The Best Trousers for Every Shape
Like a great office mate, the ideal pair of work pants is dependable, versatile, and always professional. Find the one that suits you best.
Look for: Minimizing darks and structured fabrics, like tropical wool, which downplay curves. Stretch makes them even more forgiving. Straight or wide legs are best. But if you want a narrow cut, skip the super-pegged legs and choose a pair with a little width at the hem to offset hips.
Avoid: Pleats (of course). Watch out for vertical pockets that lie along the side seams: They stick out, making hips look wider.
Pair them with: A nipped-in jacket or a tucked-in top to highlight a small waist. Look for a feminine cut that fits curves. Also important? “Heels, heels, heels,” says Kim Naci, a stylist and the owner of Sass New York, a personal styling service.
True Royal pants. CH Carolina Herrera blouse. Banana Republic belt. Freelook watch. Kara Ackerman ring. Nine West pumps.