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Style Glossary: Jodhpurs

Until a few seasons ago jodhpurs were reserved for horse riding and general equestrian activities. They're seemingly unflattering shape did not lend itself well to fashion, particularly because of loose fit at the top.

Then, as part of its Autumn 2007 collection, Balenciaga paired them with a smart blazer and suddenly they were announced as a trouser style. Jodhpurs are defined as, 'wide-hipped riding pants of heavy cloth that fit tightly from knee to ankle.'

This baggy pair (right) are by Stella McCartney at net-a-porter.com (£255.50). The classic style (left) are from Harrods (£49.95)

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