18, 2018 / 9:48 am

      Thanks for sharing Mercedes! I agree wholeheartedly.

  30. Diana
    August 18, 2018 / 7:47 am

    Every time I see them, all I can think of are ‘clown pants’. So, no, not for me.

  31. August 18, 2018 / 7:50 am

    No. Mainly because I always have to have my pants shortened about two inches. Cannot wear petites, must have regular size pants altered.

  32. Laura Bailey
    August 18, 2018 / 7:57 am

    I think they are adorable! I’m not sure if I would wear them or not. They do seem young, but I would definitely try them on and see how they look on me.

  33. August 18, 2018 / 8:45 am

    No to the pants. Too young looking for me. They are faddish.

  34. August 18, 2018 / 9:02 am

    I would have to try them on to decide. I’m tall and slim, so the style might look okay on me, but I have a boyish figure with narrow hips so I have difficulty finding pants that fit well. Even if they did fit, I wouldn’t spend a lot on them as I suspect that they’re a look I’d tire of after awhile. As far as the entire look is concerned, I like the sweater and I think it goes well with the pants, but I’d replace the floral top with a plain white one.

  35. beth byrd
    August 18, 2018 / 10:14 am

    No, no, no. Not my style. Plus they seem way too trendy. Wouldn’t be something to invest in.

  36. Viv Butler
    August 18, 2018 / 10:16 am

    Very ’70s Abba era ! No, i wouldn’t wear them, let the youngsters think they invented them, but we of ‘a certain age’ know differently !

  37. RoseAG
    August 18, 2018 / 10:22 am

    If I could find a pair that were more a flounce than ruffle I would. I’m pear shaped and a pants with flare at the ankle keep me from the dreaded upside down ice cream cone silhouette. I saw this almost a year ago on a Kuwaiti blogger that I follow -pants are big with Arab fashionistias- and I think they’re cute. She wore hers with Gucci combat boots, but I think you could do them with pointy toed flats as well.

  38. Bea
    August 18, 2018 / 11:01 am

    Omg , nooooo. They look like a female version of the original Star Trek pants that James T Kirk and crew wore! Not flattering then and not now, no matter what your height. I just keep having flashbacks when I see these cropped and flared pants. In my humble opinion, of course.

    • Barbara L
      August 18, 2018 / 6:04 pm

      Bea – love the picture you just painted! I hadn’t thought about the Star Trek costumes in the longest time!! 🙂

  39. Becky
    August 18, 2018 / 11:33 am

    No on the ruffled pants. They really don’t fit in with my classic style. They are just too much of a fad for my taste.

  40. Patti Shannon
    August 18, 2018 / 12:24 pm

    No, I wouldn’t wear them. My tastes lean toward classic with a little bohemian for good measure but bottom line: I only wear clothes I’m comfortable in and I just don’t feel happy with this look.

    • Jennifer
      August 19, 2018 / 7:04 am

      Thanks for explaining why not. You’ve got the perfect formula to get dressed.

  41. Jen
    August 18, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    I would definitely try the pants- I’m tall and slim
    It would depend on the length and how I styled them- shoes etc
    I’d probably look for a different tee and forego the duster.

  42. August 18, 2018 / 1:39 pm

    No, as someone earlier said, the pants are too trendy. Actually I think they look silly, and the rest of the outfit has too much going on and the top looks too thin.

  43. Bethy
    August 18, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    I think they are wonderfully cute and “different.” I don’t like to only wear what middle aged grandmas wear eventhough I am one. You can’t wear them everywhere but they would be fun for some events. It would depend on how much they cost. I’ve had a pair and don’t know what happened to them. Now I wish I had them.

  44. Linda K
    August 18, 2018 / 4:27 pm

    They look adorable on toddlers, but at 64 years of age, um, no:)

  45. Barb
    August 18, 2018 / 4:57 pm

    Definitely a no! They look like pants one would wear to learn Latin dances at an Arthur Murray dance studio. And your partner would wear a nylon shirt unbuttoned most of the way down his heavy-gold-necklace-accented, hairy chest. I can’t unsee this image!

    • Jennifer
      August 19, 2018 / 7:03 am

      Sometimes it’s all in the accessorizing 😉

  46. Cindy
    August 19, 2018 / 4:14 am

    To me, this outfit looks like something a 6 year old would throw together. Definitely a no.

  47. DWM
    August 19, 2018 / 6:24 am

    My son’s 25 year old girlfriend bought a pair of ruffles jeans and they add so much personality to her wardrobe. She loves them. She did refuse to even try on the “bedazzled” ones though! I might purchase a black ruffle pair to wear on date night but probably don’t have the nerve to wear them everyday. I agree with others that neither top goes with them. So if the price was right and I could find the right top, I would purchase. I’m 55 years old.

  48. Debbie
    August 20, 2018 / 8:04 am

    It’s a horrible outfit. Nothing goes together, looks like something you might spot a homeless person wearing. I could possibly imagine my 14 year-old granddaughter, who is tall, thin and has long legs, wearing the pants with a skinny tank on top.

  49. Kathryn
    August 20, 2018 / 10:51 am

    no, they remind me of being twelve and my mother sewing fringe at the hem of pants to make last the season because I was growing too fast

  50. Summer
    August 20, 2018 / 11:50 am

    Nope to the nope. Although I’ve said that about a lot of things I now love, like cold shoulder tops and platform wedge shoes 🙂

  51. August 21, 2018 / 4:15 am

    Another commenter said “calypso pants”, that was exactly my first thought, and don’t forget to accessorize with castanets. Click clickity clack click click. . I’m nearing age 65, these pants would not be for me, even if I didn’t accessorize with castanets. May be cute on other women though.

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