These pants are unflattering and I love them. They rise above my belly button and cut my 5’4″ frame off in a way women’s magazines would frown upon. They play awkwardly with volume and shape.
Women are taught to always look their best but flirting with the unflattering is a very liberating experience. Recently I’ve been pushing myself to be more assertive. Assertive in the kind of way that makes me feel uncomfortable because of all the societal messages I’ve been given about that not being a flattering look. These pants are the physical embodiment of that. They are an almost aggressive push back on skinny jeans, on attractiveness.
Ugly-cool is a state of being. It’s daring to look subversive instead of pretty. It’s defining what looking your best is for yourself.