Style 101: Cigarette Pants

If you’ve ever wondered what the heck cigarette pants are, wonder no more.

Cigarette pants are a slim-cut trouser or pant. These pants come in a range of materials and prints, ranging from styles done in twill and denim to others done in solids and florals.

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Although cigarette pants are related to skinny pants or skinny jeans, there is a very subtle difference between the two cuts. Cigarette pants have a very slim, but straight cut throughout the leg of the pant, while skinny pants or skinny jeans narrow as they reach the ankle. Adding this bit of width at the ankle can actually be quite beneficial, as it can help to balance out a wider hip while creating a long, lean legline.

If cigarette pants sound like something you need to add to your wardrobe, there are several great styles of the chic pants that will instantaneously punch up your personal style.

Every girl needs a pair of simple black pants in their wardrobe, and the Lysse Twill Cigarette Pants from Zappos is just the pair you’ve been needing. These pants are done in a comfortable, stretchy twill that will hold its shape while flattering your curves. You’ll get a lot of wear out of this wardrobe must-have, so their $98 price tag is money well spent.

The Lysse Twill Cigarette Pants, found on Zappos.com.

The Lysse Twill Cigarette Pants, found on Zappos.com.

If you’re looking for a dressier trouser style, try the Sammie Pleated Waist Cigarette Pants in nude from Missguided. Done in a nude stretch crepe material, these pants make a great alternative to the basic work trouser. For only $40, these pants are a great way to test out the cigarette pant style without investing too much money into the look.

The Sammie Pleated Waist Cigarette Pant in Nude, found on Missguidedus.com.

The Sammie Pleated Waist Cigarette Pant in Nude, found on Missguidedus.com.

You’ll want to trade in your skinny jeans when you see this cigarette style by AG jeans. The AG Stilt Cigarette Leg Jeans in the Free wash offer a slim cut on the leg without narrowing at the ankle like your skinny jeans. These jeans come in a fairly uniform wash with a slight gradient on the hips and thighs, allowing for these jeans to be dressed up for a night out or dressed down for running errands on Sunday morning. The AG cigarette style jeans are available at Nordstrom.com for $164.

The AG Stilt Cigarette Leg Jeans in Free, found on Nordstrom.com.

The AG Stilt Cigarette Leg Jeans in Free, found on Nordstrom.com.

If it’s a printed pant you’re after, Asos offers the perfect cigarette style to satisfy your needs. Their Printed Cigarette Pantsย features a pink, white and teal floral done over the softest powder blue background. Pair these $38 trousers with a cute blouse and a pair of heels and you’ll be as pretty as a rose.

The Asos Printed Cigarette Pant, found on Asos.com.

The Asos Printed Cigarette Pant, found on Asos.com.

Now that you know all about cigarette pants and how they differ from skinny jeans, you have no excuse not to add at least one pair of these chic pants to your wardrobe.

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