The perfect pair of trousers can really up your fashion game, but how do we know what style to choose? Choosing the perfect pair of trousers for you can be a frustrating experience when you don’t know what you are looking for. You want something that is flattering for your body type, camouflages any areas you feel self conscious of, while also adding versatility and style to your wardrobe.


Although everybody is different, it can be a really helpful starting point to find out what other people with a similar body type find suits them best. There are so many different styles out there that narrowing it down slightly to give you some go-to styles can be really helpful. We’ve put together this blog to help you find which trousers are commonly worn by people with a similar body type. Keep reading to find out which style is most likely to flatter your figure. 

What Trousers Suit My Body the Best?

Straight down

If your figure is quite straight and you feel like you don’t have much of a waistline, a pair of high-waisted trousers could really do wonders for your confidence. They define your midsection by bringing you in at the waist and giving you the look of having a waistline where you may feel you don’t naturally have one. For added emphasis, go for a high waisted pair of paper bag trousers. These will really bring you in at the waist while also giving you the illusion of having more shape around your hips and bum. 


The biggest tip for anyone tall looking for the perfect pair of trousers is to opt for somewhere that has a tall section. It can be really infuriating when you find your perfect pair of trousers but they are actually way too short for you and therefore ruin the entire look. Straight leg trousers are extremely flattering on taller people as they really show off the length of their legs, while offering a sleek and sophisticated style. It is also easier to get away with a pair of trousers being slightly shorter when they are straight leg. On some occasions you can have trousers lengthened that are too short, so talk to a seamstress to see what they can do!


For the most part, a petite woman wants to make themselves look taller than they are, which is why high-waisted trousers are an absolute must. The way they start at your waist makes it look like your legs are much longer than they actually are, while also giving you a flattering shape by coming in at the waist. Similarly to the tall women out there, petite women are best suited to finding a shop that offers a petite section. If you do happen to find your perfect pair and they are just too long for you, you can definitely go to a seamstress and get them tailored to be the appropriate length for you.

Apple or pear shape

If you feel like your body is most similar to an apple or pear shape, you should absolutely give wide-leg trousers a go. They create a lovely overall balance to your shape which helps to make your hips look slimmer and give you a lovely figure. Everybody has a different preference, so try out both high waisted and low rise pairs to see what you think feels the most comfortable and also gives you the look that you want from your trousers.



Women with an hourglass figure typically want to accentuate these features, which is why trousers that come in around the waist are ideal. If you are feeling brave, you should give a pair of flared trousers a try. The way these come in at the waist, tight around the thighs, and then flare out towards the bottom create a beautiful shape on any hourglass figure. You can also accentuate your waist more by adding a belt and making this the focal point of your outfit. 


The important thing to remember when you are looking for your perfect pair of trousers is that there are actually no rules, and you can wear whatever you feel best in! If you find a pair of trousers that you truly feel wonderful in, but you feel like the fit could be slightly better, it is worth having them altered.


At Alterations Boutique we offer a range of alterations services and would be more than happy to tailor your trousers to fit you perfectly.

To book an appointment, get in touch with us today!