Why: Hips make a woman a woman. Itâ€™s a biological fact. Hence, a lot of us are pear-shaped. So why, why, why are so many pants cut to feel disgustingly tight around the butt and thighs while fitting perfectly on the waist? Buy a bigger size to accommodate the hips and you get the gappy waist problem. Tailoring is a pain, not to mention expensive. Well, Banana Republic has come to the rescue with its new Contoured Fit pants, whichâ€”gasp!â€”truly flatter a womanâ€™s natural shape while hiding wideness. (No wonder theyâ€™re a hit.) Sitting right below the waist, the pantsâ€”linen, wool, jeans, chinosâ€”actually curve through the hips and thighs and fall straight from there. Flawless. Try them on and youâ€™ll fall in love. A near-miracle: Pants-shopping can actually be fun now.
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