Trousers to suit your body type

Ask any woman which item of clothing she shops for most often and you’ll soon learn that there are two staple wardrobe items most women are constantly on the hunt for; the perfect pair of jeans and the perfect pair of black trousers

 

Versatile, classic and effortlessly chic, black trousers are a must-have in every woman’s wardrobe. Dress them up with heels, a crisp white shirt and jacket, or dress them down with a simple knit and pumps, black trousers are a style essential all year round, but with so many different styles it can be challenging to find which cut is most flattering to your figure.

 

Follow our essential guide to the perfect black trousers for each body type to ensure you look your best all year round…

 

Hourglass

Those with an hourglass figure can carry off a number of different styles, but a gentle bootcut will be most flattering. Hourglasses should be careful to team their black trousers with a fitted top that fall just above the hips, as it’s important to accentuate their slim waist to avoid their bust and curvy hips giving the illusion of a bulky torso.

 

Apple-shape

Those with an apple shape should avoid straight leg trousers as they will draw the eye to your tummy area and give the illusion of additional inches. Instead try a bootcut or a gentle flare, which will accentuate your slim legs while balancing out your figure to create a flowing silhouette.

 

Pear-shape

Trousers that are flat-fronted or softly pleated are hugely flattering on pear-shaped women, as they emphasise a slimmer waist to create flattering curves rather than a bulky torso

 

Athletic figure

Good tailoring is key for those with an athletic or boyish figure. Look out for flattering, non-clingy fabrics that will add shape to your figure, and team with a simple scoop neck or V-neck top to add shape to your torso.