Adam Glassman
Photo: Marko Metzinger/Studio D
Q: I'm totally straight from ribs to waist to hips—and I can't find slacks that fit. Can you help?
A: Pants are often designed for hourglass shapes, so a pair that accommodates your waist will probably be way too large in the hips—am I right?

Get Adam's checklist for a better silhouette

 Piazza Sempione slacks
Stretch fabric and slimmer-cut legs prevent drooping anywhere you don't fill out the pants.

"Marion" side-zip slacks, Piazza Sempione, $495; for stores.

Next: Why a wide waistband works

Banana Republic trousers
A wide, contoured waistband fits smoothly, spotlighting your middle.

Subtly flared buttoned-waist "Martin" trousers, $79;

Next: Find out whether high-rise or low-rise cuts are better

Ergofit by Rafaella pinstripe pants
A slightly higher rise is preferable to low-rise cuts, which only emphasize a boyish figure.

Pinstripe pants with tummy-flattening inner stretch panel, Ergofit by Rafaella, $65;

Next: See 2 roomy work bags Adam loves


Next Story