White pants season is upon us, but they can be tricky to pull off if you haven’t been watching your diet very closely—and maybe growing a few extra inches.
Buy a pair with flare and stretch:
These Hudson Jeans Bootcut pants ($154)—the flare style elongates legs (especially—see next tip—with heels) and the stretch is forgiving, if you’ve had a bad food day. Or week.
We prefer a camel colored sandal with a wooden sole for the neutral color – it’s not too jarring against stark-white jeans. Wearing a heel is the quickest way we know to make legs look thinner, and, obviously, longer.
Pair with a long tank or tee:
A good rule of thumb for both leggings and white jeans – even if you are tall and thin – is to pair them with a shirt that goes a few inches past the hips. Add a cardigan or a (blue) denim jacket that’s slightly shorter for a slimming proportion.
Wear a seamless, nude thong:
The last thing you want is the unflattering lines and bulges that can come from wearing granny panties with white denim. Always go with a nude thong—or in the other direction with a pair of flesh-colored SPANX—but never full-coverage underwear.
Originally published on She Finds