Womens Capri Pants
"Look Casual-Chic in Cropped Pants"
You either love or hate womens capri pants, but I'm definitely loving the look because I simply adore how chic and casual a pair of cropped boyfriend jeans and chino pants look worn with a basic tee and a nice jacket or cardigan. Look the picture to your right (below) and you'll see what I mean. *Drool*.
Cropped pants are a great alternative to shorts - which can be worn for chilly nights, dressy casual occasions, or if you just hate baring your legs in shorts.
For some, capri pants give them a heart failure and many are even trying to discourage people from buying these 'comfy-mommy' pants. And that's because, unfortunately:
If you're petite, they can make you look shorter.
If you're pear shaped, they can make you look heavier.
If you have short legs, they can make them look shorter.
If you have muscular legs, they can make them look thicker.
Types of Cropped PantsCropped pants are usually classified into two categories, based on the length - walk shorts and capri pants:
They are cropped anywhere from just above the knee to the widest part of the calf. Examples are those slinky clamdiggers, bermudas and culottes (which have a flared hem).
I personally despise walk shorts that fall right on the widest part of the calves because they make my muscular legs look stubby and shorter.
So what is the golden length for walk shorts?
Experiment with a long skirt or dress and raise it right on your mid-calves and you'll notice how much thicker your
legs will look. However shorts that end above the knee are more flattering and give a leg lengthening effect.
However, if you add a pair of heels, you'll be able to counter the shortening effect of the calf-length pants.
They're cropped anywhere between below the calf to above the ankle. I like this length lot because it sports a relaxed and chic, summer look.
But if we go back to reality - this beat is a little tricky to pull off without committing height suicide, but the strategy here is to choose a pair of capris that are:
.. and not least, pair them with heels to slim down your ankles and calves - and make yourself look taller :o)
Womens Capri Pants Ankle Length/Macy's, Jcrew, HSN
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How to Select the Perfect
To give you a quick overview of what to have in mind when choosing a pair of cropped pants, here is a set of guidelines to follow:
Wedge Heels with Womens Capri Pants/Macy's
Yes, even the tallest super-model woman can look funny with ballerinas and flared hem, so choose carefully and stay AWAY from ankle length flared/wide capri hems!
Back to the choice of shoes; assuming you're wearing tapered capri pants, you can choose from a wide variety of flats. However narrower, slightly pointy toes
win the look.
Wearing capris with heels
Another type of popular shoe type that look fantastic with capri pants are sandals with heels. I just love how they give capris a fresh breath of air :o) The heel has to be at least 2 inch tall to provide a flattering effect.
For dressy occasions, opt for thinner heels, more like stilettos. But for everyday wear go for wedge heel, espadrilles and chunky (not heavy) heels gladiator sandals.
Create a streamlined silhouette
When deciding on what shoes to wear with the capri pants, you may want to create an unbroken line from hem to toe with minimal material that compliments rather
than competes with your pants. Shoes that are the same color as the capris are a good choice. For example: White capris with white, nude-colored shoes.
Dark blue denim with black or dark brown sandals.
2. Right Length: If you have muscular legs or/and thick calves, never buy pants that fall down to the widest part
3. Right Shoes: Narrow, pointy toes and heels win the capri pants
These 3 pointers are especially important if you are: petite, bottom-heavy, short legged, and or thick legged.