Friday, May 27, 2016

Best trousers for Body type A. Part 1: The cuts.

General rules for Body Type A:

  1. A skimming fit rather a tight one works best.
  2. Uncomplicated styles in all respects, like stitching, pockets, etc. The idea is to focus attention on your upper body, where all those details can be concentrated.
Other names for Body type As are: inverted triangle, pear shape, or A shape. 


  • Straight: low waist, flat front, and a full, straight leg (read ease through hip and thigh).
  • Bootcut/Flared: a subtly flared hem to provide visual balance for your hips. The actual optimal width depends on how tall you are: the wider the cut, the shorter you will appear.
  • Cropped, capri: you will be looking for the same kind of cut as above, i.e. straight, balancing cut that is not snug around the thigh.
  • Shorts: it is best to avoid shorts altogether and go for skorts or Culottes in a solid colour, or straight to A-line skirts, either in knee-length or to the ankle. No pleats! 

Best trousers for Body type A: Straight trousers

Best trousers for Body type A: Straight by Caroline Grant. Nice dressy trousers in a dark shade and a sharp crease waistband elongate the leg, further helped by the 2" heels. The straight cut accomodates hips and thighs without pulling. The blouse contrasts in colour, but draws the attention upwards and add a bit of volume with the flounces. If you click on the image you can go to Polyvore, where you can have a closer look at the brooch, because it's a beautiful vintage piece. It was designed in the 1960s by Norwegian jeweller David Andersen, is silver guilloche (an intricate pattern engraved by machine on the metal) enamel. [Style: Urban Tweed].

Jaeger  Kensington Trousers / H&M Corduroy Jacket / Mulberry Peter Som Blouse / Hispanitas Cuero Handbag / Dune Aristotle Pump Shoes / David Andersen Bird Brooch (vintage) / Sylvan Earrings / Lindex Scarf / Estée Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Red Tango / Revlon Nail Lacquer in Valentine.

Best trousers for Body type A:

Best trousers for Body type A: Bootcut by Caroline Grant. Nice firm denim in a bootcut silhouette is a great option for Body type As, especially paired with medium-heeled navy shoes. The waterfall cardigan is a great option for them too, the create a flowing line that is very flattering. [Style: Urban Tweed].

Citizens of Humanity Midrise Bootcut Jeans /  Phase Eight Waterfall Cardigan / AWear T-shirt / Dooney & Bourke Mitchell Handbag / L'Erdre Legato Shoes / Faliero Sarti Circle Scarf / Scottish Agate Brooch (Victorian antique) / Aesa Coral Earrings / Tom Ford Lipstick in Wild Ginger / Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Ginger Fire.

Best trousers for Body type A: Cropped and straight
Best trousers for Body type A: Cropped & straight by Caroline Grant. Navy and chartreuse are a great combo, plus coral lips and nails. Miz Mooz' Emily slingbacks are very cute, and are still available in a variety of colours. [Style: Urban Tweed, Ladylike with a Twist].

Dries van Noten Cropped Trousers / Jane Norman Button Bolero Top / Levi's Curve ID Denim Jacket / Radley Stables Handbag / Miz Mooz Emily Slingback Shoes / Hermès Stole Scarf / 1928 Necklace / Nars Semi Matte Lipstick in Heat Wave / Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Scarlet Chinois.

Best trousers for Body type A: Trouser-skirt
Best trousers for Body type A: Trouser-skirt by Caroline Grant. Black, white, and red is always a winning combination if you look good in those colours. The colourblock pumps are very classy with the addition of beige to B&W, and comfortable thanks to the stacked heel (always a better option than thin heels, as they offer mor support). [Style: Ladylike with a Twist].

Warehouse Culottes / Wallis Stone Spot Frill Top / Diane von Furstenberg Majorette Jacket / Dooney & Bourke Mitchell Handbag / Banana Republic Laurel Color-Block Shoes / Dior Carre Runway Silk Scarf / Dorothy Perkins Fan Necklace / Nars Semi Matte Lipstick in Heat Wave / Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Scarlet Chinois.


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This post was first published in "The Red Lipstick. Own Your Style" on September 7th 2012. It has been edited and re-posted May 27th 2016.

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