Statement Trousers To Suit Your Body Shape
Feb 17 2018Street styleby Kate Russell
Trousers are huge in fashion right now. They’ve taken over from denim, they’re the everyday choice to take you from office to dinner, and with heels or flats, there is a perfect pair for every modest fashionista. Trousers made it onto the list for our modest wardrobe overhaul blog in January this year and our Modisme stylists believe if you haven’t yet invested in some statement trousers, now is the time to do it.
With so many options in styles and shapes for trousers, you really can find the perfect pair to flatter every body shape. So, continuing with our body shape blogs, our Modisme gang have gone on the hunt to discover some top picks in statement pants to rock this season.
From low-slung, wide-leg to chic, high-waisted cigarette pants, take a look through our picks below to discover our best outfit ideas for you, incorporating the season’s hottest stand-out trousers, broken down into our 5 different body shapes.
As we’ve said before, the apple shape is all about creating balance throughout the bottom half of the figure. So, trousers with volume and added shape, like a flare, help to create this. This pair from Etro are very on-trend and the floral print will work perfectly for spring. Apples should opt for low and mid-rise trousers, as high-waisted will cut off in the least flattering area of the tummy. Wide-leg shapes, worn with heels, can really help to elongate the figure. Try these pleated low-rise trousers from ASOS in a dazzling jewel palette.
For rectangle ladies, you’re looking to add shape where you can, creating the illusion of an hourglass, where the figure is straighter throughout the waist and hips. High-waisted is great to create this, it elongates the legs and helps to widen the hips, nipping in at the waist. Trousers with a built-in belt and excess volume through the hips and thighs, like these Sea trousers, do this brilliantly. Tapered trousers, rather than straight leg, ensure you create a curve from hip to ankle, or try a pair like these Maison Rabih Kayrouz with super-high waist band and exaggerated wide leg.
For cone shapes, like apples, volume in the trouser is key. With wider shoulders, you need to create balance, so wide-leg and harem styles work great. High waists and wide-leg in either full length, or cropped like this Natasha Zinko pair, are perfect. The added detail draws more attention to the lower half. These Chloe pants with volume, cuffed ankle and a high-waist are the ideal shape for a cone to try out.
Pears look great in a high-waist trouser, creating more of an hourglass effect, and can also do mid-waisted fabulously. A straight or boot cut is particularly flattering for a pear, falling elegantly from the hip. Try a structured pair like these Sandro’s, in on-trend pastel pink or this stylishly tailored pair from Thom Browne.
Hourglass shapes look great in trousers and tailored, high-waisted styles are most flattering. Some extra volume looks most elegant, so wide-leg, boot-cut and soft flares are key. These cropped styles from Natasha Zinko and Roksanda are ultra-glam for the evening with strappy heels or try these bold, red Alice + Olivia’s, to show the office exactly who’s boss.
Whatever body shape you’re blessed with, start your statement trouser search by looking through our hints and tips on styling options. There is the perfect choice for you, so let us know which bold, modest trousers you opt for this season by tagging #modismeloves on Instagram