Slim trousers with hems just above the ankle are prominent in Spring 2013 designer collections (Prada is my favorite for this look). Above is a gorgeous slim black suit from Dior.
The current issue of In Style Magazine features the slim cropped trouser in silk prints. The trousers look hip and comfortable.
Emma Roberts looks great. I have concerns my legs will be shortened visually with the ankle hem line, but I want to try the look. I started with a black/red/gray patterned silk. Since the silk was thin, I decided the trousers should be underlined with fusible interfacing. Here I fused black interfacing to all trouser panels and marked as needed with white tracing paper.
|Black fusi-knit interfacing applied to wrong side|
Here I am matching the pattern across the fronts, side hip yokes, backs, and waistbands.
|Right Front, Left Front, Left Hip Yoke, and Left Back all matched|
|View B has contrast waistband and side panels|