Tall Trick: How to Find Flattering Ankle Crop Pants

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Ankle crop pants are all the rave this season, and fortunately, they tend to work well on tall women of all shapes and sizes. Here are a few tips for wearing this season’s hottest pant:

  • Choose the right length. An inch or two above where your foot meets your ankle is perfect. Any longer and you might look like you outgrew your pants!
  • Consider your body shape. If you are tall and curvy or pear-shaped, choose a pant that either has a straight leg or has a slight flare at the bottom. This will help to de-emphasize any unflattering proportions. You can see that I’m wearing a straight leg style (i.e. the pant doesn’t taper all the way in at the ankle) to complement my pear-shaped body. If you have a slim or athletic physique, choose a narrow-cut pant. This will give the appearance of more curves.
  • Don’t forget about the rise. Ankle crop pants look best with tucked-in shirts, therefore a regular or high-rise is great for most body types. To ensure the rise isn’t too low for me, I like to dance around the fitting room. If everything stays in place, I’m good to go!

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Above, I’m wearing the tall Cafe Capri in Wool from J.Crew. Tall sizes are on sale for $49.99 and if you order before Friday, you’ll get 25% off your entire purchase! What a steal! These pants are made from a lightweight wool which is perfect for wearing all year round.The inseam is 30″ (for comparison, the inseam of the regular size is 27″) and the rise is very low. I’d say that these pants run large. The first pair I ordered (size 6T) fit fine at first and then loosened up quite a bit throughout the day (baggy butt syndrome!). Size 4T (above) fits me much better.

For those of you who shop at tall-only retailers, I found a few cute ankle crop pant options here and here at Long Tall Sally.

One last piece of advice: I find that ankle crop pants look best with a heel or pointed flat. Alright, it’s time to show a little ankle!

Readers: Do you wear ankle crops?

5 thoughts on “Tall Trick: How to Find Flattering Ankle Crop Pants

  1. Kristi

    These ankle pants are beautiful on you – I especially love the fun color! How tall are you, btw? I’m so excited to have discovered your blog because I’m tall and pear-shaped, too! (although you must do wonders with your ensembles because I don’t see anything pear about your figure lol)

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    1. Kathy Post author

      Thanks! I’m 5’10. I try really heard to find clothes that are flattering on me…it’s not easy though! Maybe I should post more outfits of what not to do as a pear shape to show the difference? How tall are you?

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      1. Kristi

        You’re doing great showing things that work good on you – you’ve already shown me some things I didn’t think I could wear that maybe I can pull off after all. I’m 5’8″ so just in that range where “regular” sizes are a little too short and “tall” sizes are a little too long!

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