These Are The Best Pant Silhouettes For 5 Different Body Types

September 6, 2017 by SHEfinds Editors
shefinds | Style

Dresses are fun and flirty, but there’s nothing quite as comfortable as slipping into a fierce looking pair of pants. Trousers on a woman command authority without sacrificing a feminine edge. You can’t just pluck any pair of pants off the rack. Selecting a pair to suit your body type is essential to your comfort and self-confidence. Here are the top picks for various shapes.

Skinny Pants For Boyish Figures

Curves are not your strong suit. We say: own it and show off your willowy figure with a pair of skinny pants. A pegged, slim silhouette in a dark color will flatter your figure. Bulky fabric and wider cuts add too much volume that can overpower your frame. Avoid cropped trousers or you risk looking like a lady who accidentally shrunk her pants in the dryer.

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Wide Leg Trousers For Plus Size Figures

You can instantly lose 10 pounds and add a few inches to your height with a pair of beautifully tailored wide-leg trousers. Don’t hide your body under layers of loose fabric. Well-tailored pants with a simple blouse and kitten heels will completely transform your appearance.

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Bootcut Pants For Hourglass Figures

Your curves are kickin’! Accentuate your hourglass figure with bootcut trousers that are close fitting from the thigh to the knee and then flare a touch towards the hem. This cut will highlight your natural waist and keep your top and bottoms halves in proportion. A pointed-toe shoe will give your legs some magical inches.

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Straight Leg Trousers For Petite Figures

You can’t keep wearing 3-inch heels to add height. One day your feet are going to rebel. A more comfortable fashion choice is a pair of straight leg trousers. Skinny silhouettes can look too skinny while boyfriend trousers just look ill fitting. Your small frame easily pulls off a straight line from hip to ankle and the silhouette adds visual height.

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High-Waist Pants For An Apple Figure

You’ve got great legs, but you spend all your time trying to dress around your middle. Things are a little thicker in your midsection, but the right pair of pants can create a waistline and show off your legs. Low-rise pants are super annoying and hit your body in an awkward spot. Choose high-waist trousers, or what some might call mom pants. Not everyone can pull them off, but you can.

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