There are five types of pants. The standard one, all the
way on the left, is a common pant worn by males and females.
The pant is pretty straight. The second, is a boot-cut pant
which is a little wide at the bottom to allow for boots.
The third is tapered pants that is also non-gender specific.
The ends of the pant becomes smaller, following the line
of the leg. Fourth, is the bell-bottom pants that has recently
become fanshionable once again. The last pant, takes the
bell-bottom further - called a flared pant.
Here we have the profile of the typical pants. Note how
all but the standard pant follows the shape of the leg at
least till the knee and either flaring out or continuing
to hug the leg.
Pants are cut in different ways. Here are three common forms.
The first is a classic-ruffed pants, which has folds at
each side from the belt down. The folds a inwards and all
that is viewed is the seam where it was stitched.
The second is the flat-front pant. This is a sleak looking
pant which is form-fitting and quite contemporary looking.
Third, the reverse-pleat pant is like the first except the
folds are inside-out. The fold is reminiscent of uniform
The first and third pant bulges out at the hip due to the
folds, making the hip area look bigger than they really
are. Most wear it just because it of that reason - mostly
in the color black since it's "slimming".
As any right-thinking female out there, it's all about the
length - from the belly-button, that is! Recent fashion
has seen a popular trend with the "dropping" of
the length in jeans. Normally, regular jeans button at the
waist. New additions now go lower at the hips (called hipsters)
which is about an inch from the belly-button and the ever-low,
low-cut jeans. Low-cut jeans are for the daring girl as
when she bends over, underwear is usually viewable at the
backside (thong ta-thong-thong-thong) and from personal
experience, even the butt crack and more... X_X
Males only have the option of the waist length jeans, unless
they're wearing baggy jeans which can fall anywhere from
just below the waist to their butt.
An important part of any pants, pockets has their own styles.
Beginning with the front pockets, there are four types.
The first is the standard scoop found in a pair of jeans.
Second is often used for dress pants where the pocket is
or is almost seamless with the side of the pants. Third,
is the small pocket also found in dress pants with just
the lip of the pocket visible. Then there are pants without
pockets also most often seen in dress pants and the differently
designed pants such as one's that lace up at front.
Turning to the back pocket, typical back pockets are the
"shield"-like shapes found in practically all
jeans. Then comes the square with flap pocket usually found
on cargo pants. Of course, there is the pant without the
Then there is the cargo pant pocket. The cargo pant, as
well as the carpenter pants, has an abundance of pockets
- with two additional ones at each side of the leg. Though
some pockets are flat, normal cargo pants tend to have a
fold at the middle. When someone stores something in it,
it bulges out. Enclosures for these types of pockets range
from velcro, buttons, and sometimes zippers.
There are a lot of pant variety out there, most of them
for women. Pants with glitter, stripes, plaid, and even
different cuts. Above, there is a wide leg pant similar
to the traditional Japanese clothing and then there is the
jumper. Pants may also have cuts at the
side or the back for females.
To the right illustrates how pants lay or don't lay on the
shoe. Wide bell-bottomed pants and tapered pants tend not
to fold up unless it is really long. Pants tend to have
a slight fold at the bottom unless it's baggy in which case,
a lot of folds are present.