Fit Types and Silhouettes

LauRie’s trousers are categorised by fit type and silhouette.

The fit refers to the waist height (rise) and size, and how the trousers follow the shape of the body in general.
The rise on all of LauRie’s trousers is medium.
The waist size depends on the trouser style and the style of the waistband, but is usually roomy and/or flexible.

The silhouette determines how the trousers are shaped through the legs, and thus which body types and outfits they suit.

The various fits/silhouettes are described below. They are categorised by leg shape/silhouette – skinny, slim, regular, straight, loose and bootcut – and have also been given a specific name according to the type of waistband they have.

Skinny

Trousers with a skinny silhouette are made from high-stretch fabric, since they have a clingy, close fit, all the way down to the ankle.

This very close-fitting silhouette is especially good for slim body shapes and long, slim legs, or if you prefer a slim look underneath a long shirt or tunic.

We have the following skinny styles:

  • Skinny with elasticated waistband
  • Skinny with fixed waistband and front zip
skinny jeans

Slim

Trousers with a slim silhouette follow the shape of the body and give a slim, toned look. They are mostly made from high-stretch fabric that adapts to the body’s shape.

Trousers with a slim silhouette are especially good for the hourglass body type, highlighting its attractive curves – and for the square body type, to which they give shape. Like the skinny silhouette, this silhouette is also suitable for wear under long tops, such as tunics.

We have the following slim styles:

  • Slim silhouette with elasticated waistband
  • Slim silhouette with fixed waistband and front zip
  • Slim silhouette with fixed waistband and front zip – Magic Slim™
  • Slim silhouette with slimmer hips as well as a fixed, roomy waistband and front zip
slim

Regular

Trousers with a regular silhouette are the classic, most usual style with a leg shape that tones and gives some shape without clinging.

It is good on all figures and helps to create a relaxed look.

We have the following regular styles:

  • Regular silhouette with elasticated waistband
  • Regular, roomier silhouette with a wide elasticated waistband
  • Regular silhouette with fixed waistband and front zip
  • Regular silhouette with fixed waistband and front zip – Magic Slim™
  • Regular silhouette with slimmer hips as well as a fixed, roomy waistband and front zip
regular

Straight

Trousers with a straight silhouette are approximately the same width from thigh to foot.

This loose-fitting silhouette is good if you have broad shoulders, as it will balance them out – and also if you have a pear body shape, as it will give proportion to your hips.

We have the following straight styles:

  • Straight silhouette with elasticated waistband
  • Straight silhouette with fixed waistband and front zip
  • Straight silhouette with fixed waistband and front zip – Magic Slim™
straight

Loose

Trousers with a loose silhouette are looser at the hips and thighs. They are wide at the foot, giving them a loose-fitting look.

This silhouette is especially good for those with a pear body shape, as it evens out the shape of the body from the hip down.

We have the following loose styles:

  • Loose silhouette with elasticated waistband
  • Loose silhouette with fixed waistband and front zip
loose

Bootcut

Trousers with a bootcut silhouette are slim at the thigh but have a greater width at the foot compared with that at the knee.

This silhouette visually slims and lengthens, while simultaneously helping to even out the shape of the body, whether you have broad shoulders, hips or thighs.

We have the following bootcut styles:

  • Bootcut silhouette with elasticated waistband
  • Bootcut silhouette with fixed waistband and front zip
  • Bootcut silhouette with fixed waistband and front zip – Magic Slim™
bootcut