Perfect pant length

It might seem like a small detail, but to perfect your look, it’s worth going to any lengths to ensure your pant length is impeccable. Having a gaping ankle or shoes covered in folds of fabric will get you noticed for all the wrong reasons. Here’s the right way to go about perfecting your hem length:

Too short

A gaping ankle shows the hem sitting way too high.

Too long

Folds of fabric create an unflattering fit and overall bagginess.

Just right

The perfect pant should sit 2-3cms above the ground when wearing shoes.

Exceptions to the rules

Prefer or need to wear practical flats to work? Here’s how to make the most of the perfect hem in a flat shoe.

It’s all down to personal preference, but having your hem either just slightly above your shoe, or just slightly touching your shoe, is considered the perfect way to put your best foot forward at work.

Pant perfection option 1

Your hem sits just slight above your shoe.

Pant perfection option 2

Your hem sits just slight on your shoe.

Top tip

Remember to take into account where your pant will sit on your waist before deciding on hem length – and refer to the NNT fitting guide on tailoring your pants to suit you – it may even be tax deductible.


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