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>Get A Leg Up On Fashion: How To Choose Pants That Will Leave’Em “Panting”

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By Mia Bolaris-Forget

Truth be told, that while I can, and often do feel classically feminine and sexy in just the right dress, I’m more of a pants gal. And, worn the right way, pants form suits to sweats CAN be sexy. And, if you want to leave your man “panting”, experts suggest knowing which styles most flatter your best assets.

Long-Legged Ladies: Experts suggest men’s style pants or “trousers” with a low waist, wider, fuller cuff and leg to add volume and detract attention from the length of your legs. They also suggest cropped styles for showing off your sexy gams. On the other hand, try to steer clear of stovepipe or cigarette “cuts”. They tend to reveal most flaws and make long-legged lasses look lanky.

Keep in mind that pants should sit just a slight bit above the bottom of your heal, so try to hem them with the heel height you’ll most be wearing them with. And, remember that pants made from natural fibers may have a tendency to slightly shrink.

Ladies With “Short” And “Stout” Silhouettes: For a sexy signature look steer clear of pants with too much business or details, especially in the areas you DON’T want to draw attention to. Opt instead for more streamlined styles such as straight leg of slight boot cuts that allow the eye to follow your frame in fluidity, rather than by breaking it up with front pockets and a deluge of details. Experts also advise wearing your pants just a bit below your belly button to give a longer, leaner look to your legs. And, you may also want to steer clear of capris or wide silhouettes and cuffs.

Middle Management Mademoiselles: Ladies with thicker middles should look for pants that rest just below the belly button to detract attention from a less than perfect mid-section. A note of caution: avoid waistlines that are “too” low and will result in belly overhang, but “do” choose those featuring Lycra and that sit smoothly up front.

Steer clear of wider legs pants with cuffs, since they tend to draw attention to your middle. Also keep away from pockets, pleats, and designs that will add additional fullness to the top of your pants, and your not-so-taught tummy.

“Hippy”-Chicks: Ladies blessed with childbearing hips should look for pants with added fullness in the thighs and well as styles that have a straight line from the hip to the knee. And, you may also want to look for larger back pockets that will minimize your rear view.

Experts suggest keeping away from low rise pants that sit directly ON the hips drawing attention to the area, as well as large patters along your hips, rear, and thighs.

Petite Femmes: These gals should look for low-rise and boot-cut silhouettes. According to experts, pants that sit lower, keeps pants proportionate to your petite frame, while the boot cut gives you curves. You can also use your smaller, slighter frame to take advantage of bolder prints and patterns.
However, experts suggest avoiding flared cut or too lean silhouettes such as bell-bottoms, which may be too overpowering, or cigarette pants, which may make you look too thin. You may also want to stay away from too many embellishments, which again may be a bit much for your smaller frame.

Fall Must Haves:

According to fashion aficionados, falling fashionably into fall means having the following pants on hand.

· Stovepipe Pants: For petite figures and lean shapes

· Slouchy Slacks: For ladies who need some extra room in the rump and leg area. Can be worn cuffed or un-cuffed and can be feminine, fun, and fancy, for gals with a “boyish” build.

· Slim Slacks: Pants with a narrow ankle, best for petite gals

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