We all know that black is flattering and slimming. So I'm sure it'll come as no surprise to you that we sell more black ski pants than any other colour...in fact any other item! And I'm all for buying a truly versatile piece of clothing that will add to your wardrobe and be a friend for years to come.
Choosing a black ski pant offers you a lot. You're at the top of the class in terms of value for money, flexibility and all that jazz. Why so? A black ski pant can go with pretty much any ski jacket you buy, for starters.
Livia Firth's "30 Wears" campaign is really inspirational. We should want to make our clothes work harder for longer because this is both good for our wallets and good for the environment. And we'd like the snow to keep falling so we all need to do our bit to help and reduce consumption.
It makes sense to me to buy less but buy more cleverly. To buy things that will work in a variety of ways and will last a long time. And so this is why I've written this article - to try to help answer some of those questions for a truly versatile piece of ski wear.
And you might wish to take a couple of pairs of ski pants away with you. Going skiing for a week? Do you really want to wear the same pair of ski trousers every day? Most of the ski pants mentioned below pack up really small - small enough to fit in to your hand luggage. Change up your look or freshen up quickly and easily.
Bootcut for everyone - yes, really!
None of the Winternational ski wear is cheap. I recognise that. There are plenty of retailers and manufacturers who offer low cost affordable ski pants.
What we at Winternational do is offer you a selection of the finest ski wear from brands who we know well and who make ski wear that lasts, that performs and that looks good on the slopes.
If some of these ski pants are out of your price range, don't forget...we've partnered with Klarna to offer payment plans so you don't need to pay everything right away.
So with no more ado, I'd like to introduce you to the Pippa by Goldbergh as seen in the photo above.
This is a style of ski pants is a style I have worn for 6 years. I am a size 10-12 and 5'8" tall and I wear a size 10 long.
They are beautiful, stunning, slim fitting, slightly boot cut and stylish. They work for the slim and for the wider hipped as the fabric is stretchy and the seams at the sides create a flattering shape.
Each winter Goldbergh improve the cut and the detailing. You will thank me - it's a worthwhile investment. The Schoeller fabric is four way stretch, they are lined with a soft light brushed finish which is really warm.
Curvy shapes - hourglass or pear
If this is you, look no further. The Liz ski pant from Kelly by Sissy de Monte Carlo is a great pant for you. Yes the brand's name is a mouthful but ignore that. This brand create really luxury pieces at affordable prices.
The small team have designed these ski pants to fit and flatter. A high waist offers true comfort and doesn't constrain. If you are curvy with a small waist then this will work well. But if you are curvy and have a larger waist, no fear. The stretch fabric works it out or size up because the stretchy fabric again will be your friend.
Plain (not boring) styling means that the garment flows over and embraces your shape whilst the softshell fabric keeps you held in. Styled in a bootcut shape, these ski pants are stretchy, soft, forgiving and go with the flow.
You can see here the waist line goes up higher at the back. This is to keep the snow out and to keep your kidneys warm And for anyone who has ever got cold on the slopes knows, a cold back is where it often goes wrong.
The high waist and high back are really good for the more curvaceous as they streamline over curves and leave a flat surface for your ski jacket to sit over, you get me?
You can probably wear a lot in the Winternational store. We'd recommend the Paris skinny if you really like clingy, or a bootcut shape, like the Pippa by Goldbergh if you want to look more elegant. But you can also invest in a more classic cuts like the Hilla ski pant from Emmegi or Poivre Blanc salopette.
Paris by Goldbergh.
These are a skinny stretch ski pant with stirrups that you wear either inside or outside your ski socks. Perfectly comfortable and truly flattering, these are a wow on the slopes. Worn here with some fun faux fur legwarmers and the infamous Butsu boots from Goldbergh.
Tall or long legs
So petites can find a lot in our online designer ski wear shop. You may chose from Paris by Goldbergh if you have a small frame. Moya by Bogner is wonderful as it fits above or near the top of the ski boots, so if you are shorter in hight you can allow the pant to fit in side your ski boots.
If you want a boot cut shape then consider Tipi II by Fusalp. These are warm and a good price point. The plain nature of this ski trouser means that it's truly versatile. Fusalp have made this style for quite a few years so you are investing in a product that has been perfected over the course of a few years.
Moya by Bogner is a stylish flat fronted black ski pant with slim fit legs. Four way stretch means that there is excellent fabric recover to prevent bagging and sagging at the knee and butt.
Fusalp's Tipi II ski trousers. French chic in all areas. These designer ski pants are flat fronted, smooth zip and soft bootcut shape.
One more thing...I've worn skinny ski black ski pants in the winter HERE! Yes it's true. Say I was going to a rugby game or any outdoor sport in winter and it's freezing. What better way to keep my legs warm and by definition, whole body warm by throwing on a pair of ski pants for the win!
Still have questions about which ski pant will suit you best?
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