The New Trouser Silhouettes
The new trouser silhouettes, flares, boot-cuts and bell-bottoms, widen to varying degrees from the knee down. These new silhouettes are fancy or casual, effortless chic. Fashionistas are moving from skinny to flared in fabrics like silk, linen. cotton, denim and lurex this spring.
Wider leg pants balance the hips creating a slimmer looking silhouette. The new trouser silhouettes are fabulous on tall, slim women and look best with mid-rise or high-rise waists. Shorter women should go for tailored versions. The cut is important to get the right fit.
Hems vary from just above the ankle, mid ankle or sweeping the floor. Choose your footwear to go with the length of your pants. Wide bottom pants can be worn with converse sneakers or flats for an easy, casual look. High heel shoes and boots work with mid-ankle length pants and high heels (platforms and stilettos) with floor length trousers give shorter women a lift.
You can pair flared trousers and a tunic if you are tall. Tailored versions look good with polo shirts, tunics, cropped tops, slim silk shirts, or white tee shirts. Top with a bomber jacket, scarf and shoulder bag.