The blogging world has been (mostly) going crazy for disco pants for a while now, but recently it's become more clear that we're not all able or willing to fork out £70 for the real deal. There's been a sudden boom in disco pant dupes - I guess retailers finally realised just how popular a cheaper alternative would be! Online shops such as Glamorous, Very and Own the Runway have released their own, cheaper alternatives to American Apparel's highly sought after originals. I think the highstreet stores are yet to catch on. Unsurprisingly, these have been raved about all over the fashion blogging world. But I wanted to share with you guys a pair that I found that are pretty much half the cost of any of these disco pant dupes.
Just prior to starting my blog I took it upon myself to trawl through ebay using a zillion potential keywords that would lead me to finding dupes. Everything other than the pair I'm about to share with you were just plain old shiny leggings - not what I was looking for! Finally, after many, many searches I came across these. For £14.99 I couldn't believe my eyes (which at this point were almost weeping with joy). Faster than... well... anything, I ordered them. I posted about them initially in this post here - but as you can see, that was ages ago! Better photos are definitely needed and now I have a bigger audience to share my bargain find with.
I got a size S/M, I'm about a size 10, they fitted me perfectly! In all honesty, they're not identical. They're not as high rising, they're thinner, have small false pockets on the front and have belt loops... BUT from comments I've received on them, they are somewhat convincing - I've even had people think they were genuine American Apparel (-that surprised me!). £14.99 for any pair of trousers would be good regardless of them looking like disco pants! In all fairness, they're not the 'dupiest' disco pants and they're definitely not the best dupes around now, but if you want an even cheaper option I would really recommend them.
I bought these probably 8 months ago now and they would still be as they were when I purchased them if I hadn't caught the stitching on one of the legs on something. That's my own clumsy fault... but honestly, I'm so surprised by the quality of them for the price. I also recently bought a similar pair from Daisystreet, which you can see me wearing here. They're more of a leathery look though, but are more accurate to the real disco pants in terms of the rise.