Sample Results

Notes:

Pants or trousers that taper in width from the thigh to the ankle.

Tapering is an effective way of visually slimming and elongating the lower body. When teamed with pointed toe, high heels the effect can be amazing.

Tapered pants/trousers should not be tight at the thigh.

Styles that are lined will fall beautifully, be the most flattering and last the longest.

Styles with subtle stretch are also comfortable and long lasting.

Do not select if the hemline is less than 38cms (15in) in circumference.

Best worn with an open jacket, over-shirt or sweater, in a low hip or longer length.

Pant Width for Sample

- If the waistband of your pants have belt loops and you plan to tuck your top in, you will need a belt to complete the look. Your belt should be half a centimetre narrower than the loops. The correct size of belt will be one that is long enough to do comfortably up on the third hole.

- Avoid stretch pants that have more than four percent of a stretch e.g., elastin. The higher percentage of elastic fibre The more likely The fabric will stretch out of shape in high stress areas e.g., The knee. Two to four percent is all that is required for extra movement, a comfortable fit and a flattering appearance.

- Try to avoid pants with side pockets. If pockets already exist have the insert removed and the pocket sewn up.

- Buy pants that fit well over your hip, bottom and thighs. Have the waist band taken in as necessary.

- Pant and trouser styles have been selected that lengthen your legs and visually slim your overall appearance. Avoid high waist styles in favour of classic waistbands and waistbandless styles. These will be more comfortable and will visually elongate your torso. Styles that are slim to medium wide in the width will lengthen and visually slim your body while wide legs styles will make you appear shorter and heavier. To dress up your pants add a shoe with a medium to high heel.

- Wear tummy, thigh and bottom shapewear to further enhance the look.

Pant Width