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Shape Shopping for Trousers

Finding the right trousers is a challenge at any stage - whether you are online or staring a rack full of pants. We have a number of trouser styles – true mostly in black – but then again you can’t go wrong with the right pair of black pants. They tend to be flattering on all body types and go with everything. Use your top half to add colour.

From experience & extra research I have added some styling, shape & colour information to the descriptions. This is obviously not gospel but I hope it helps.  Because I have had some of the pieces for a while you will find some excellent value. The styles are timeless, the quality is lovely and they will last. Of coruse if you buy a pair of trousers that are not quite perfect, they can easily be returned.

Some of the measurements and photos are being updated. If you would like more information please email me at carol@belleetik.com

What Shape Are You

First of all, what suits us boils down to God given assets, our body shape and colouring. While exercise, dieting, hair colour and tanning make us (generally) look like better versions of ourselves, you can’t change nature but instead celebrate what you’ve got.

Below is an overview of the key shapes and their traits, taken from  http://www.look-fabulous.com/ -

Apple

The main traits of your apple shaped body are:

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

Your assets to highlight are your arms, legs and decolltage

Trouser Type: Look for boot cut, straight leg trousers and  wide leg trousers  ideally wear them to the floor with a heel to lengthen the leg. Check out FIN Jean and PeopleTree Everyday and Boyfriend Trousers.

Pear

The main traits of your Pear shaped body are:

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

Your assets to highlight are your narrow waist and torso and curves

Trouser Types - Avoid hip pockets and embellishment at the hip. Look for wide leg jeans or trousers in a darker colour. Check out FIN jeans and PeopleTree Everyday and Boyfriend Trousers.

Hourglass

The main traits of your Hourglass shaped body are:

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

Your assets to highlight are you curves. You have the figure that we all aspire to : )

Trouser Style : All trouser style look good on this shape. However define the waist with high waisted trousers. Check out – Tuxedo Trousers, Numanu Cropped Trousers and Unicorn Tapered Trousers

Boyish Figure

The main traits of your boyish shaped body are:

  • Undefined Waist
  • Narrower Hips
  • Small Bust

Your main asset is a slim body. Don’t forget to add in some curves.

Trouser Types – most styles suit this figure. But add volume to create curves with the Article 23 Tuxedo Trouser and Unicorn Tapered Trouser

 

Other References include : www.Style-makeover-hq.com - very knowledgeable and www.thestyleaficionado.com with some nice tips and to see some celebs that share your shape visit http://www.look-fabulous.com/celebrities.html

Also the book”Off the Rail - Love Your Look” from Sonja Reynolds and Brendan offered some good tips 

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