A paperbag waist is an elegant one. Sitting at the hip with a loose bow neatly tied at the waist, a tapered trouser creates a flattering, hourglass figure while the wide-leg lengthens the silhouette. To avoid looking frumpy, tuck a graphic tee or smart shirt into the waist and wear a heeled shoe to further elevate the long and lean frame.
Shop our top picks on the market below...
Trousers with frilled waistband, €49.95 at Zara
Striped palazzo trousers, €39.95 at Zara
Bannerman trousers, €105 at Finery London
Kung Fu tapered wool pants, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania, €405 at Net-A-Porter
Wide-leg striped trousers, €60 at Topshop