Ask the Stylist: Trouser Suits to Suit your Body Shape

March 21, 2013

Ask The Stylist, Daily Digest

Ask the Stylist: Trouser Suits to Suit your Body Shape


Blake Lively started the trend for trouser suits last year when she stepped out in a red Michael Kors blazer with matching cropped trousers in New York.

To get the Blake Lively’s red trouser suit look, try this jacket and trousers from Per Una at M&S.

We’ve selected the best trouser suits to suit your body shape to wear to work or as an alternative evening wear outfit.


Create an optical illusion with monochrome trousers. The black panels in the trousers create a slimming effect. Wear the trousers with a black blazer. Best Buy: (Pictured far right) Boutique Trudie Monochrome Illusion Trousers, €45 Boutique at


Opt for a wide leg. Take inspiration from the 70’s with a wide leg trouser which will elongate the leg and balances out your slimmer top half. Cream trousers with a blue jacket is a classic look for summer.   Best Buys: Sarah wide leg, high waist trouser, €110, Reiss (comes in black or cream), Black wide suit trousers, €19.50, M&S , Maddy jacket in electric blue, €260, Reiss


Being petite means that you can experiment with colour. Keep the blazer or suit jacket fitted and wear the trousers cropped and with heels to ensure that the suit doesn’t swamp your small frame. Best Buy: (pictured above centre) Pink trouser suit at Zara or Yellow trouser suit at Zara


A longer length blazer is great for disguising a larger bust. Stick to one colour on the suit and wear with a paler coloured top. The darker colour on top will streamline your figure.  Best buy: (pictured above centre) Pari Pop Jacket jacket in Navy, £140 French Connection, Classic Ruth Stretch Trousers, £79.00, French Connection

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2 Responses to “Ask the Stylist: Trouser Suits to Suit your Body Shape”

  1. Angela B Says:

    I bought the pink Zara one the other day – fab!

  2. Annemarie Says:

    @Angela B Good buy, it’s fab! Have my eye on it, love the shoulder detail on it and the colour

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