This year nothing works without our beloved paperbag pants. The tailored parts are not exactly new – but now they are coming out big and are more present than ever. No wonder, after all, the trendy trousers are more than comfortable, they conjure up a dream waistline thanks to their high cut and are simply perfect for every woman. We will show you why paperbags are anything but disadvantageous and how you can combine them in a really stylish way, plus the most beautiful models for after shopping.
What are paperbag pants?
Paperbag pants are so named because they look like a crumpled paper bag that can be squeezed with one hand at the top: they are cut super high and are tied tightly at the waist with a belt so that some fabric protrudes slightly from the waistband. Most paperbag models come with a suitable belt. If you like, you can exchange it with any belt and create individual looks.
Who do paperbag pants stand for?
“Paperbag pants are disadvantageous, emphasize problem areas and bulge” – this is the fear of many. We stand against it and love the pants precisely because of their figure-flattering shape: the paper bag shape makes the waist look particularly narrow and ensures beautiful curves on the hips and thighs. Keyword: hourglass silhouette. The waistband, which sits high in the waist, also stretches the lower body, making the legs look super long.
If you are still afraid that the pants could be worn, you should choose a model without or with subtle pleats. In addition, paperbag pants do not necessarily have to be loose. There are also pieces that are close to the figure and less bulky at the hip. Also make sure that the waistband of the pants is really exactly at the waist and the pants do not cut into the crotch or hang too far down. Otherwise, the trend part can quickly look misshapen.
Combine paperbag pants: this is how we style the trend piece now
Paperbag pants are a real all-round talent when it comes to styling. They can be combined both classically and elegantly as well as casually cool.
Most important styling rule: Always put blouses, shirts and sweaters in the waistband! This prevents you from bulging too much fabric on your belly and anything other than the typical narrow paperbag waistline. That is why figure-hugging tops, bodysuits and crop tops are perfect for paperbag pants.
Combine paperbag pants elegantly
Most paperbag pants are made of soft cotton and are therefore ideal for classically elegant looks. Black trousers that have a slightly narrower cut on the leg look particularly harmonious. Checkered Glencheck paperbags in combination with a light blouse and pointed pumps or ankle boots are also great, they also stretch the leg. Make sure that your blouse doesn’t have too much ski. Together with the ruffled paper bag waistband, this can quickly become too much.
If that’s too boring for you, you can also combine an oversize shirt with classic paperbag pants. This gives your outfit an androgynous look à la Marlene Dietrich. Flat dandy lace-ups made of varnish go best with this.
Combine paperbag pants casually
Are you looking for a casual paperbag look that is still exciting? We found it. Fashion blogger Christina Biluca shows how versatile the trend trousers can be. The white paperbag in combination with the black crop top simply creates a great mood for the coming summer. You can either style statement sneakers or summer lace-up sandals – depending on what you are up to. If the outfit is too airy, just grab the XXL blazer, the loose cut goes perfectly with the comfortable cut of the paperbag pants.
And don’t worry about too much bare skin: due to the high cut of the trousers, very little flashes, at most a hand’s breadth of skin.
Combine paperbag shorts
In summer, long trousers are often just too warm for us. It’s a good thing that there are not only paper bags with long legs, but also short-cut paper bag shorts. Not only are they airy and comfortable, they can also look serious, unlike jeans shorts. Make sure your shorts are not too short or too tight on the leg. The short paperbag should play around the legs as loosely as possible and fold the typical paper bag folds.
Trend # 1: Striped paperbag pants
Striped shirts and loose-fitting striped blouses are already part of our wardrobe. This season we are also wearing the stripes one floor down: paper bags with vertical stripes are the ultimate basic parts for spring and summer. Bright models made of linen, cotton or silk are best suited for summer. They go best with simple basic shirts and comfortable sneakers or sandals.
The following applies to styling: If possible, combine the trousers with patternless tops. If you mix too many different prints together, the look will otherwise quickly become overloaded and look less elegant.