I think they can...with a flared leg and really high heels--like this. I think this is an incredibly femme look...despite not "showing" anything. For the record, the pink twofer top is a thrift-shop find, the pants are an early purchase from Burlington Coat Factory.
As I said in an earlier post, this is possibly another shopping outfit...though I suspect I'd be sorry I didn't pick a lower pair of heels late in the day! Accessories are pink bow, scarf, black-and-white jewelry, black belt, and black pumps with metal heels.
More pics on Flickr; I hope to get in two outfits tomorrow, before an expected delivery arrives.