Work pants should be comfortable and flexible. Nowhere does this also mean that they can't look good. If you're anything like the average woman, it might be somewhat challenging to find a pant that offers you both comfort and style. Your struggle might come down to something as simple as improper fit or cut. Knowing what fit of pants work best for your body type is important.
If excess weight around your mid-section is a troublesome spot for you, consider a pant with a wide leg. A wider leg balances the extra weight you carry up top, creating a long and uniform shape all the way down to the floor.
When choosing this pant, consider your work environment. If you work in an area with hazards, such as large machinery, it's easy for the wider leg of the pant to get snagged and put your safety at risk. If you work in this type of environment, an alternative is a creased pant, as this style can give the appearance of a longer, leaner body.
If there is little definition between your waist and hips, you're categorized as a square shaped. You can create the illusion of curves with the right pant. The most complementary pant styles are nipped waist and drawstring pants. Both of these options draw the waist in to make it appear smaller than the hip area and create a curve.
Choosing between the two comes down to your work environment. For an office environment, consider the nipped waist. For a warehouse or more casual environment, you should be able to get away with a drawstring style pant.
If you have shorter legs, one of the best things you can do is avoid baggy pants. Baggy pants will only shorten the appearance of your legs. While your pants don't have to be tight, a more tailored fitting pant is best for a petite person who is trying to create the look of a longer leg.
Petite frames also do well with bolder pants in different patterns and colors. They won't necessarily lengthen your appearance, but offer a flair of style without being too much. If you work in an environment that allows you to experiment with your clothes, don't be afraid to try different colors and patterns.
A part of looking good is choosing clothing options that complement your body, even when it comes to work pants. Remember, comfort and style is often the result of trial and error, so keep searching until you find what's right for you.