Give your favorite dress a break: pants and trousers are the ultimate addition to the fashion uniform of plus-size women. Whether tall or petite, you’re bound to find something you like – from curve-enhancing palazzo pants and high-waisted jeans to cigarette pants, casual chinos, and even sweatpants. Elegant yet effortless, well-tailored slacks are your shortcut to chic businesswear. Stand out in a sea of black, beige, and gray by adding burgundy, purple, navy blue, and olive green to your work wardrobe. Subtle prints, such as pinstripe and houndstooth, make for an equally formal but much more exciting look. For extra ease, opt for flowy wide-leg cuts, a flattering pleated front, or a roomy paperbag waist. When off-duty, reach for knitted pants and joggers, crafted from stretch-infused fabrics and equipped with an elastic pull-on waist for a comfortable fit. Also a great choice for going to and from yoga class. Summer calls for 70s-style bootcut and flared pants, cut from lightweight denim, cotton twill, and airy linen. Army-inspired khaki cargo pants and ankle-length sailor pants are an edgier option, while playful patterns – checks, stripes, florals, or leopard spots – bring interest and personality to your outfit. Looking for ways to enliven your cold-weather essentials? Add crisp and elegant winter whites to your list. For dressier occasions, dare to make a statement with sparkly sequins, glitter, satin, and chiffon. Vivid shades of red, pink, yellow, and brown ensure that all eyes will be on you. Meanwhile, tuxedo-inspired styles are a covetable evening update – just add feminine accessories for balance.