The Pants & Jeans Style Guide

We know it, you know it, pants shopping requires a strong will and lots of patience. With all of the pant styles and denim fits out there it’s a daunting task to find the right pair. You want modern styles but still need pairs that fit well and feel good. Finding the right pair and styling them to fit your personality helps create fun, confident looks. Whether you’re choosing between jeans or trousers or trying to find the right silhouette and shape, our women’s pants fit guide will help you find your next go-to pants.

Best Pants For Your Body Type

When you’re staring at a denim wall, stacked high with everything from skinny jeans to boyfriend styles, how do you pick what’s best for you? The first step is knowing your body and choosing the right silhouettes to enhance your shape. Some of the best pants for an apple body shape is a great pair of bootcut jeans. Especially when paired with heels, bootcut jeans flatter your waistline by balancing out your body shape. For a pear body shape, you’ll want to lengthen your legs and, a pair of straight-leg pants will do the trick. Wear straight-leg jeans that flatter your curves with a top that has a bold print or pattern to draw the eye up. If your curves are less defined, finding the best pants for a rectangle body shape will help flatter your figure. We recommend a fitted pair of skinny jeans or slouchy boyfriend jeans. From slimmed legged pants to plus size fitted skinny jeans, silhouettes that are close to the body will help create curves. Another option for your body type is a relaxed pair of boyfriend jeans, available in plus sizes, with cuffed ankles to elongate your legs. Wear either of these styles with a tucked-in button-down and strappy heels for a chic look.

Pants & Jeans Length Guide

Now that you have the right style of jeans for your body shape, how do you pick the right length? If you’re taller, go with longer length jeans so they hit right at your ankles. On the petite side? Wear a pair of pants that have an inseam for petite sizes. Choosing one of these styles will help the pants fit your frame better. Whether you need to find plus size jeans for tall women or plus size pants with a short inseam, we’ve got styles for all! Once you’ve found the length that works, pick your go-to style. When it’s a warmer season, cropped pants, capri jeans or ankle length jeans are the perfect styles for sunny days. Go casual by wearing your capri denim with a skinny brown belt and sandals or dress it up with your favorite blouse and strappy heels.

Choosing The Right Fabric

When it comes to choosing the right pants, you’ll want the fabric to suit the occasion. Whether it’s summer or winter, a casual occasion or dressing for work – you want pants that are stylish, yet comfortable. If you’re heading to a more casual vibe like coffee with the girls or running errands, a pair of denim jeans is the way to go, but do you opt for a light or dark wash? Wondering what colors go with light wash jeans? Wear your light wash jeans with browns, tans or whites for a light and easy look. Wondering how to style your dark wash denim? Easily style a pair of dark wash jeans with a pair of loafers, casual button-down shirt and dangly earrings for a chic yet put-together look. When it comes to a more formal occasion, finding the best dress pants is key. Whether they’re a new pair of work pants or pants for an evening event, selecting a sleek fabric and just the right pair of comfortable dress pants is essential. An easy go-to is a classic pair of black or navy trouser pants. These are a staple in any women’s closet and can be worn with just about any of your dressy blouses. If you’re looking to turn up the style, try a pair of dress pants in a bold color or with a printed design. Pair your fun comfortable trouser pants with a solid colored top and neutral shoes to balance out the look.

We know pants shopping isn’t always easy! No matter the style you go with, you’ll find a pair that fits you and your body at Dressbarn. Discover our different lengths, fabrics and silhouettes for the perfect pants and denim your closet needs.

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