Are You Wearing The Wrong Pants?

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Thanks to the stereotype-busting ways of Coco Chanel, most of us modern ladies wear pants every day, which is why it’s so important to know which style flatters you. While we agree that trends are enticing, there are certain styles that look particularly great on one body type but leave a lot to be desired on others (we’re looking at you, high-waisted culottes). We’ve already shown you how to find the right swimsuit and dress for your figure, so now we’re helping you find the best pant for your shape. Go ahead, embrace your assets.

Vanessa Jackman

The Right Pant

You have: a straight silhouette with minimal curves.

Look for: flowing printed or patterned options to add interest. Extra points for finding a style that accentuates the waist like this embellished belt.

You have: a short stature.

Look for: high-waisted cropped trousers to elongate your legs without drowning you in fabric.

You have: substantial upper legs.

Look for: straight-leg pants that skim your thighs then fall to the ground to create a long, clean line.

You have: a long, lean frame.

Look for: cropped culottes to balance your height with a little volume.

You have: either an hourglass or pear-shaped bod with a full derriere or wide hips.

Look for: flares that'll balance your larger behind for a flattering, hourglass silhouette.