Today in our series on wardrobe basics, I am going to talk about the perfect pair of black pants. Black pants are the first key piece to a wardrobe. Dress the pants up or down depending on what you add as a top/accessories. Black pants are the anchor to your wardrobe and must be comfortable.
Wardrobe Basics-Perfect Pair Of Black Pants For Women Over 50
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Chose figure-flattering styles for your perfect pair of black pants such as the trouser or straight cut. Look for pants with NO pleating and no or small pockets. Pants need to fit correctly, not wrinkle and travel well. The great news is newer pants style have tons of stretch, higher waist, and flat waistbands giving you a smooth, figure-flattering silhouette. Look for material such a ponte knits for super comfort and easy travel.
Wardrobe Basics- Black Pants For Exercise/Athleisure
The yoga pant is a flexible, form-fitting pant for yoga and other physical activities that involve bending and stretching such as aerobics and pilates. These pants have blends of cotton, lycra/spandex giving the pants a soft, smooth finish. Many women wear them every day. With the athleisure trend, add casual yoga style pants to your wardrobe in addition to the black trouser for everyday activities.
Black Pants-Finding The Correct Length For Shoes
I actually have 2 pairs of black trouser style pants. One pair the length is perfect to wear with flats, and the other is longer to wear with heels for dressier occasions. Also, I have a pair of cropped black pants that are my go-to pants for summer/early fall. We are seeing more pants in petite, short, ankle, regular, long lengths which makes it easier to find pants to fit your body and shoes.
Wardrobe Basics- Shopping For Black Pants
Boston Proper- Beyond Travel Pants
Basic Straight Style Boston Proper – Travel Pant
Perfect For Summer Boston Proper- Travel Cropped Pant
The Trouser Pant Can Be Dressed Up Or Down Depending On The Occasion –Boston Proper- Travel Trouser Pant
Lots Of Options For Plus Size Women- Here Is A Great Everyday Pant-Style & Co Plus Size Tummy-Control Boot Cut Yoga Pants
Petite Women Have So Many Options- Look For Short, Ankle, And Petite Sizing- Style & Co Petite Tummy-Control Boot Cut Yoga Pants
How Many Black Pants Do I Need?
I currently have 6 black pants in my closet, the Beyond Travel Cropped Pant, 2 pairs NYDJ Ponte Knit Trouser Pants , 2 pairs of Vince Camuto Pull-On Flared Leg Pants which I wear like yoga pants. Also, I have a pair of black Chico’s Travelers Velvet Pants for holidays and special occasions.
As a pear-shaped body type, I want to have a nice collection of black pants to wear for any occasion. If you are an apple shape body type you might want to have more tan, light grey, or even white pants in your wardrobe.
In the end, everyone needs at least 1 pair of comfortable, well fitted, trouser cut black pants that they can dress up or down. Anything after that is your own body type, preference, or lifestyle.
With stores stocking up for the holiday season, now is a great time to do your wardrobe check and decide if you need to add a pair or two of black pants to your wardrobe.
Need to do a wardrobe check? Here is my list of the basics you need to have in your closet.