Skirts and Trousers for Body Shapes

Trousers are the more practical option for women in the 21st century however trousers are no longer unflattering like they used to be. Trousers are now fitted properly to women’s curvy shapes and can be found in a range of fabrics from linen and cotton to more luxurious silks. Women wearing pants or no longer seen as being boyish and can look feminine and sometimes even more stylish in a pair of pants then a skirt or dress!

Skirts and Trousers for Apple Shaped Women:

The main traits of your apple shaped body are:

apple shaped body

  • Larger Bust.
  • Broader Shoulders.
  • Narrower Hips
  • Less Defined Waist

Wear shorter dresses and skirts to draw the eye towards your wonderful hips and thighs. Shorter could mean about 1 to 5 inches above the knee. An A-line skirt could give you an hourglass shape.

Find skirts and pants with flat fronts or better yet those that clasp on the side or with zippers at the side or back. Avoid pockets, pleats and gathers near the waist because this will add inches to your tummy. Chiffons and silks make great skirts for Apples and you could even try bold patterns and colours with this fabric in mind.

Stay away from bottoms that are too tight or pants and skirts that are perfectly straight because these will also make you look bigger on top. Try boot-cut and flared legs for pants and A-lines for skirts to make you look leaner.

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Skirts and Trousers for Pear Shaped Women:

The main traits of your Pear shaped body are:

pear shaped woman

  • Wider hips and thighs
  • Narrower shoulders
  • Wider bottom
  • Smaller bust

A-line skirts, wraps and dresses are the best for Pears because they skim through those lovely curves without making them look baggy and unshapely.

Pants and skirts that are flat-fronted or softly pleated will emphasize your smaller waist areas.

Avoid short, tight skirts as they emphasize those problematic areas along the hips and thighs.

Avoid clingy materials like Lycra because these will define those extra bumps along the hips and thighs we’d like to hide.

Finally, remember that heels not only make you feel and look taller, they also add a few inches to your legs while making your hips and bottoms look smaller.

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Skirts and Trousers for Hourglass Shaped Women:

The main traits of your Hourglass shaped body are:

hourglass shape figure

  • Bust and hips nearly the same size.
  • Well defined waist – 9″ or more smaller than bust.
  • Full Bust.
  • Shapely Legs.

For casual dressing, the hourglass is too much woman for trousers. I mean, really. However, if you really want to dress down for shopping or hiking in the woods, try to wear trousers that are wide-legged and loose fitting and wear a pretty top that ends just below your crotch. It not only looks good on you, you feel super comfortable in it, too.

Wear ¾ length or longer skirts with a slit to make you look taller

Pencil skirts, fitted jackets and strapless dresses all suit those with an hourglass shape. Also ), fitted dresses, trousers in drapy fabrics, slims skirts, heeled shoes with rounded or peep toes.

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Skirts and Trousers for Boyish Shaped Women:

The main traits of your boyish shaped body are:

boyish woman body shape

  • Undefined Waist
  • Narrower Hips
  • Small Bust

Soft skirts with materials that flow and swing are better for you than boxy minis for example because the former create the illusion of wider hips. For nights out, a swingy bias-cut dress will look sexier with girly heels.

Pencil skirts and slender shifts play up your lean looks. You can pair this with a knit top in nearly any length, as long as it fits in a straight line that skims the body without indenting at the waistline.

Mermaid skirts, skirts that are layered and textures as well as tulip skirts create bulk but without making you look frumpy.

The new bubble shorts and skirts will give your slim hips the illusion of more curviness, they work well with a tucked in slim knit top or with a cropped top

The general rule for your body shape when is come to trousers is tailored is better. Fit matters for the boyish figure.

Linen trousers would be a great option for summer giving you and elegant look whilst keeping you cool at the same time.

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