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How to Find the Best Tall Trousers For Your Shape


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Are you a tall woman struggling to find trousers that fit your shape and length? Don’t worry, because here at Long Tall Sally we are experts in curating trousers for taller women.

Finding the perfect trousers for your body type is essential for feeling confident and comfortable in your clothes. Whether you’re a pear, rectangle, hourglass, or apple shape, there are trousers out there that will flatter your figure and make you look and feel amazing.

We’ve rounded up how to find the best tall trousers for your shape, with our leg lengths up to 38″, there’s no falling short at the ankles! We’ll cover everything from the right fabrics and cuts to ensure a flattering fit. With our latest blog, you’ll be able to create a versatile wardrobe that fits and flatters your shape. Find the best trousers for tall ladies in UK sizes 8-32!

What Body Shape Am I?

  • Pear Shape – Traditionally a pear shaped figure is defined by having the hips and bottom wider than their shoulders and bust.
  • Apple Shape – Defined as having a large bust, wider shoulder line with narrow hips.
  • Rectangle Shape – Characterised by having equal bust, waist and hip measurements.
  • Hourglass Shape – Defined as a well defined waist, with hips and upper body being equally proportioned.

Best Trousers For Apple Shape

Wide-leg trousers are a great choice for those with apple-shaped figures as they offer various styling options. These designs effortlessly elongate the silhouette while balancing the midsection. During warmer seasons, opt for a lightweight pair of wide-leg linen trousers to keep cool. High-waisted designs are also well-suited to apple-shaped figures as they add a sculpted effect.

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Opt for these trend-led wide leg cargo trousers for the perfect versatile piece for your wardrobe. Featuring an adjustable belted waist and a wide leg style, these cargo trousers are ideal for creating a defined waistline and adding fullness to the lower body with it’s wide leg design. Pair with a going out top and heels for the ultimate Saturday night outfit.

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A wardrobe essential, look to these wide-leg jeans to fit and flatter your figure. Made from 100% cotton, these jeans are made with longer leg lengths up to 36″! Pair with a fitted shirt for a smart casual look around the office or opt for your favourite blouse for an everyday look.

Best Trousers For Pear Shape

If you have a pear-shaped figure, your hips are wider than your upper body, and bootcut trousers can be a great choice for highlighting this ratio. Straight-leg pants are also a good option for pear-shaped figures as they can provide a balanced and sophisticated look without changing the natural shape of the body, making them appropriate for work or formal occasions. Choosing high-waisted styles can be particularly flattering as they create the illusion of longer legs, which can lead to a more elongated silhouette.

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Look to these lightweight straight leg trousers for a comfortable flattering fit for a pear-shaped body. Designed with a higher waistline and waist-cinching elasticated waistband, these trousers offer the perfect amount fo coverage. Made with a stretchy jersey fabric, these trousers will enhance your figure and elongate your legs. We are loving this styling of a white shirt and loafers, a versatile outfit that can be worn on repeat.

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Elevate your wardrobe and flatter your pear-shaped figure with these bootcut jeans. They come with five functional pockets, a zip and button closure, and belt loops. The wider leg opening of the bootcut style helps balance out wider hips and thighs, creating a more proportionate silhouette. Style them with a basic t-shirt and a jacket for a casual look that is both stylish and flattering.

Best Trousers For Hourglass Shape

The hourglass figure is defined by a wide bust and hip measurement, with a narrower waistline. To highlight this natural curve, flared trousers are a great option and can be paired with scoop neck tops and blazers for a smart-casual look. Hourglass silhouettes can also opt for cropped trousers that graze the ankle’s narrowest point for a sleek and sophisticated fit. It’s important to balance loose-fitting clothing with tighter-fitting bottoms or tops to avoid overwhelming the frame.

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Look to these must-have flared leggings for a comfortable flattering fit. Perfect for any occasion, these LTS flared trousers are designed in longer lengths to fit your frame with leg inseams up to 36″. Featuring an elasticated waistband, higher-waisted fit and all-over ribbed finish, these stretchy trousers are set to hug your curves and elongate your legs.

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These cropped trousers are a versatile and comfortable wardrobe staple that’s perfect for the warmer weather. Made with lightweight twill fabric, they feature an elasticated waistband and adjustable drawstrings for a perfect fit. The wide leg style adds a touch of elegance and is particularly flattering for those with an hourglass shape, accentuating curves while providing a relaxed fit. Pair them with a shirt and trainers for a timeless spring/summer look.

Best Trousers For Rectangle Shape

Rectangle-shaped bodies tend to have a straight silhouette, which means that you can choose trousers that emphasize your natural shape. Look for trousers with a mid-rise or high-rise waistline and a flared or wide leg silhouette to add volume and create a more defined waistline. Choosing trousers with details like pockets, pleats, or a belt can also help add dimension to your silhouette.

Additionally, opting for trousers in bold colours or patterns can help you make a statement and showcase your personal style. With these tips, you can find the perfect trousers that flatter your rectangle-shaped body, helping you feel comfortable and confident every time you wear them.

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These pinstripe trousers are a must-have for your wardrobe, particularly flattering for those with a rectangle body shape. Made from stretchy and cosy fabric, they feature a high waistband, two side pockets, and a wide leg style. Dress them up or down for any occasion by pairing with a blazer and trainers for a stylish and sophisticated look.

Choose tall trousers that make you feel comfortable and confident. Opt for wide-leg or high-waisted trousers to balance your proportions, or choose trousers in bold colours and patterns to make a statement. You’re sure to find the perfect pair of trousers that fit like a dream right here!

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