I rarely dispense fashion advice, so you can count this as one of those rare times. I was sorting through some photos that needed scanning and I was drawn to all the ones showing women wearing slacks. What struck me was how fabulous they all looked. A quick look around your local shopping street will drive home this point: Women have forgotten how to flatter themselves with a well-cut, well-fitting pair of slacks.
I do realize that a big part of the problem are the choices available in women’s ready-to-wear. Cheap fabric, skimpy cutting and the ubiquitous low rise make for a lousy pair of pants. My advice – Invest in one really good pair of black slacks that you know look good and wear them until you find another, equally fabulous pair. Seriously, forget about having a pair of cheap pants in every color of the rainbow. Cheap pants are not your friend.
After you find the perfect pair of slacks, make sure they fit. By that I mean than not only can you breathe while wearing them, you do not have to struggle in order to button the waist. You can sit without getting a wedgie.
It’s that simple. Well, not really, because the finding is the hard part. If you know (or are) a sewer who knows how to properly fit, then find a pattern you like, vintage or modern, invest in some quality wool, and soon you should have slacks success.