Fashion Pants Guide: Find out how-and with what!-to wear fall's new styles. By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on August 19, 2008 @ 08:28PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Time Inc. Digital Studio Pants Guide: Find out how-and with what!-to wear fall's new styles. 01 of 10 Cropped Pants Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; Time Inc. Digital Studio WHY TRY THEM Don't be afraid to take this short cut-as long as you do it in high heels. Cropped pants are by no means leg lengtheners, but if you add height with your footwear, you'll get a fresh spin on an old classic. MORE TIPS1. Menswear fabrics, such as tweed, look modern.2. A retro bag or print blouse adds a ladylike touch. Runway look: Dolce amp GabbanaCropped pant: Wool-nylon-silk, United Colors of Benetton, $89; 800-535-4491 for stores. 02 of 10 Cropped Pants: the Complete Look Time Inc. Digital Studio Clockwise from top right:Leather Hollywood Demi bag, Steven by Steve Madden, $148; 800-747-6233 for stores. Silk Loretta top, Tocca, $194; revolveclothing.com. 14kt-gold necklace with Swarovski crystals, Gara Danielle, $385; 323-653-9600. Suede with reptile-trim Bubbles pumps, Boutique 9, $160; ninewest.com. Wool-angora-elastane jacket, Burberry, $995; burberry.com for stores. 03 of 10 Skinny Pants Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; Time Inc. Digital Studio WHY TRY THEM For a cut so sleek it's practically aerodynamic, this second-skin fit is second to none. The body-conscious silhouette is almost aggressively sexy, though, so it may not be a match for some conservative workplaces or low-key gatherings. MORE TIPS1. To slim thighs, have a tailor remove pockets.2. A loose shirt that hits mid-derriere minimizes your rear. Runway look: GucciSkinny pant: Stretch satin, DampG, $325; 800-979-3038 for stores. 04 of 10 Skinny Pants: the Complete Look Time Inc. Digital Studio Clockwise from top right:Silk-polyester Sailor top, Rory Beca, $326; 858-509-5949. Napa leather Heather boots, Botkier, $675; botkier.com. Gold-plated brass necklace, Elizabeth Cole Jewelry, $218; 888-242-4552. Wool boucle jacket, Rebecca Taylor, $450; 770-433-2989. Vintage glass, 10kt-gold and sterling-silver Caviar ring, Lori Leavitt, $395; 440-442-5652. 05 of 10 Pleated Pants Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; Time Inc. Digital Studio WHY TRY THEM We've become so conditioned to flat-front pants, that the idea of "pleats" almost seems sacrilegious. But these trousers, worn low on the waist and wide in the legs, say slouchy elegance-not pouchy midsection. MORE TIPS1. Heels make them more feminine.2. Gloves, chains and a frame bag counter the menswear vibe. Runway look: Jason WuPleated pant: Wool fleece-nylon-elastane, Sisley, $89; 800-535-4491. 06 of 10 Pleated Pants: the Complete Look Time Inc. Digital Studio Clockwise from top right:Antiqued metallic patent bag with metallic trim, Donald J Pliner, $835; donaldjpliner.com. Silk top, Khoon Hooi, $275; 404-846-6307. Leather boots, Joie, $350; visit nordstrom.com for stores. Leather gloves with silk lining, Sermoneta, $230; 212-319-5946. Wool blazer, Tommy Hilfiger, $180; visit macys.com for stores. 07 of 10 Harem Pants Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; Time Inc. Digital Studio WHY TRY THEM Fear not-no one will mistake your outfit for a leftover Aladdin Halloween costume. In general, ballooning silhouettes are most flattering on the tall and thin. However, the wider-hipped should test this cut as the extra fabric provides give. MORE TIPS1. Limit jewelry to one big piece.2. These were shown in purple on the runway, but black is a safer bet for first-timers. Runway look: Giorgio ArmaniHarem pant: Silk crepe, Porter Grey, $295; 212-229-9424. 08 of 10 Harem Pants: the Complete Look Time Inc. Digital Studio Clockwise from top right:Metal plated expandable bracelet, Ben-Amun, $80; benamun.com. Silk applique bib tunic, Falls, $218; 310-550-8355. Metallic leather Usoa sandals, Nina, $100; zappos.com. Sterling necklace, Adeline Cacheux, $485; shoplanguage.com. Leather jacket, McGinn, $546; jadorepink.com. 09 of 10 High-Waist Pants Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; Time Inc. Digital Studio WHY TRY THEM We first saw rising waistbands in jeans; now they've made their way to trousers. In high-waist pants, with cuffs covering heels, legs seem to stretch for miles. The style is ideal for those who are long in the torso, as it breaks up the midsection. MORE TIPS1. Add more texture to tweed with a chunky knit top.2. Commit to a heel height, and hem accordingly. Runway look: Oscar de la RentaHigh-waist pant: Stretch gabardine crepe, Calvin Klein Collection, $540; 212-292-9000. 10 of 10 High-Waist Pants: the Complete Look Time Inc. Digital Studio Clockwise from top right:Merino wool tie vest, Lutz amp Patmos, $475; 415-989-5395. Leather Antonela heels, Nine West, $89; ninewest.com. Bronze cuff, Colette Malouf, $375; at Henri Bendel, 800-423-6335. Crepe de chine top, Tory Burch, $295; visit neimanmarcus.com for stores. Leather bag, Lust 4 Luxe at Supplements NY, $598; zoeybloom.net.