Paperbag pants: why this figure wonder suits everyone and how you combine it

 Paperbag pants conjure up a dream waistline and are wonderfully comfortable. In which shapes you can find them, which model best fits which figure and how you combine the whole thing, we'll tell you here!

Paperbag pants get their name because of their waistband: It sits high in the waist and looks like a paper bag that you squeeze at the top with one hand - the hand would be the waist in this picture. A tie belt is characteristic of the trousers, but normal belts also sit perfectly on the paperbag waistband. The slightly ruffled fabric protruding over the waistband or belt creates a special effect.

Paperbag pants: which figure are they particularly suitable for?

The fashion trend has been with us for several seasons and has what it takes to become a long -term hit : especially in summer, jeans and co. Simply cannot keep up with the airy, casual elegance of paperbag trousers. Unlike many fashion trends, the trousers with the eccentric name are also suitable for every figure: They not only suit a Gigi Hadid, but also a Melissa McCarthy. The rumor that trousers are unfavorable and emphasize problem areas is just as untrue as the prejudice that paperbag trousers are difficult to combine.

What to look for when buying paperbag pants

Paperbag pants flatter every figure - if they fit and fit correctly. The paper bag shape emphasizes the waist and makes it look particularly narrow, while it gives the hips a nice curve. The high waistband also stretches the lower part of the body , making even shorter legs look long.

Models with many or wide pleats can actually apply around the abdomen and hips, this effect is usually canceled out by the narrow, conjured waist. However, if you want to be on the safe side, you can wear paperbag pants with no or two narrow pleats at most. Although the trousers are generally rather loose, there are also figure-hugging models that you can rely on if you fear that the hips or the stomach will appear too voluminous.

It is also particularly important that the waistband sits exactly at the waist and that the trousers do not cut into the crotch or hang too low between the legs.

There are such forms

Basically, every pair of trousers is considered a paperbag trousers with the typical paper bag waist. So there is a lot of room for variation. There are no limits when it comes to length and cut:

Paperbag pants narrow and straight or in the shape of a carrot: These cuts give the paperbag pants a serious business touch. Their length varies: whether normal, 7/8 or cropped - there is something for every preference. However, the leg looks longer on these models when they end above the ankle.

Palazzo or Marlene: these types of paperbag pants are true divas. They are cut very wide and often extra long and therefore perfect for high heels or high shoes in general. The high waist and the long, wide cut can conjure up endless legs.

Paperbag culottes : culottes have been with us for quite a while now - but in combination with the paperbag waist, the wide trousers, which traditionally end just below the knee, are even more eye-catching. A little tip: the length of culottes is not strictly adhered to in the current models, especially since it naturally ends at different heights on different women. It is important that the culotte does not end in the middle of the widest part of the lower leg - this can make the leg appear short and wide. Ending just below the knee or 7/8 length , culottes flatter most women.

Paperbag shorts: The summer version of the trend is not only airy and comfortable, but in contrast to relatives like denim shorts, it is also quite serious: in paperbag shorts you can look more dressed and elegant than in many other shorts models .

Paperbag skirt: The paperbag skirt is of course not a pair of pants, which is actually the name given here. It would be a shame, however, not to mention the skirt with the paper bag waist, because it is just as beautiful and versatile as the paperbag pants. Whether mini, midi or maxi - the paperbag skirt is available in any length. The wide-falling maxi and midi versions are playful and casual, while a paperbag pencil skirt above all makes you serious and sexy .

So you can combine the paperbag pants

Paperbag pants (and skirts) are all-rounders: they look very classic and elegant, especially with pumps and sandals, they look idiosyncratic and modern when combined with sneakers or ankle boots.

If you want to take full advantage of the slim effect of paperbags, you should opt for figure-hugging tops. Form-fitting T-shirts, blouses or bodies go perfectly with the eye-catching paperbag waist. If you like things to be exciting, you can wear crop top or sweater with a paper bag look - due to the high cut of the pants, only a little skin flashes out, while the belly and navel are completely covered.

If you are not interested in a slim silhouette, you can also combine tops such as oversize blouses with paperbag trousers or skirts. With classic shirt blouses, paperbag-Marlene or paperbag-palazzo pants in particular get an androgynous or masculine look - a touch of eccentricity à la Marlene Dietrich is included here. semi formal dresses australia 

Our conclusion

The waist dream comes in so many colors and shapes - there is something for every taste and every figure. The paper bag-shaped trousers are as comfortable and casual as jogging trousers without ever looking sloppy. Nobody should do without the good wearing comfort and the great style!