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All About Womens Pull On Trousers

Womens pull on trousers are trousers that can be easily pulled on and do not require any additional fastenings, such as buttons or a front fly zip, although some pull-on trousers may have them as a design feature. Pull-on trousers offer the ultimate in comfort and, these days, there is also no reason to compromise on style. Here is a brief guide to the different kinds of women's pull-on trousers that are widely available:

Jeggings and Leggings

Jeggings and leggings are both pull-on trousers. They have elasticated waistbands and fall to the ankle, or the calf if a cropped length. Leggings and jeggings are designed to cling to the leg, but jeggings are made from a more substantial fabric- usually denim with a high percentage of elastane- and have the appearance of skinny jeans.

Both styles of garments are extremely comfortable to wear and are flattering to most body shapes, especially if styled in a flattering way. Loose flowing tops, such as smocks, are the most slimming style for ladies with apple and pear body types as the fabric flows of the tummy and hips and draws the eye downwards, and makes the legs look slender. Leggings can be bought in numerous colours and patterns. Good quality leggings tend to be made from thick and long-lasting fabric, unlike the cheapest sort.

Sportswear Pull-On Trousers

The bottom half of a tracksuit is a type of pull-on trouser. Jogging bottoms are often made from a polyester cotton mix, with a fleece-like feel to the inside of the trouser leg. The waistband is elasticated so that the trouser can be easily pulled on. The waistband may sometimes be adjusted with a drawstring feature. Other types of women's sports and leisure pull-on trousers include yoga pants- these tend to be made of a stretch jersey; ski pants- like leggings but with a 'stirrup' to prevent the ankles from riding up; and cycling shorts. Cycling shorts are usually made of lycra and fit very closely to the skin to minimise wind resistance. They always have a pull-on style elasticated waistband.

Tailored Pull-On Trousers

There are comfortable tailored trousers to suit every body shape, so it is possible to look stylish and feel great. Pull-on trousers are a particularly good fashion choice when travelling or on holiday as it can be very uncomfortable to travel when wearing trousers with a tight waistband, or one that starts to dig in after eating a large meal. Fortunately, there are many reputable brands that stock attractive tailored pull-on trousers, such as Peter Hahn, Brax and NYDJ. When buying a pair of pull-on trousers, the fit is really important, so always try them on first. If you are petite, it is worth looking at trousers that are available in a range of short sizes. Pull-on trousers with a permanent crease would be perfect for packing to take on holiday especially if made from a low crease fabric such as viscose.

Styling tailored pull-on trousers is easy. For a classic look, choose pull-on tailored trousers in a muted colour, such as a soft blue or brown, and wear with loafers or court shoes. You could wear them with a long-sleeved top or blouse, perhaps with a pretty ditsy print, in a matching colour. To dress up a pair of womens pull-on trousers, you could wear them with a pair of smart heels and a clingy jersey scoop-necked top. You can always make an outfit look more glamorous by choosing the right accessories, such as a dainty gold locket or a pair of bohemian earrings.

Jersey Pull-On Trousers

Some pull-on trousers are made of jersey and these have a slinkier, looser feel than tailored trousers. For an up-to-to-the-minute cutting edge look, wear jersey trousers in a small black and white geometric print with elasticated ribbing at the waistband and hems of the trouser legs. Team with either black high heels or ballet slippers and a black or white top. Jersey pull-on trousers that are loose and comfortable are ideal to wear in the summer months as they are cool to wear in the heat. Wear with pretty sandals and a simple t-shirt for a daytime look that would be great for going to the beach or relaxing at home.

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