They may go by some rather pedestrian names — culottes, clamdiggers, floods - but these pants are truly sophisticated. Like skinnies, they show off your fabulous shoes yet have a welcome ease that makes them feel decidedly spring-like. (As the weather warms up, who doesn’t love a pair of trousers that swoosh as you walk?) Consider these the cream of the crop.
HOW TO WORK IT
Hems were all over the map (or, rather, the shin), but the most flattering length? An inch above the ankle. Boxy tops and jackets balance the width of the pants. They were shown on the runway with both flats and heels, but opt for the latter if you’re on the shorter side. Wide pants can overwhelm petite figures.
Runway photos: (left to right) Proenza Schouler, Etro, Emporio Armani, Lyn DevonRead MoreLess