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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ever since knickers showed up on my Never is the Next New Thing™ radar, I’ve been keeping an eye out for more examples.

I already found a very wearable pair by J Brand. More recently, I noticed these Dolce & Gabbana pants from The Outnet. At first, I found the military details to be over the top, but after studying the pictures a little longer, I felt the love. If I were to come across these in a store, I would definitely try them on.

Dolce & Gabbana. $481.50, down from $1,605, on The Outnet.

Rear view. Click to shop!

If you’re looking for something more low-key, gorgeous blogger Jacquelyn Joy found a good option at her place of work. (She’s a manager at a well-known, well-priced brand but not an official spokesperson, so I’m being a little vague about where to get these; feel free to ask her!) She and her colleagues have nicknamed these pants “snickers” — a cross between knickers and sweat pants. Jacquelyn’s super-sweet associate Stephanie volunteered to be a model.

OMG! Stephanie is wearing leopard shoes.

They look very comfortable, no?

If you spot any knickers, let me know … and don’t forget to buy a pair for yourself.

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22 Responses to “Never Is the Next New Thing™: Knickers Update II”

  1. Robin Louise says:

    I am definitely pro-knickers and would definitely get some if I wasn’t on a buying-stuff hiatus. They have all the good parts of the harem pant trend (cinchy ankle/calf), but without the drop crotch. Don’t hold me to this, but I will NEVER wear drop crotch pants.

    • WendyB
      Twitter: WendyBrandes
      says:

      I passed on the dropped crotch look too. It looks great on some people, but just not something I am interested in. But don’t hold me to it ;-)

  2. K-Line says:

    Those khaki knickers are strangely compelling.

  3. Jackie Joy
    Twitter: jacquelynjoy
    says:

    I love the detailing on the D&G knickers…I feel you’d have to be *really* thin to pull them off, though!

  4. mystyle says:

    Hurrah, I have 2 khaki pairs from last year, I’ll need to dig them out I think!!

  5. Wendy, those D&Gs would look brilliant on you. I really really like them. Stephanie has the Pose too (including big grin)!

  6. Maddy
    Twitter: maddytweetz
    says:

    I love Stephanie’s snickers a lot more than I do the D&G. Too much going on with the D&G pair in my opinion.

    • Jackie Joy
      Twitter: jacquelynjoy
      says:

      Maddy, those snickers are VERY comfy! You can buy them at a major retailer (er, it rhymes with Bold Gravy and I’m sure there’s one near you) and they can be worn with anything from a tee to a sharp-shouldered blazer. The inside of the snickers is super soft.

  7. patni says:

    I was wandering round Buffalo Exchange last week in the bitter ennui that often surrounds me as Valentines day approaches, and on the half price rack was a pair of Miu Miu Knickers in tweed, with sweater knit cuffs. for 50% off their original price of $27.
    I had not known it before, but there in front of me was the ONLY THING that could cure my ennui.

    They claimed to be my size, so i hurried to the dressing room. Of course, they did not fit. The side pockets gaped. The buttons popped. My dream pants told me I was too fat.
    I put this in because i have always sworn knickers was a never till I saw these. Just the right amount of hideous to be intresting.

  8. Tina says:

    Does that count as The Pose if Stephanie’s hands are in her pockets but not on her hips? The smile and legs are right…inquiring minds.

  9. I’ve got an old pair of DarylK knickers, you’ve inspired me to dig them out for fashion week.

  10. Faux Fuchsia says:

    Hi W

    In Australia, where I have seen No One (yet) wearing these, we’d refer to them a “Knickerbockers”.

    They were a huge hit here in 1984 and 1985. probably as a result of Princess Di getting about it them! K x

    • WendyB
      Twitter: WendyBrandes
      says:

      Promise me you’ll be the first to wear them ;-)

      I remember the Princess Di influence as well.

      We wanted hair like hers too! :-O

  11. Elizabeth says:

    I like both these knickers! I hope to see you in some soon.

  12. Those Dolce&Gabanna ones are wicked! I have a pair of Bebe ones that channel those. . now, I am all thrilled to know they are actually called knickers. I can now wear knickers outside legitimately without channeling Superman.

  13. HauteWorld says:

    I like the knickers… and snickers. Strangely I’ve only seen this look on (very confident) men so far combined with knee high socks, going for that 17th century look. I do love the combo with the leopard flats…