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. With limited choices and styles, it can be challenging to find the perfect pair. Here are my essential tips to help you select the best style for your figure:
1. Make sure the hemline ends at the narrowest part of your leg. This is the number one most important rule of buying (and wearing) cropped pants. If it stops at the widest part of your calf, your legs will appear larger and shorter.
2. Pleats? Please, don’t. They only serve to add volume where you want to minimize it. Opt for a smooth front to keep you looking slim and trim.
3. How about cuffs? Cuffs are best on those with long, nimble legs and should be avoided on those with short legs. Cuffs can actually make your legs look shorter.