It’s understandable that during the holidays, we all naturally gravitate to “dressing up. That usually means reaching for a skirt with sequins or a dress with adornments. But, pants can be every bit as dressy and dramatic as a dress, and yet allow you to be as relaxed as if you’re in a pair of your fave jeans.
This season, designers have (re)turned to the pant to create striking silhouettes, but have delivered them in striking shades and soft fabrics to ensure that each extreme shape is always easy to wear.
The Bucket Waist
You’ll emphasize your waist when wearing these wide pants, but to balance the shape, tuck in fine knitwear or brave a cropped top. Always wear a high heel to elongate the legs.
In a top-to-toe palette, play with tan, sand, cream, and cappuccino shades, your silhouette will be streamlined, cleverly allowing cropped pants to make your legs appear longer.
Don’t be daunted by oversized shapes when it comes to pants… It’s all about getting the fit right. In addition to pairing with a tiny (or fitted) top, make sure the waist is perfectly nipped below the ribcage, and that the length gingerly brushes the floor.
These are not the same as your gaucho pants from 2004. This sophisticated pant is all over the runway and soon all over you. From coffee to cocktails, strap on some stilettos and hit the ground running. Pair them with that silk blouse hiding in the back of your closet because it’s just waiting to be tucked into the perfect culotte.
The Exaggerated Turn-Up
Big is better for a contemporary take on the denim turn-up, but the hem must be slightly raised from the ground to keep the pants straight. Balance with classic separates and with details such as exaggerated cuffs which subtly reflect the pant shape.