How to wear paper bag waist pants

10. Juni 2019

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A key silhouette for this spring/summer, the paper bag waist pants are one of the most flattering trousers you will ever own; the wide waist pulled in by a belt makes your waist look wasp thin and hide any extra love handle you might have, and the wide legs fall straight down, creating a feminine and chic silhouette.

The comfortable paperbag trousers, another trend from our beloved ’80s, come in all types of fabrics, from cotton to luxurious silk, and different cuts, with wide legs, tapered legs or cropped legs.

Cotton and denim paper bag pants paired with a nice T-shirt and kickers make a cool casual look. For your office outfit, wear linen paperbag trousers with a shirt or any office-appropriate blouse, a blazer and chic slingback pumps, and you can also wear these flattering pants in a luxurious fabric to go out at night with some killer heels and bold earrings.

Although they work best for the hour-glass body shape since they emphasize the waist, by choosing the right fit and the right styling, anyone can wear this season essential and look fabulous.

You can pair paper bag waist pants with T-shirts, buttoned shirts and pullovers, but it is crucial to tuck your top in the ruffled waist to balance the proportions. And talking about proportions, if you are rather Petite, you might want to wear models with cropped legs and add some hight with heels or wedges, since the paperbag pants can make you look shorter.

If you are big busted or have no waist, opt for paperbag trousers that don’t add too much volume around the waist, better wear models that are more like high-waisted pants with a belt that sits lower than the top of the pants.