Pants Guide: Find out how-and with what!-to wear fall's new styles.

High-Waist Pants: the Complete Look
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Pants Guide: Find out how-and with what!-to wear fall's new styles.

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Cropped Pants

Dolce & Gabbana, United Colors of Benetton, 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 TIPS
1. Menswear fabrics, such as tweed, look modern.
2. A retro bag or print blouse adds a ladylike touch.

Runway look: Dolce amp Gabbana
Cropped pant: Wool-nylon-silk, United Colors of Benetton, $89; 800-535-4491 for stores.

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Cropped Pants: the Complete Look

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.

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Skinny Pants

Gucci, D&G, 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 TIPS
1. To slim thighs, have a tailor remove pockets.
2. A loose shirt that hits mid-derriere minimizes your rear.

Runway look: Gucci
Skinny pant: Stretch satin, DampG, $325; 800-979-3038 for stores.

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Skinny Pants: the Complete Look

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.

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Pleated Pants

Jason Wu, Sisley, 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 TIPS
1. Heels make them more feminine.
2. Gloves, chains and a frame bag counter the menswear vibe.

Runway look: Jason Wu
Pleated pant: Wool fleece-nylon-elastane, Sisley, $89; 800-535-4491.

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Pleated Pants: the Complete Look

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.

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Harem Pants

Giorgio Armani, Porter Grey, 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 TIPS
1. 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 Armani
Harem pant: Silk crepe, Porter Grey, $295; 212-229-9424.

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Harem Pants: the Complete Look

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.

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High-Waist Pants

Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein Collection, 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 TIPS
1. Add more texture to tweed with a chunky knit top.
2. Commit to a heel height, and hem accordingly.

Runway look: Oscar de la Renta
High-waist pant: Stretch gabardine crepe, Calvin Klein Collection, $540; 212-292-9000.

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High-Waist Pants: the Complete Look

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.

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