The Best Black Pants for Your Body

By Woman's Day Staff


The Perfect Fit

Black pants can work wonders for your figure, but finding the right pair can be a daunting task. Which is why WD decided to go out and do the leg work (literally) for you, in search of the best slacks to fit a variety of shapes and sizes. Whether you wear them for work or play, the following trousers are guaranteed to flatter your body in fantastic style.

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Best All-Around Fit

What makes these bottoms tops: a floor-skimming hem and gentle flare that elongate and slim your lower half. Cassidy Slant Pocket Classic Flare, $24.99 TheLimited.com.






Best Skinny Best Skinny

Best Skinny

Perfect for tucking into trendy ankle boots, this slim part-pant, part-legging has a forgiving cut around the hips and thighs. Really Skinny Pants, $59.50; Gap.com.







Best Everyday for Plus Sizes Best Everyday for Plus Sizes

Best Everyday for Plus Sizes

Thanks to an adjustable button-tab waist and plenty of stretch, these pants flatter your curves. Classic Stretch Trouser, $59.50; LaneBryant.com.








Best Leg Lengthener Best Leg Lengthener

Best Leg Lengthener

The front seam that extends from waist to ankle on this skinny pair helps create a long, slim line that adds inches to short gams. Petite Scuba Lean Trousers, $79.50; Loft.com.






Best Butt Lifter Best Butt Lifter

Best Butt Lifter

A spandex panel in the seat raises your rear end to new heights. Flat welt pockets in back keep bulk at bay. The Butt-Lifter Pant, $69; Spiegel.com.







Best High-Waisted Best High-Waisted

Best High-Waisted

With a navelgrazing rise and pocketless front, these trousers have a sleek silhouette that lengthens short frames. Jones New York Flat-Front Pants, $47.97; LordandTaylor.com.






Best Wide Leg Best Wide Leg

Best Wide Leg

Woven with plenty of spandex, this chino glides over-and visually balances- below-the-belt trouble spots. Slim Pants, $44; Spiegel.com.







Best Dressy Best Dressy

Best Dressy

Slightly shiny fabric and a straight fit make for timeless after-dark elegance. MNG by Mango Pant, $29.75; JCPenney.com.







Best Straight Best Straight

Best Straight

For the truly trend-resistant: The classic cut of this pair works with any top you own. The Christie Fit Straight Leg Pant, $39.50; VictoriasSecret.com.







Best Tummy Trimmer Best Tummy Trimmer

Best Tummy Trimmer

Talk about black magic. Slip into these slacks and the ultrawide (and slightly stretchy) waistband makes tummy pudge- poof! -disappear. Apt. 9 Maxwell Straight-Leg Pants, $48; Kohls.com.






Best Skinny for Plus Sizes Best Skinny for Plus Sizes

Best Skinny for Plus Sizes

Bulk-free faux pockets and a roomier ankle opening prove that tapered trousers don't have to add inches to hips and thighs. Attention by Kmart Slim Fit Pant, $14.99; Kmart.com stores.






Best Thigh Slimmer Best Thigh Slimmer

Best Thigh Slimmer

A slight flare at the hem visually balances ample thighs, and the flat front keeps the hip area smooth and streamlined. Essential Wide-Leg Trousers, $32.50; OldNavy.com.







Best for Curvy Hips Best for Curvy Hips

Best for Curvy Hips

Bye-bye gapping! The stretchy contoured waist hugs a tiny middle, while the generous cut through the hips has you covered. Dockers Addison Sure Fit Trouser Pants, $34.99; Kohls.com.





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