Stop what you are doing and pay attention…. When styled properly drop crotch pants are hot! Do I hear a hell yeah?
Males and females are rocking this amazingly versatile style… and I am sold! This style does not hold any gender or cultural discrimination; it literally transcends all borders, and has been embraced worldwide throughout the centuries.
Lately, I have watched athletes jogging by in drop crotch pants, women wearing drop crotch pants elegantly when dining at restaurants; and MTV had a 90s tribute featuring MC Hammer in vibrant red, metallic bronze and silver drop crotch pants shuffling across my screen to pop rap classic, ‘U Can’t Touch This’. And I must say, a prerequisite for wearing these bad boys is definitely to own the look.
Historical moments of the drop crotch.
First sited in Persia during the 20th Century… this style embodied modesty and innocence. The humble beginnings of the drop crotch pant have been linked to the dress-like tunic called Dhoti, which was worn traditionally as a male garment in the Eastern world. As cited via hippyclothingco.co.uk, “The dhoti also known as pancha, mardani or veshti is a traditional men's garment worn in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal.” And as you can see below, it was all the rage in Algeria approximately 2,000 years ago.
Source: By William Vaughn - https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16111121
Then woman’s rights activist Amelia Bloomer who was quite infamous for her style during the 1800s, brought reintroduced society to the drop crotch pant, referred to as the “bloomer”. And then in 1911 Puck Magazine depicts chic female strength on its front cover.
Source: Bert Green for Puck Magazine https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35837932
The socially proclaimed King of the Drop Crotch pant is MC Hammer, without a doubt! This iconic 80s/90s entertainer made the drop crotch pant as his signature look (the Hammer pant)… giving it life in fashion terms for many years to follow and causing influence in many diverse subcultures.
And if you want to etch any type of trend into the history books, just ask Disney to jump on the bandwagon. It was obvious, Aladdin knew that a ‘good’ drop crotch was a way to win over the ladies…
So what is a crotch drop pant and how can you spot one?
The style has continued to be tweaked in the fashion world and reinvented for different genres and categories. The idea is that the drop crotch pant, subtly should drop an onlooker’s attention away from your crotch… it is the piece of material – known as the rise, which inadvertently hangs in between your legs (leaving your goodies to the imagination).
Heated debates over the concept of the drop crotch has ranged from international catwalks to your local café chats… the reality of the hot or not topic is, that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I personally always choose to embrace different.
So, let’s do the math in 2017…
Drop: to let or have (something) fall vertically
Crotch: sacred region of the human body, between the legs, joining the torso (middle region).
Who ever said, that I wasn’t good at maths?
Do you feel like you’re about to drop a beat?
Then check out my favourite drop crotch pants in the fashion scene and learn about the different ways to style them. These pants are the poster-child for fashion comebacks and comfort – so be at ease with the knowledge that once you secure your very own pair of drop crotch pants, they will never go out of fashion!
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