The reason they are so flattering to petite women is they draw people’s attention above your natural waist line and make your legs look longer.
Flared pants are one of the most flattering leg shapes for petite women, because they are fitted from hips to thighs, and start to widen under your knees.
Anything wide will expand you horizontally, and (sadly) make you look shorter. Sorry, that’s just a fact and how our eyes work. But, what you can do to counter that is by going vertical.
The color can blend with the the color of your skin. Therefore, even if you are wearing ankle length, they will not make your legs look cut off.
Cigarette pants is a classic wardrobe staple that you should definitely own, because it goes with almost any outfit (casual or formal) and it works on most petite body types.
Paper bag pants come with a belt, which is a great design for those of us who do not have much natural waist definition (like myself). Having the belt is going to give the eye a very clear signal of a defined waist.
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