Pairing A Halter With A Larger Bottom Half

Q. What would be a good choice of bottom for a solid gray slim fitting halter top this season? My lower half is heavier than my top but I don’t want to wear a skirt.

-Balance My Bottom

A. Black, grey, charcoal, navy and white are colors that will work with your new halter top. As for pants or Bermuda style shorts, avoid bottoms with embellishments, patch pockets or tapered legs. Wide banded pants will give the illusion of a smaller waist and hips and a smooth trouser style will balance your proportions especially ones with a slight flare. Plus, fewer pockets will lead to less bulk. Here are some options for you:

Alice + Olivia Wide Waistband Pant Parameter Pleated Denim Pant in MidnightWardrobe Stretch Denim Trousers

Karen Kane Cuffed PantsNanette Lepore 'Tantalizing' TrousersBilly Blues Stretch Herringbone Pants

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1. Alice + Olivia Wide Waistband Pant, $253 at shopbop,com

2. Parameter Pleated Denim Pant in Midnight, $215 at

3. Wardrobe Stretch Denim Trousers, $68 at

4. Karen Kane Cuffed Pants, $108 at

5. Nanette Lepore ‘Tantalizing’ Trousers, $215 at

6. Billy Blues Stretch Herringbone Pants, $88 at

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