Before spring comes into full swing (yes, Mother Nature, we are counting), and you officially trade your long johns and layers for lighter, more colorful options, we made the search all the easier. Yes, we’ve broken down the best choices of spring pants that are sure to flatter at every, ahem, angle — no matter your size.
Short Legs — Not everyone can have legs for days, but just about anyone can fake them. A cinched high waist can not only whittle your middle, but it will also make your hips look like they begin higher and, therefore, your legs look longer. How’s that for a magic trick?
Viva Vena! High Waisted Pleat Ankle Pants, $68, available at Nordstrom.
Boyish — Don’t hesitate to dig these out of your — or your mom’s — closet. The flared fit is still alive and well, and thanks to its bell-shaped tailoring, it can automatically add sexy curvature to your linear frame.
Etro Stretch-crepe flared pants, $610, available at Net-A-Porter.
The Pear — If you’re a pear shape, you tend to be wider in the hips and backside. And while some may avoid a printed pant all together, we beg to differ. This linear scarf print along the sides of the leg will flatter your fuller hips. Just be sure to choose a loose, draped fit that won’t cling too tightly to your body.
Ohne Titel Stripe Print Slouchy Pant, $455, available at Intermix.
Botticelli Babe — It’s all about balance. For a curvier shape like yours, choose a more tailored fit that will let you show off your natural shape when balanced with clean, streamlined, and seriously flattering tailoring.
Notify Dionae cotton-blend chinos, $118.40, available at The Outnet.
Ballerina Body — The wide and cropped cut of the gaucho pant makes it a challenging shape for some, but not the ballerina body. Because of your height, the wide pant will tent open but not enough to swallow you whole, and the shortened hem will show off your leggy stature.
Uniqlo Women Easy Prints Skirt Pants, $29.90, available at Uniqlo.
The Carrot — Since your legs are the slimmest part of your body, choose a slim pair that hits just below your ankles, like this skinny pant. Pick a bold print in a bright color — another must-wear spring trend — to make your smallest proportion really pop.
Club Monaco Jessie Strawberry Fields Pants, $149.50, available at Club Monaco.
Apple — Because you tend to carry most weight in your middle, the wide-leg pant is perfect to balance your shape with a wide fit on the bottom, as well. Be sure to select a waistband that lays flat and tailor the length so that it falls perfectly with your heel height of choice.
Topshop Safari Floral Trousers, $90, available at Topshop.
Short Torso — Just because this pant is called the jogger doesn’t mean you’ll look ready to hit the gym. The activewear-inspired shape is great for a short torso as it will sit low on the hips, instantly elongating your top. Pair the bunched-at-the-ankle pant with a pair of heels to create an even longer line, all throughout.
Dorothy Perkins Blue Geo Sip Ankle Jogger, $44, available at Dorothy Perkins.
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