September 8th, 2015
FW15 Collection

Perfectly Prada

So, here’s what I love about Prada FW15: the trim jackets paired with cropped pants—yep high waters, my favorite length. And the colors are divine. These are highly wearable silhouettes.

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Camberwell leopard-print linen-blend canvas jacket

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Belted muslin dress

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Black velvet bow barrette

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  • Although this looks great on the models, I always thought cropped lengths were to be avoided on shorter women or else they end up looking like “mom capris” (and I say that as a mom). I wonder if the trick is (a) to have nice ankles and (b) to wear this with ankle strap heels. For shorter women, they probably wouldn’t work with flats.

    DailysamsaraSeptember 8th, 2015  10:54 PM

     
  • Love the length of the pants, and I agree, the colors are amazing.

    KathySeptember 9th, 2015  7:03 AM

     
  • I love, love, love (sorry!) this length and at 5’6 have always worn it with mid heel ankle boots that are tight around the ankle and flats that are chunkier like an oxford or blucher. The only proportion I’m not crazy about in the photo above is the grey jacket: I think the double breasted short length hitting juuuuust at the thigh is better but otherwise they are all going to be my look this fall.

    SueMSeptember 9th, 2015  8:25 AM

     
  • The Prada FW 15 collection was one of my favorites for exactly those reasons. Great tailoring and amazing colors! I think the cropped flare looks best with a chunky heel and those Mary Janes are superb. I was safe and got them in black but am considering exchanging them for a color…like grey or silver.

    A Note On StyleSeptember 9th, 2015  8:37 AM

     
  • Can I get some advice on how one wears cropped? How far above the ankle? What’s the trick to wearing them with an ankle boot? Any other shoe or pant length advice? Thank you!

    SusanSeptember 9th, 2015  9:07 AM

     
  • I just found my fall uniform- loved this look too, Preston! I’m 5’6″ and I would totally wear this. Thanks for the inspiring posts.
    Happy Wednesday!

    LPKSeptember 9th, 2015  9:22 AM

     
  • I think the tailoring that puts the pants outside of the “mom Capri” box is that they’re fitted through the hip and thigh and they have a slight flare at the end. “Mom capris” always are loose in the back side and they have two buttons on the cuff. >^_^<

    I think that even shorter women would be able to carry these pants off.

    SharonSeptember 9th, 2015  8:46 PM

     
  • Completely agree- the retro colours and the cropped trouser length are fab

    That's Not My AgeSeptember 10th, 2015  10:46 AM

     
  • I love them with the longer coats (the two on the left), but with the short jackets (especially the far right pic and the one on top), they seem to make even the gorgeous models look a little wide in the hip – so I can only imagine what they would do to a mere mortal.

    ellaSeptember 10th, 2015  6:33 PM

     
  • Echoing Susan’s request above for guidance. Also on Jeans — do you always keep the original hem when shortening? As model tall, it’s challenging to get the length “right”. Mouse

    MouseSeptember 11th, 2015  7:38 PM

     

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