FASH­ION

Fash­ion ed­i­tor Corinne Tud­den­ham-Finn turns her style eye to trousers and sorts out which shape is per­fect for you.

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Who’s wear­ing the trousers?

Trousers ... we all love them, they’re the eas­i­est choice when it comes to day­time fash­ion, cov­er­ing up all man­ner of wor­ries and woes. But we’re all made in dif­fer­ent shapes and sizes, and there’s not re­ally one trouser style that fits all.

As we age, our bod­ies change shape, es­pe­cially around the midrift, so now is a good time, as we head into a new spring sea­son, to de­ter­mine what body shape we are and what type of trousers suits our per­son­al­ity, shape and style. Let’s break down the five main body shapes and find out which one has our own name on it.

The best place to start is with me. Like An­gela Rip­pon, I’ve got long legs ... dancer’s legs! Our body shape is tall and straight, which calls for trousers that look great with a high waist. The only draw­back is that some­times trousers aren’t long enough when you want them to be. But a new com­pany hit the mar­ket in Jan­uary 2017, which could pro­vide just the an­swer. What I didn’t re­alise is that in the UK, there are more than 1.8 mil­lion women over 5ft 9ins - pre­cisely my height - who strug­gle to find cloth­ing to fit. Sleeves are never long enough, trousers cut off just above the an­kle ... it re­ally is very frus­trat­ing.

Laura Crabb has founded a new com­pany to pro­vide beau­ti­ful cloth­ing for longer and leaner frames. She says: “Get­ting dressed in the morn­ing shouldn’t be the first thing a woman strug­gles with each day – frankly, we’ve got bet­ter things to do. If you’re in ill-fit­ting clothes, it both­ers you and re­stricts you from be­ing your best pos­si­ble self.” And she’s quite right! Laura de­cided to do some­thing about it and launched North Cloth­ing, an on­line com­pany which caters for women, 5ft 9ins and over.

Corinne Tud­den­ham- Finn ex­plains how to choose the right style trouser for your fig­ure - start­ing with long legs like hers. Pic­ture: VOUZ! Pho­tog­ra­phy

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