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The boyfriend pant on 'American Idol': Do we like?

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I wrote a column earlier this year on what trends to expect for '09, the biggest of which is the boyfriend pant (or jean). It's an '80s-inspired pant that starts high at the waist, is fuller in the hips, and then tapers at the ankle. Oh, and there are pleats involved. Pleats! I know, I'm having trouble adjusting to this too. (Side note: It's called the 'boyfriend' pant because it has the look of throwing on your boyfriend's pants that are a little baggy at the top.)

So far I've only seen the boyfriend pants on models, such as the skinny girls from Urban Outfitters who can pull off anything (don't we hate them?). I wasn't sure how this would look on an actual person with curves, and, you know, a real body. But last night, "American Idol" contestant Lil Rounds wore a pair (the show's stylists clearly do a number on these contestants, making them look remarkably better than in their original audition). And this girl's got some serious curves.

Paula commented on her outfit, saying she liked the beautiful colors. Simon said he hated what she wearing.

But what do you think? I'd like to know. Personally, I'm a big fan of the pants on her (but the top could use a LOT little less frill). But I'm still not convinced the boyfriend pant is a good look for everyone (including me).

Shoot me a comment and let me know your thoughts!

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Love the top, hate the pants. I agree, the "boyfriend" pant style only seems to look OK on less curveous people. Not that she isn't a beautiful girl, but I would have definitely dressed her in something that balanced her a bit better than the white "boyfriend" pants.

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