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Cropped vs. Capri Pants: My Choice

Cropped vs. Capri Pants: My Choice

cropped vs capri pants

Happy Friday, all!  Welcome to a discussion of cropped vs. capri pants: my choice.

I understand that many women over 50 do not wear either cropped or capri pants because they are said to be frumpy and aging.

I get that.

However, I live in South Texas where summer heat is intense and these styles in the past have been my preference over shorts.

Allow me to be clear…I look best and prefer a full length pant to anything I wear, and beautiful linen pants have made this easier in the summer.

But, for casual, around the neighborhood, at the grocery store, I like the cropped vs. capri pants choice rather than a short.

Even a walking short is not a preference for me…I just do not like how I look in shorts of any length.

I have attempted to try shorts in recent years, and I do not feel confident in them.

So, stick with me while I explain my choice for the battle of cropped vs. capri pants.

CROPPED VS. CAPRI PANTS: MY CHOICE

cropped vs. capri pants

Recently, I did a closet re-organization and I looked over exactly what I am wearing now for this time of year.

I actually was surprised to see that I owned not one capri pant.  I thought I did, but they must have moved on after closet purges.

I am solidly wearing cropped pants.

Here is why I believe that to be true:

  1. Cropped pants are longer, closer to the ankles. Typically with inseams of 25″ or 26″ inches.
  2. Therefore, cropped pants are more slimming than a capri pant which typically hits at the largest part of our calf.
  3. I am more confident in cropped pants this time of year.  I feel as though I can style them with my adjectives and still remain cool…any air at the ankles is good.
  4. Capri pants seem to call more attention to that pesky middle area I am constantly trying to minimize.
  5. For all these reasons, there are nicer options available in cropped pants than in capri pants.

I snapped this picture as I was about to leave for the grocery.  It is a typical casual look for a day when I am not going shopping or meeting a friend or in a meeting.

So far this summer, I have worn the CHICOS GIRLFRIEND CROPPED JEANS often on very casual days.

You can cuff these up, but then they hit in that calf area and become a capri pant.

On this day, I put on old pieces from my closet.  This past Chico’s linen white shirt joined my wardrobe before I had my colors done and it is comfortable and the only true white button down I own.

The striped tank is in a brick red stripe color.

Because I know someone will ask, the shoes are the SAS COZY SLIDE SANDAL in Copper.

CROPPED VS. CAPRI PANTS: MY CHOICE

cropped vs. capri pants

When deciding what you think of cropped vs. capri pants, just know before you label a woman as frumpy, you might want to walk a mile in her shoes.

I think the Northeast states are getting a baby taste of what it is like to live where I live…though I have not seen any triple digit heat there.

You do what you need to do to be cool.  I am attempting to make better choices for me when I deal with the heat and that is why I now go cropped pants over capri pants.

I am wearing more summer dresses now as well, and that really happened over the last two years.

Dresses are another great way to be cool and look more modern.

However, I do not wear dresses when I need to carry in groceries or go to a nursery for gardening supplies.

So these cropped pants are best for me and often just a choice of comfort over style.

Here are a few more selections of cropped pants currently available:

So, what say you…how do you feel about cropped vs. capri pants?  Please comment personal to you and not how another woman might look.

Thanks!

STAY STRONG & KEEP SMILING!

By Pamela Lutrell

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