How to Wear Cropped Pants

Cropped pants, capris, clamdiggers. They may be known by many names but these short pants have become known and loved by women of all ages, shapes and sizes, and with good reason. Cropped pants offer a cool alternative to full-length trousers or jeans and are perfect for when the weather starts heating up. As popular as they are, wearing cropped pants can be a bit trickier than you’d think. Here are a few tips to help you select the best style for your figure:

1/ The Long and Short of It

Make sure the hemline ends at the narrowest part of your leg. If it stops at the widest part of your calf, your legs may appear heavier and shorter.

2/ To Pleat or Not to Pleat

Pleats? Please, don’t. They only serve to add volume where you want to minimize it (the tummy area).

3/ Off the Cuff

Cuffs are best on those with long, nimble legs and should be avoided on those with short, heavy legs.  They can make your legs look visually heavy, especially if the cuffs are wide.

4/ A Slim Line

Opt for cropped pants that have slim, straight or barely flared legs. They’ll balance out hips and keep you proportional.  Avoid full, baggy legs.

5/ Elongate Your Legs

To create an elongated leg line pair your cropped pants with heels or some of the season’s hottest wedges. Flat, chunky can look dowdy appearance.

So now your only real dilemma with wearing cropped pants should be choosing a print or color!  I’m a prints gal, myself, but go with what lights you up!

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