Sponsored by Christine Kardashian.

It wasn’t that long ago that an email dropped into my inbox from a budding fashion designer named Christine Kardashian. It caught my attention immediately, assuming that someone was errr, pulling my leg. It turned out no one was pulling anything. Christine is a PR queen turned fashion designer with her ‘in between’ range of clothes. Not long after that email Christine and I chatted about the samples she had arriving for her new range and what my thoughts were moving forward.

It turns out this lady works FAST because her first capsule collection is now available online, sized to fit an Australian 12-18. The in-betweeners! Those ladies who are too big for some offerings from mainstream stores and too small for the majority of clothes on offer from plus size stores. I feel their pain but I am firmly a plus size girl. So how did I end up conducting this review for Christine when I am a size 20/22? Well it turns out that thanks to some generous sizing and the fabric used that it didn’t entirely rule me out.

The sizing did rule me out when it came to the wide leg pants, but let me tell you, come hell or high water I WILL fit those pants because I have been SEARCHING for high waisted, side zipped, wide legged pants for almost 6 years now. SIX YEARS. Hold me. I held these pants in my hot little hands and prayed. Please let them fit. PLEASE by some miracle let them fit! They didn’t. Gah. But then, I’m not a size 18 either. The structure tailoring of these gorgeous pants are more true to size.

But this post is about the harem pants. I just had to rein myself in there for a minute. I was starting to go way off on a tangent. So yes, the harem pants are a lightweight stretch crepe like material. Although firm when I first put them on they gave nicely and ended up a beautiful fit. A little snug across my hips in some places due to the heavy weight, encased elastic waistband. Considering I was at least 1 full size bigger than the guide, it wasn’t bad at all. Check them out for yourself.

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I wore these pants for work and then went out to lunch with a girlfriend straight after. With the simple singlet under the light weight blazer and heels, this is a simple, comfortable and very classic outfit. Right up my alley, if I do say so myself. More and more I find myself sticking to classic styling, classic pieces and a pop of colour with lots of neutrals. Black being my favourite. Part of my is crying out for it to be winter again so I can whip out more black and some gorgeous dark floral I’m seeing in shops everywhere. These pants are going to feature heavily, I can tell. After all, I’ve almost worn the bum out of my cropped harem pants. 6 months of hard wear will do that to pants.

These pants retail at $145 a pair. At first, like a true bargain shopper I baulked a little at the price. I’m sure some of you will too. Those of you at least who have never shopped at the likes of Cue and Witchery. Once I thought about it the range is pretty much on par with the suiting and tailored items from a collection like that. High quality Australian Made items with classic styling, they are made to be a wardrobe staple for years to come.

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The range incorporates flowing silk blouses, peplum tops, the wide leg pants I mentioned above and a gorgeous pantsuit that makes me reconsider all the bad things I’ve ever said about all-in-ones. And if you like jackets, wait until you see the cropped beauties on offer. The colours, the classic styling; knock me over with a feather they are gorgeous. But that my friend is another story for another day. Finally, a big thank you Christine Kardashian for the opportunity to review her new label. I’m so happy to see another strong Australian brand doing so well.

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Harem Pants by Christine Kardashian $145 {size 4}

To shop the entire range head over to www.christinekardashian.com

  • You had me at harem pants I friggin love harem pants. I know there are a whole group of people out there who are haters of the harem, I’ve heard the jibs that it looks like I pooed my pants (sorry is it too early in the morning to say that?). Whoops just did. Oh well you can tell this is turning into one of my rambled comments? Back to the harem, they are the best are they, so comfy I’m looking forward to busting out my black and white floral ones again soon. Looking fab and gorgeous as always and that blue really suits you….love it. X

    • Haha. Me too! After trying on and buying my first pair, I’ve been trying different styles whenever I see them. This pair makes two pairs I own. Next step, printed ones! I bet your floral ones are fabulous!

  • Love how you have styled them. Love your blazer too.

  • Christine Kardashian

    Hey Suger, thank you for your kind words! And I love how you have styled the pant – the blue is a knockout 🙂

    • Thank you. Blue is a favourite of mine. You’re so welcome, thanks for working with Suger Coat It to promote your brand. 🙂

  • I love the idea of In Betweeners. I’m an in betweener. I have trouble though – I’m a different size everywhere I shop. At Autograph and K Mart, I’m a 16. At Big W I’m an 18. At Target MODA I’m a 16 but Hot Options I’m a 20. Gah. Don’t even get me started on anywhere else.
    This sounds like a place to try.
    And even though I think harem pants are an abomination (up there with crocs) you actually look kind of gorgeous. I’d already seen the top half, and you know I think it was amazing. The pants didn’t change that a bit. Still gorgeous. I’m loving your style. And you’re right – you style really is evolving to the classics with pops of colour. I love seeing it.

    • My sister is anywhere between a 12 and 16. So I hear all about it from her. It’s such a great concept for a range of clothes. I look forward to squishing myself into more of them in the future. Haha.

      Oh do you just. HA. An abomination! Them’s fighting words. I thought the same thing until I tried a pair on and they just WORKED. I’ve tried many since that haven’t. But it changed my mind on them for sure.

      Thank you. I’m enjoying it too. Working out what I like regardless of what everyone else is going but still trying to be a bit trendy.

  • Amy Wells

    Yay for in between – I’m usually a 12, currently a size 12 – 14 five months after having bub#2, and though I don’t have a very big budget for clothes, it is a bit tricky to find clothes that flatter my post baby body. I feel a not ridiculous in summit the Hot Option/Miss Shop type stuff at the ripe old age of 29, but I’m not big enough for somsome of thecute stuff I see in places like Autograph….

    • Yay indeed! Too big for some, too small for others is the same pain in the butt problem woman have being too big or too small for the clothes on offer but sort of worse because people assume you get the best of both worlds. Totally wrong. It’s great to see Christine lead the way especially for the woman that need tailored, I guess work, dressy casual style pieces and just can’t get them.

  • I LOVE that there is a range out there for the inbetweenies, I know my niece has so much trouble shopping for clothes because she just doesn’t seem to fit anywhere! I am loving this outfit so much, so chic!

    • Thank you Nat. It’s such a great idea. Hopefully it will fill a much needed gap in the market.

  • sydneyshopgirl

    Oh, I lovveeee this outfit, Melissa! The pop of blue, the stripes!!!

    SSG xxx

    • Thank you Mumma SSG. It’s one of my favourites. Well, you know, new favourites. But stripes and blue is an old favourite combination! xo

  • Katie Spijkerman

    I really love this outfit!! The harem pants are gorgeous, not too haremish (MC Hammer wouldn’t touch them :P) and the blue shoes and top just *pop*.

    Inbetweener stores are a GREAT idea!! I’ve gained a bit of weight over the last year so I have no problem finding jeans in plus sized stores at this point in time, but a few years ago, i’d often find that the largest jeans in the straight sized stores were skin tight on me, and the smallest pair in the plus sized store needed a belt.

    • Thank you. Haha. Bloody MC Hammer has a lot to answer for. 😉

      They are, I think as the range expands and people who need it become aware of it, it will be a much needed addition. Especially for dressy/casual pieces.

  • Mel

    I’m an in betweener so it’s good to know someone is making some nice clothes for us.