I know that stripes are having a major moment right now, and maybe that’s why I can’t stop buying striped things. But even the completely striped, beetlejuice-esque looks have my breaking my neck! Before this year, I had never ever worn striped pants, but as you can see, I have turned over a new leaf. Check out these striped beauties: PALAZZO PANTS, ANYONE?
I found these Striped Crepe Pants at Forever 21 in the plus size section. When they didn’t have my size (a 2x) I opted for the next size available, which was a 0X. I took them into the fitting room, and I hoped they would fit. And they did! They fit like a glove, actually. So I proudly marched to the check out and paid $14 for the pants. But after the first time I wore them, they ripped…right down my butt. I can’t be mad, though. They were only $14 and they were two sizes, too small. But I’m wondering if I should buy them online in my actual size—and also in both colors. What do you think? For the rest of the outfit, I wore this Sequin Tank Top that I bought from Fashion to Figure like two years ago. And I also topped off the outfit with this Great Escape Cape Jacket from Fashion Nova (here is a similar one from Worthington).
Have you ever had a wardrobe malfunction like this? How did you recover?
SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 0X in the Forever 21 Striped Crepe Pants, which is two sizes smaller than my usual size, and I think we can both conclude from the story above that they were too small. I am wearing a 2X in the great Escape Cape Jacket, which is my usual size, and it fits perfectly. I am wearing a size 2X in the Sequin Tank Top, which is my usual size, and it fits perfectly.