The Basic Rule: Wear with an unstructured top to create a long, slightly tapering line that prevents the look from veering into ’80’s territory.

Perhaps as an antidote to the raging popularity of the dress, designers have been offering increasingly distinctive pant styles lately. We’re particularly fond of the drapey look, which is less drastic than a jodhpur or harem pant, but makes more of a statement than the average, work-a-day trouser. Here’s how to approach this slightly challenging but fiercely chic look.