What to look for: First and foremost, wear a pant style that you’re comfortable in. Many women find the low-rise look too young and uncomfortable, so a high-rise look can be more flattering for some. “Fewer pleats in the trousers create a slimmer mid section,” says Kelly Millar, a fashion and image consultant from KM Image Consulting in Toronto. Showcasing your middle may not be on your fashion to-do list but these pants can flatter if worn correctly and chosen carefully. “Less is more,” emphasizes Millar.
How to wear it: “A fitted top is a must to achieve a lean and balanced look,” Millar says. Also, pair it with a set of heels to make your legs look extra long. By adding a heel or a wedge, you are creating height and allowing some give on those extra inches of material. “Remember to bring a pair of heels with you to the tailor,” says Millar. Get them hemmed to a one-inch minimum from the ground, Millar recommends. Flats also work with this style but heels are a more formal, slimming option.
Accessorize it: When it comes to wearing these trousers, keep the rest of your ensemble relatively simple and clean, says Millar. Try a belt to cinch in your waist – it can be any size or colour. Keep your hair and makeup simple so the look doesn’t read too retro. “Don’t forget to layer on a chunky knit scarf — this is an ultimate look for autumn,” says Millar.
Day to night: Wear these trousers with a fabulous cropped blazer or fur vest for day or night, says Millar. For an evening look that stands out, tuck in a silk tank with minimal detailing. The luxe material will make the outfit nighttime-worthy.
A little hit of style: If you want to try this trend without committing, pick a mid-rise pant to get a similar look. And remember – stick with simple and sleek silhouettes up top to balance out the trouser’s volume.